If your account is activated and beginning to use Anvyl, the dashboard may be overwhelming as it will be empty. As you initiate purchase orders, the dashboard will begin to fill out and provide you with order alerts and a high-level overview through easy-to-view widgets.
What I will see:
- The top row of three key functions
- Snapshot of what's on order
- Ship date calendar view
- Order alerts
- Updates needed
- Orders health
- Quantities on order
- Year-to-date spending
- Delivery delay alerts
- On-time performance
Top row functionality
- Search orders, parts, views, and more for quick access
Global Actions button
- This blue "+" button is your fast track to adding orders, parts, suppliers, and any action you wish to take on Anvyl
- The easiest way to locate this is to look for your initials in a black circle
- Through this button, you can access your account and company settings
Note: These three functions are bookmarked and will be accessible on any page
What's on order
- The count of active orders
- Next to it is an actionable button to Add Order
Parts on order
- The count of parts across all your active orders
- An Add Part button is directly next to it
- Of your active orders, the number of suppliers that have open orders
- Add Supplier to your directory by clicking "+" button
Ship date calendar view
Shows all of the active orders you have in that month. Each dot represents an individual order and the status of that order. Milestones are in sequential order. The moment of time the dot represents is tied to a specific milestone confirmation. For a milestone to progress to the next stage, the initial and previous milestones will be green:
- Grey - milestone confirmation is upcoming or rescheduled milestone
- Light green - milestone confirmation is out / being confirmed < 48 hours
- Yellow - milestone confirmation prompt has gone unacknowledged > 48 hours
- Green - milestone has been confirmed
- Red - purchase order is rejected
When an order needs attention, you'll see a list that details the change, the order details (Part name, number, PO #), and the supplier. Within the order detail, you can MESSAGE SUPPLIER or UPDATE STATUS.
Examples you may see:
- Ship date moved # of days earlier
- Ship date delayed # of days
This section provides a snapshot of actions that your supplier contacts need to make. Similar to Order alerts, you'll see a list that details the request, the order details (Part name, number, PO #), and the supplier. Within the order detail, you can MESSAGE SUPPLIER or UPDATE STATUS.
Examples you may see:
- PO not acknowledged
- Shipment not confirmed
Lives directly underneath the Ship date calendar view and summarizes the count of the health of the active orders.
Quantities on order
List the number of parts, sorted by the part name and number by the number being ordered. Listed as defined by the unit of measurement. This is filterable by the supplier.
Summary of all purchase order spending (GMV - Gross merchandise volume) taken place. Filtered against active orders, shipped orders, and a composite that details the supplier spend.
Delivery delay alerts
If you are utilizing the shipment API and tracking either ocean or air shipments. You can see a quick reason for the delay status as it pertains to the order. Besides seeing the # of days an order delivery is delayed it will also provide the end destination. To see more details of what's causing a day, click on the order.
Supplier performance is important and measuring their effectiveness and efficiency goes a long way in ensuring you have the right partner. Through this widget, you can see how well your supplier has performed in relation to the shipped date confirmed on the purchase order to the actual shipped date when the milestone is confirmed. We count the number of orders, the on-time percentage, the late percentage, and the avg. days late.
Note: There are many factors that can contribute to an order being delivered late that may not always be the supplier's fault.