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Strategic Sourcing

Strategic Sourcing with MeRLIN - simplify your sourcing and create sustainable value for the business across sourcing.

MeRLIN is an integrated solution for direct and indirect purchasing with a focus on supplier relationship management as well as procurement planning and procurement automation functions, enhanced with advanced analytics.

MeRLIN improves collaboration between the various roles in a company's purchasing department and the partners and suppliers in the procurement market. The easy-to-use platform, with an intuitive user interface and user-friendly navigation, brings together all the activities of the individual stakeholders in the Buyer Portal and Supplier Portal to improve the collaboration experience and user adoption:

MeRLIN as an integrated software solution for their procurement processes:

  • Category Management
  • Supplier Relationship Management
  • eSourcing
  • Contract Management
  • eProcurement
  • Supply Management mit Out-of-the-Box-Spending Analysis


MeRLIN is developed on the Microsoft technology platform and, as a modular, configurable and integrated software solution, is extremely flexible, scalable and secure. Use is possible either as an on-premises solution or as a cloud solution.

MeRLIN enables rapid implementation and end-to-end automation of procurement processes and ensures a faster ROI.


Your advantages: Value enhancement and risk reduction through automation


  • Control spending and increase savings
    Improve spend visibility, monitor spending patterns to identify savings opportunities, reduce irregular spending, and improve budget control.
  • Shorten procurement cycles
    End-to-end automation, streamlined processes, and real-time collaboration with suppliers and internal stakeholders.
  • Decision-making facilitation
    Faster and more informed decision making with comprehensive real-time analytics for spend, suppliers, categories and more.
  • Integration with ERP systems
    Seamless integration with your ERP systems to automate your source-to-contract activities with bi-directional data flow between systems.
  • Supply Chain Due Diligence
    Streamline supplier due diligence and ensure compliance with the Supply Chain Due Diligence Act using MeRLIN's supplier management and audit functionality.

Benefit from our expertise in strategic sourcing

In conjunction with our expertise in planning and supporting the digital transformation of core processes and support processes in companies, we draw on extensive experience in various corporate functions, including procurement.

We supported our customers in the implementation of the MeRLIN Strategic Sourcing Solution and train the end users to enable a seamless digital transformation of procurement. Our goal is to digitize your procurement processes to achieve sustainable savings, reduce supplier risks and increase operational margins.

Benefits for your company: Increase efficiency and profitability

  • Category Management
  • Supplier Relationship Management (SRM)
  • eSourcing: identification of procurement needs
  • Contract lifecycle management (CLM) with suppliers
  • Spend analytics: Real-time analytics capabilities
  • Compliance with the supply chain due diligence act (LkSG)
  • Tracking of policy statements and supplier surveys
  • Alerts for non-compliance
  • Reporting and analytics: comprehensive reports and dashboards


Online webinars

We regularly conduct webinars with public access after registration. We are also available for company-specific individual formats to give a first insight into the functionality and to experience MeRLIN live as a software solution. Interested parties are very welcome to contact us!

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Christof Bartsch


Christof Bartsch

Telefon: +49 (711) 900 15 70

Mobil: +49 (178) 88 68 742

E-Mail: kontakt@protema.de

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