Vupadhi Techno Services: Fulfilling the End-to-end Requirements of E-Procurement Lifecycle Management

Over the last 15 years, emergence of E-Procurement over conventional purchase procedures has addressed key legacy issues of cost and transparency in the procurement needs of public and private sector. However, while implementing an Eprocurement system, achieving the ultimate objective of high RoI remains a challenge as most of the EProcurement solution providers have limited the scope of their solutions and services to the award of the tender contract. Significant Pre-procurement and Post-procurement activities need to be woven and enmeshed with the core purchase process to complete the cycle and derive a Value Add from the system. Into this emerges Vupadhi Techno Services, a startup from Hyderabad, India that is redefining the way Governments and Corporates need to do Procurement using ICT.

Kalyan Chakradhar Reddy, MD

Vupadhi has implemented a state of- the-art E-Procurement system for the Governments of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana by putting all of its innate experience in E-Governance and its efforts to carve a niche for itself in this space has resulted in putting its flagship product “A2Z Procure” to the world procurement stage. This is a SaaS based E-Procurement solution that incorporates collaboration, transparency, evaluation and monitoring needs throughout the procurement process and completes the 360®cycle. Commenting on the company’s unique positioning in E-Procurement domain, Mr.Kalyan Chakradhar Reddy, Founder &Managing Director, Vupadhi Techno Services, says, “A2Z Procure is an end-to-end web based E-Procurement platform that automates the complete tender cycle and ends with post-contract activities and meaningful Decision support systems.”

Vupadhi has already established itself in the E-Governance domain by bagging a string of Citizen Services Portal Management projects.
Its solutioning to the Governments covers Design, Development, Integration and O&M areas and enables over 500 B2C and G2C Services assimilating Revenue Management, Expenditure Management, Administration and Citizen services through Open source Applications and SOA design. For its undaunted efforts in this space to bring about Innovative solutions to everyday procurement practices, the company and its Think-tank has won many accolades over the last 15 years including the United Nations Public Services Award and “SKOCH Awards - Order of Merit”.

Vupadhi’s solution contains multifarious modules of Centralized Supplier Registration, Indent Management, core E-Tendering, an independent and exhaustive e-Auction module, Contract Management and Monitoring Modules, Catalogue Management and Rate contracts, Purchase Order Management, Budget and Accounting Modules under a single Application and Sign-on that is unique to the Industry itself. Mr. Reddy further adds, “The end-to-end E-Procurement covers the whole gamut of Tender types including FII funded projects like World Bank, JAICA, MDB, ADB etc.”

The company’s E-Tendering module enables identification of the best bidder in different ways. Simplifying the complex evaluation method to assure cost benefit and quality from bidder, A2Z procure deploys weight age criteria during procurement process. Being platform agnostic, it works with different browsers, databases and operating systems. Vupadhi has also ensured safety and security of all online transactions that happen through this suite as the system is compliant to Industry guidelines issued by DeITY, CVC and is certified by STQC Directorate, Govt. of India.

For next-generation procurement, Vupadhi is keen on leapfrogging into the future by adding integration of finance and budgetary controls to Procurement spends, and using futuristic Dashboards for Spend Analysis and Decision support.

Mr.Kalyan Reddy believes that E-Procurement as a concept has come of age and now the company needs to think beyond just E-Procurement to keep re-inventing. Implementation of cutting edge technologies like block chain, big data, AI and cloud based solutioning for remote clients are some of the focus items that Vupadhi is keen on developing for bringing the next paradigm shift in this space.