The Benefits of Using Zahara as your complete buying platform

What is Zahara

Zahara is an online tool for managing your organisational spend. Zahara adds control and visibility across your organisation, so every purchase request follows an agreed workflow, allowing faster and easier requisitions.  Purchase orders can be sent on automatically to your suppliers, and then the purchase process continues with goods receipting, and the recording and matching of the supplier invoice. Zahara is designed to be flexible and easy to use. You can use as much or as little of Zahara as you need. You may want to use it for just invoice approvals or the complete purchase to pay process. Our various settings allow you to set it up quickly and with integrations for cloud-based accounts systems including Xero and Quick Books Online, Zahara can add real value to your accounts payable’s process in minutes.

Who uses Zahara

Zahara is designed for the multi-site organisation like pub groups, care homes, school groups, nursery school groups or multi-site retail outlets. It also works perfectly for those with multi-concurrent jobs or projects like construction companies or large electrical contractors.
In fact, anyone who authorises the buying for their organisation, but wants more control & more awareness, and would like to know the metrics behind purchasing will love Zahara. They will like the simplicity yet the thought that has gone into this solution. Some of our recent customers include:
  • British Airways Holidays (UK)
  • Gefo (UK)
  • Adelaide Fringe (Australia)
  • Kout Food Group (UK)
  • TTM Healthcare (Ireland)
  • Torrent Oil (US)
  • Rentalworks (US)
  • 4D Pharma (Europe)

Why Use Zahara?

Zahara is all about simplicity. One of our core values is to maintain a clean user interface yet have layered sophistication and capability that can easily be adjusted in the settings yourself. Zahara is affordable – monthly or annual subscription payments, and very fast to deploy. Often, there is nothing to install and your setup can be done very easily. When you do need our help, our on-boarding team can provide a paid-for service to do everything for you, train you, and hand it all over. Zahara can integrate with popular systems including:
  • Sage 50
  • Sage 200
  • Xero
  • QuickBooks
  • QuickBooks Online
  • Zapier
We can also interface with ERP systems using standards like ODBC / CSV & XML and our on-premise sync tools.  
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How does Zahara purchase management work ?

Zahara runs from a web browser. All you need to do is Register and get started or arrange a demonstration You can quickly setup your company and start a 30-day trial. After that, it’s entirely up to you whether you continue or not. You only pay monthly for the number of users you need, or for those with more than 50 users can arrange a site-license at a price that works for you and the size of your organisation. We are continually enriching Zahara with new features so you are choosing a system that will grow with you over time. We listen to customers,who all face the same problems, and require more purchasing control, yet want an easy intuitive system available to all. As a result, every 3 – 4 weeks we release new features and refinements.
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Increased Productivity

Your staff can raise purchase requisitions in seconds and approvals can be done – for both invoices and purchase orders, quickly and easily using email or our elegant approvals dashboard. Deliveries can be easily receipted and invoices recorded quickly. Zahara is all about simplicity and improvement on the tired, paper-rich processes you may well currently have. When you harness the power of our OCR technology as well, the productivity of your AP team will increase dramatically.
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Zahara Saves You Money

With all of your purchasing centralised in one easy-to-use and easy-to-access platform, you will be able to visualise and analyse your spend so much more easily. We have a range of graphs and charts so you can easily see where savings could be made. Who are your top vendors for spend? Which employees are spending the most? Is there a skewed amount of money being spent on certain products. Simply searching across order and invoice line items will reveal the pricing you are paying for your catalogue so you can better control who your staff should be buying from. If you have controlled pricing from your suppliers, you can make sure only approved products from approved vendors are purchased and with our faster, paperless approvals, the line managers can make informed decisions about spend more easily.  

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Zahara is perfect for all types of
businesses & organisations

  • Schools & Colleges
  • Hospitality Industry
  • Residential Care Homes
  • Construction & Electrical Contractors
  • Churches & Religious Groups
  • Retail chains
  • Shared Service Centres
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