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Product Planning

Zumen is the only Procurement (Source-to-Pay) platform that understands how the Product Manufacturing companies manage their various New Product Development & Strategic (Re)Sourcing Programs.

  • Create Programs (Projects)
  • Add Program (Project) Plan
  • Setup Milestones/ Phase-Gates
  • Create & Manage Build Plans
  • Review Build Readiness
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Product Data Management

Zumen is equipped with part-level granularity to manage your Bill of Materials. Track individual line items and ensure accurate flow of product information among all the stakeholders with Zumen’s unified platform.

  • Import, View and Manage Bill of Materials
  • View and Manage Parts Lists
  • Create Item Codes
  • View & Manage Engineering Changes
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Product Development & Sourcing

Zumen offers a scalable, industry-standard format to estimate part costs and ensures that the costing is integrated with Part Life Cycle.

Manage all the sourcing communications and monitor sourcing contracts in real time.

  • Create and Manage multiple RFPs
  • Create and Manage Cost Estimates
  • Send Request for Quotations
  • Perform Quotation Negotiations
  • Perform Sourcing Approvals
  • Create and Manage Purchase Orders (Standard, Blanket, Spot)
  • Monitor and Review Ordered Parts Status
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Supplier Relationship Management

A comprehensive dashboard for searching and onboarding new suppliers, managing negotiations, monitoring supplier performance, and managing supplier relationships with ease.

Zumen offers the opportunity to discover and engage with new suppliers with a single click, and the onboarding process is handled completely online.

  • Add, View and Manage Suppliers
  • Evaluate Suppliers
  • Monitor and Review Supplier Dashboards
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Procurement Dashboard and Action Overview

Stay connected with your entire Source-to-Pay process with Zumen’s comprehensive dashboard. This all-inclusive module integrates data from multiple sources and exposes users to any pending actions that require immediate attention.

  • Get Tasks/Approvals Updates and Notifications
  • Perform Required Actions
  • Visibility into Realtime Sourcing Progress
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Budgeting & Spend Management

Zumen consolidates every budget item and tracks the status against each item with all the relevant documents in a single system. This allows a strategic advantage on spending with a clear and straightforward spend approval process.

  • Create and Manage Budget Cycle and Budget Items
  • Execute Budget Approvals
  • Monitor and Review Budget Spends
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PLM and ERP Integration

Real-time and end-to-end data visibility, process streamlining, and reduced costs. Achieve this and more with Zumen’s integration framework! Zumen’s pre-built connectors make it very simple to connect with PLMs such as Teamcenter and Windchill and ERPs such as SAP, Oracle, JDE and others.

  • Integrate with PLM
  • Integrate with ERP
  • Works with Excel
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Pandemic Diaries – Episode 01

April 08, 2021
Employee Stories Episode 1 | Zumen

I was doing my usual rounds of welcoming customers when my mom called me continuously, which she usually doesn’t unless it was an emergency. Asking a colleague to cover up for me, I quickly called her. I learned that my father was serious and admitted to the ICU. I took the first train to my hometown and rushed straight to the hospital. My father had a block in his heart and needed surgery immediately. Since the facilities in my hometown were limited, I had to take my father to Chennai for treatment. With support from friends and family, I managed to admit my father to a multispeciality hospital in Chennai amidst the nationwide lockdown.

The surgery was a success. I quit my job and spent the next few months taking care of my family, slowly using up all my savings. I began hunting for jobs on various career platforms. Some recruiters called back while most of them didn’t; I cracked some companies and failed at others. The year-long gap in my career was the biggest problem. On one such day of job hunting, I came across a startup company called Zumen on LinkedIn. Reminiscing how my career started at a startup, I decided to give it a shot.

The next day I got a call from Harishankar Krishnamurthy, the HR head of Zumen. We had a conversation about the job role and the organization. I was told to expect a call later to schedule an interview with the CEO. The second round was a technical interview of sorts with the CEO, Viswanathan Kuppuswami. He was a visionary who was clear in explaining his thoughts and expectations. I understood that he wasn’t a fan of hierarchy and believed in a flat organizational structure. I learned more about the goals of the organization and what role I would be playing in the grand scheme of things. I was convinced that I gave it my all and was waiting for the update.

On the third call, I had a salary discussion with Hari. He asked my expectation and I gave him a number. As usual, I was expecting him to point out the career gap in my resume and use it against me. At this point, I thought it was only normal for him to do so. But all he said was, “Okay, great! You will be happy when you receive the Offer Letter.”

I received the offer letter the next day.

Hari was right. I was indeed happy. It felt like all my struggles, pain, and sacrifices were leading me to this very moment. My family was elated to learn the news. The fog of uncertainty was lifted and things seemed to fall in place. I could finally see the light on the other side of the tunnel.

That one call changed my life.

Maneckshaw Anand

Brand Manager.

Stay tuned for the next episode in Lockdown diaries.