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Unite for Energy and Utilities

Critical infrastructure demands a powerful procurement solution. Discover how Unite can protect your supply chain, charge your digital transformation and prepare you for the energy transition.

Join more than 150,000 B2B customers that already use Unite.

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A powerful partnership

Why Unite is the perfect pairing for your procurement processes

Energy and utility organisations like yours are critical to our economies and our people. So with inflation putting pressure on procurement teams, it’s vital you can find a way to deliver savings and ensure efficiency.

That’s where we come in. With over 20 years’ experience working with some of Europe’s leading energy generators and suppliers, we are perfectly positioned to support your process improvements with smart solutions – so you can focus on powering everything else.

Why energy companies are switching to Unite

Your procurement powerstation

Benefit from a flexible and scalable centralised procurement solution that integrates with ease and works across every location – offshore and in the office.

A stronger supply chain

With Unite’s wide assortment from vetted and local suppliers, and all your catalogues in one place, you can build a more transparent, resilient supply chain that supports your ESG goals.

More for your money

Beat your budget and reduce administration costs thanks to smart saving features, automated processes, less maverick buying and the ease of just one creditor.

Hands on the controls

Stay in charge of supplier and product choice, budget limits and approval workflows, while empowering your people. Then use transparency tools to understand and impact spend.

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All our 5,000 employees use Unite as their central procurement solution, which encourages them to filter products based on their sustainability certificates and optimises shopping baskets across multiple dimensions. And with instant access to nearly 30 million items, we can still keep our previous suppliers and the conditions we negotiated.

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Smart features to charge up your team

So many suppliers, just one vendor

With its integrated marketplace, Unite gives you a wide product choice from suppliers you can trust, including local businesses. It’s compliant purchasing in a single-vendor solution.

Harmonious catalogue hosting

You can bring all your framework agreements and supplier catalogues together in one place, helping you benchmark prices, negotiate contracts and get the best deals for your business.

Access for everyone

Whether through your ERP system or the web, you can easily connect all your locations to the same procurement solution, whether they’re working on an oil rig or from their home office.

Smart Basket for the best choice

Our powerful basket optimisation tool offers up combos of best price, delivery time and number of deliveries, so you can always choose wisely.

One creditor, no compromise

No matter how many of our pre-vetted suppliers your people shop from, you only deal with us. That means flexible tax-compliant payment options and an efficient P2P process.

Search results to suit your strategy

Cross-catalogue search, smart filters and own views help people find what they need – and what you want them to find – while keeping on top of sustainability and meeting your metrics.

Customer success stories

Join some of Europe’s leading energy businesses who’ve already embraced Unite to make procurement a more powerful part of their business.

A global solution for a green-energy giant

Multinational energy company RWE Group is leading the green energy revolution, so it’s always on the lookout for ways to optimise processes and cut costs. Find out how Mercateo made all the difference to how it handles C-part procurement.

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Putting sustainability and efficiency in the picture

The German energy provider EnBW needed a centralised solution to take care of indirect purchasing and put a stop to maverick buying. Thanks to Unite it’s now supporting its sustainability strategy and building resilience for the future.

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Best of both worlds for energy powerhouse

Struggling with tail spend across various locations? To optimise this process, energy company STEAG connected Unite with DIG’s customised e-procurement platform using our API. Now its people have access to external catalogues using the solution they know.

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Make the connection – your system, our solution

Integrate Unite with your system using Punchout and API

Want to use your own ERP or e-procurement system and still benefit from a fully electronic and uniform purchasing process with Unite? You can! Using Punchout OCI or cXML, and API, Unite can connect to over 40 systems. What’s more, you can build your supplier network and take it with you if you switch.

No procurement system? No problem. You can make the most of Unite using our web-based option.

Everything you need to energise your business

With over 50 million items from 1,500 suppliers, you’ll find everything you need to set your energy or utilities business up for success, including:

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Computers & accessories

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Occupational safety

Get started in just two minutes

Ready to feel the power of optimised procurement? It only takes two minutes to start protecting your supply chain and transforming the way your people purchase.

Got questions?
Our energetic and dedicated utilities team is here to help.