An official Purchase Order (PO) generated from the Cognizant Automated Procure‑to‑Pay Solution (CAPPS) is Cognizant’s primary buying method. A Cognizant PO is required to fulfill most product and service requirements.
POs can only be created and issued to those suppliers who the Global Procurement Team have added to the supplier database. Cognizant-authorized buyers need to buy products and services from preferred registered suppliers. Preferred contract suppliers listed in CAPPS provide commonly ordered products and services at negotiated least total cost. These suppliers also provide quality customer service and support.
CAPPS has made the entire procure-to-pay workflow electronic, thereby making purchasing simpler. CAPPS supports self-service purchasing.
Authorized system users can log on to CAPPS, which is a secure environment. They can browse, search, shop and buy from a range of Cognizant's most commonly used preferred contract supplier online catalogs. The users can process their orders by creating a requisition. A requisition gets routed, approved and turned into a PO electronically. During the process of creating a requisition, CAPPS automatically processes account and buyer validation.
Additionally, CAPPS checks the purchases for:
Final approved purchase orders are sent directly to the supplier, through Electronic Data Interchange (EDI).
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