Information on WebEDI (CLiP)

CLiP is a web-based platform used by CLAAS to enable its suppliers to integrate directly into the procurement process. The portal primarily addresses partners not using the interface for the electronic data interchange according to the VDA specification. The only technical prerequisite for connecting to CLiP is an available Internet access and a web browser.

The multilingual web application operated in the SAP and WebSphere environment maps the supplier-specific transactions and processes for the parts and component supply. Numerous overview and status displays, workflow-supporting messaging and an automated generation of supporting documents round off the service offering for CLAAS suppliers.

CLiP with its functions supports the communication and process sequences between the suppliers and CLAAS employees from the purchasing, scheduling, planning and logistics departments. Many processes are automated and accelerated, e.g. through the paperless documentation of the purchasing and demand data.

Function features (selection):

  • Download option
    The purchase order information for individual orders and delivery calls can be downloaded from CLiP in the standard e-commerce format openTRANS. In addition, the current delivery overviews and planning previews can be saved and edited as Excel files.
  • Information at a glance
    The planning overview and the delivery and backorder overview can present all materials in detail if needed. A choice of individual, several and also all plants is possible. Many overview pages and status displays support the user.
  • Production of standardized goods tags with barcode
    The goods tags standardized according to CLAAS standard can be generated by the suppliers themselves at any time. This simplifies and expedites goods receipt management at CLAAS. Suppliers can print any number of documents in one batch through predefined and adjustable print jobs. The respective specified barcodes are also “printed” on the goods tags dynamically generated in the PDF format.
    Automated creation of supporting documents and archiving as PDF.
  • Communication history
    A communication history is maintained on all types of communication (technical clarifications, pricing, follow-up negotiations, internal messaging, etc.) between CLASS and the suppliers. This provides certainty and safety on both sides.