How to Import Specific Catalogues

Overview

Upload supplier catalogues and price files that have been specifically formatted for your simPRO system.

Catalogues are usually contained in a CSV or ZIP file. To obtain these files, you need to contact suppliers directly at your local branch or log in to their website. If the supplier is not aware of the simPRO format required they should contact their internal IT department for support.

There are three types of imports you can perform with a supplier-specific catalogue:

Complete

Imports all items from the price file as arranged in the groups and subgroups defined in the file. Select when performing an initial import.

Update and Create New Part

Compares the part numbers of items from the price file with those in the existing catalogue. If a part number in the new price file is not found in the catalogue, a new item entry will be created in the catalogue in a group and subgroup defined by the new price file.

If you are updating your catalogue with your default supplier, trade prices will also be updated. This option is useful if you wish to build up your catalogue to include all products from additional suppliers.

Update Only

Compares the part numbers of items from the price file with those in the existing catalogue but ignores additional items in the new price file. If you are updating your catalogue with your default supplier, trade prices will also be updated.

If you are updating your catalogue using the Update and Create New Part or Update Only options and matching part numbers are found between the catalogue and the new price file, the import will merge those items into one catalogue item with multiple suppliers. This is useful for comparing prices between different suppliers when raising a purchase order.

If you are unable to obtain a simPRO formatted price file from your supplier, you may wish to import the supplier catalogue as a generic price file or manually enter your most commonly used catalogue items.

US only: If you use simPRO in the United States, the term 'vendor' is used instead of 'supplier'.