Vetcove's purchase analytics feature helps you understand and optimize your purchasing. Analytics information will automatically be added for any vendor you've added to Vetcove. You'll see data and trends about your suppliers, manufacturers, and individual items. Using interactive and visual charts, Vetcove will show you everything you could hope to know about your purchases in a given time period.
This guide helps you understand what data is available, and how to make the most of the analytics you now have access to. Data is broken down into three main tabs:
If you click on "Orders" from your main navigation bar, then "Order History" we take you to a page where you can review and print your past orders, compare all of your spending habits, and analyze your purchases.
We display all order history from all connected vendor accounts. That's including orders made directly from your vendor's website or even with a representative over the phone! No matter how you placed your order with a connected vendor, it will show up here in your order history.
Additionally, we pull in 2 years of order history when you sign up with us so that you can start comparing your spending habits and viewing past orders right away.
You can sort your orders by date or supplier. You can also use the mini search bar to filter your order history based on a specific search term (like an item name or product type).
If you click on one of your orders, we take you to a page where you can review that order in detail, as well as print that order by clicking "Print."
At the top of your page next to "Orders" you can choose "Suppliers." In the middle of the page below the graph, you'll see helpful statistics about your purchases over the selected date range. These include Total Purchase Volume, Total Orders, and Daily Purchase Volume.
The main chart below visually displays purchases from all of your vendors over the time period you select, which is located at the upper right corner of the graph. Each line on the line graph represents monthly purchases from a given vendor. You can hide (or show) a vendor by clicking on the vendor's name just below the graph. This graph helps you understand how your purchasing habits have changed over time, as well as being able to compare one supplier against another.
Below the line chart, you can view a list of your suppliers arranged as default by "purchase volume" from greatest to least. If you click on the "sort by Purchase Volume" button, it allows you to change how your suppliers are sorted!
Your "Percent of Total" column shows how much of your total spend is spent on a given supplier. This can be an extremely helpful tool if you intend for the majority of your business to go to a particular supplier!
You can also utilize the Export feature. By clicking this, we auto-generate a CSV file which can be opened in Microsoft Excel containing all of your manufacture spend history for your selected dates.
We also give you the option to view your order history by "Category."
Each and every item listed on Vetcove is placed into a category so that you can search and compare based on which type of category the item falls into! From here, you can also compare your spending habits across various categories of products and see what percentage of total spend has gone towards which category.
Choosing the Manufacturers tab from the left-hand column displays a similar table as shown under "Suppliers" of all manufacturers whose products you've purchased over the selected time period (no graph is included on this tab). The list is arranged as default by "purchase volume" from greatest to least.
Your "Percent of Total" column shows how much of your total spend is spent on a given manufacturer This can be an extremely helpful tool if you intend for the majority of your business to go to a particular manufacturer! From this area you can use the following tools...
Sort by Purchase Volume - If you click on the "sort by Purchase Volume" button, it allows you to change how your manufacturers are sorted!
Search Items - If you are looking to analyze your spending history for a specific item, you can type your selection into the "search items" bar
Date - This field allows you to choose which dates you'd like to view.
Export - By clicking this, we auto-generate a CSV file which can be opened in Microsoft Excel containing all of your manufacture spend history for your selected dates.
Clicking on the name of a manufacturer will show details about your purchasing habits for that specific manufacturer's products. The top of the page will display a line graph of your purchasing habits over time from the manufacturer. Below the graph, you'll find your Total Purchase Volume, Total Orders, and Daily Purchase Volume.
Then, below that, you'll find that you can review your purchases for this manufacturer by Items, Categories, or Suppliers.
Finally, at the most granular level, Vetcove gives you analytic data regarding your purchases on an item-by-item basis. Much like the manufacturer data, items appear in an ordered list based on total dollars spent. Also included in this data is the most recent purchase date, and the total quantity purchased for the selected date range.
Also similar to the Manufacturers, clicking on an item will display several graphs related to your purchases of this item, including:
- Purchase volume over time
- Price paid per unit over time
Still have questions regarding the Purchase Analytics you are seeing?
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