When a supplier wants to become a supplier to a buyer organization, the supplier registers on the
and completes an online supplier application form. The application form prompts the supplier to provide all the information that the buyer requires to begin a qualification process. Each page of the application focuses on a different type of information, such as general company information or banking information.
As a supplier representative fills out the application through the
, the MDM Hub stores the records that make up the application in a pending state in the Operational Reference Store. After the supplier representative submits the application, the application goes through a business approval process. If business users approve the application, the supplier becomes an approved supplier and the application becomes the supplier profile. In the Operational Reference Store, the state of the profile records changes from pending to active. The MDM Hub links the records to construct a 360 degree supplier profile.
The data from the application is now the official supplier profile.