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I've uploaded our Terms & Conditions file for Vendors on the Vendor Portal configuration menu (see screen shot), thinking vendors would have it available for them on the vendor portal, but some are writing back saying they can't find it, and I've logged in as a user of the Vendor Portal and also can«t find it anywhere.
Please help, and thanks!
I was wondering if anyone has more experience with Vendor portal and how users register for it. Under Vendor portal setting I see 4 statuses that can be assigned to a vendor when
he /she registers on our Vendor Portal. I
presume Active means, that the Vendor can start working on projects
immediately. But I am not sure about other three.
Active: Vendor account is active after registration, Not confirmed: Vendor account is not confirmed, Potential: Vendor account is set as potential, Waiting for approval: Vendor need to wait for approval by a Vendor Manager.
We want to set a stauts that would not automatically register/enter them into our database. Does any of statuses above do this? We do not want to bloat our vendor database with hundreds of vendors.
Our vendors said that if they click on the PDFs in the Vendor Portal (now the download icon or the Download all button), they get the PDF contents in code instead of actually seeing the PDF.
We tested this in Chrome and FireFox on different PCs and the result is the same (see attached screenshot).
We have been thinking that it would be a good idea to have the status of the Vendors changed as happen with the Clients' status. That way, every vendor who has already collaborated with your company would have the status of "Active" unless you change it (because s/he is no longer active or because you had a bad experience with that vendor or his/her data is incomplete).
What do you think? How do you deal with vendors status? We think it is a waste of time to change it manually to active as, if we have just worked with that provider, it is sure s/he is active!
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