With so many items and details to track, it can be overwhelming for any design team to handle on their own. Our experienced team of procurement gurus will guide you through the process and ensure your design team has everything they need to manage your client’s projects with confidence.
Adjust. We will meet to discuss any questions or adjustments that need to be made.
Discovery. We talk about your goals and purpose. Then we meet to review your existing process.
Documentation. Our team works on recommendations and documentation of the new process.
Review. We review, adjust, and finalize the process.
Clean Up. Your team works to clean up your existing data based on our action plan.
We will schedule a check-in one month out to talk through questions and make any adjustments.
We will schedule a virtual training session with you (and/or) your team to implement the new process
We will identify and document key dates, steps, and information to track during the procurement process, as well as an action plan to clean up your current data.
We will discuss and document your purpose and goals for the procurement process.
We will take a deep dive into your current process and find out what is working and what is not.
We will create custom checklists to use during the each phase of the procurement process: Proposal/Pricing, Order Placement, and Tracking/Installation.
Implementation. We schedule a training session for you and your team to walk through the new process.
During the weekly calls we work together to prioritize our goals, discuss issues, questions, or red flags, and communicate project status on an ongoing basis.
We’ll spend 30-minutes getting to know each other to see if our service and your needs are a good fit!
We will set expectations and agree on how to communicate. Then, we’ll review your existing process focusing on key dates, milestones, and accountability for each step.
We work to optimize and clean up your Studio Designer account. We will review and update (or confirm) that all items are marked as open, delivered, or inactive.
We review all open proposals and orders and prioritize the existing projects to take over first. Any new projects will follow our standard procurement process.
For Studio Designer users
Have a quick question? Is your client asking for a report/information you don’t know how to find? Just want to talk to someone about your current procurement process? Schedule a one-on-one session with me
Full-Service Procurement for Studio Designer users includes vendor pricing, proposal creation, order placement, purchase order creation, tracking, reporting, etc.
A procurement process based on your unique business needs. Over a 6-8 week period we will work together to review your existing structure and goals, recommend best practices, document the new process, clean up your system, and train (you)r team.
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What a time saver! I would have had to hire at least one other person in house, if not two. I can trust that Candice and her team always have our best interest at heart. If a vendor or sales rep needs a little “nudge” or firm word, they do not hesitate to do so. In addition, Candice’s organizational skills are impeccable! All of the above allows me to go out and do my job without having to worry about this very large and important aspect of my business.
Studio Designer is a very robust product, and while they offer great resources to train designers, there is really no substitution for having someone with expertise in Studio who can align it with your business. It's like bringing on a team member who can train YOU instead of the other way around!
You are the reason I am able to use Studio Designer! Without you I would be lost. I am able to focus on design, and know someone else has their eye on the very intricate details of ordering, tracking, and receiving my client's furniture!
Powers Purchasing has a strong knowledge of both Studio Designer and industry best practices and also exhibits strong communication skills. We are able to go to the source for questions, which allows us to be more efficient and effective in our services.
Their replies are prompt, organized and thorough, sometimes even catching things I didn't even know I needed. I have also appreciated how knowledgeable everyone is in using Studio Designer, again making our lives easier to deal with other important things in the company. It has been an absolute pleasure working with Candice and her team.
Outsourcing all procurement needs to Powers Purchasing is a massive weight lifted for any firm that could use extra bandwidth to thoroughly enter, manage, and track orders. Weekly reports and correspondence with the Powers Purchasing team has helped me stay on top of our procurement scope via a high level summary, in lieu of being stuck in the details and inevitable trenches of the ordering process.
My mission as the founder of Powers Purchasing is to make the complex simple, the arduous effortless, and the sporadic consistent. I bring with me years of experience in various industries, including commercial real estate, digital marketing, and distribution. With this diverse background, I understand the importance of organization and efficiency in all aspects of business. While my design medium may be more often a spreadsheet than a home, I believe that inspiration and creativity can be found anywhere. At Powers Purchasing, we are dedicated to helping you turn your vision into reality by ensuring every part of the purchasing process is simple and transparent.
If you're tired of getting bogged down by pricing, ordering, and logistics for your design projects, we can help. Our systemized approach to procurement ensures consistency, and by tracking key dates and details, we let Studio Designer's custom reports do the work for us. Our services provide clear, simple, and accurate insight into interior design projects, including timely pricing, lead times, and availability of design elements, accurate proposals, order placement, and tracking, and transparent and up-to-date information on all aspects of your project.
"Candice understood the urgency of my situation and was pivotal in helping me set up all of the back end processes via Studio in addition to setting up all of my accounts with manufacturers and suppliers. Without her, I would not have been able to have the success that I have had as it would have taken me months to accomplish what she did via Studio Designer."
In partnership with CVW Accounting
"Studio Designer is a very robust product, and while they offer great resources to train designers, there is really no substitution for having someone with expertise in Studio who can align it with you business. It's like bringing on a team member who can train YOU instead of the other way around!"
In partnership with CVW Accounting
In partnership with CVW Accounting
"Powers Purchasing helps us identify vendor charges and PO discrepancies which helps us be more efficient. We are able to capture the designers’ true costs, which in turn helps the designer maximize their billable revenue and overall profit."