About Allocation

Allocation is a best of breed solution provider for strategic purchasing and supplier quality management.

We are privately owned and have been operating for over 20 years. The entire procurement process beyond contract awarding of a product lifecycle is centralized & organized using our Supplier Management, Sourcing, Auctions and Collaboration modules.

The software is developed, distributed and supported in Munich and used by our customers (e.g. BMW, Siemens, Stadtwerke München, MAGNA and VOITH) as an integrated SaaS or on-premise solution.

Today

Over 65 companies from various industries use the award-winning ASTRAS software as an integrated SaaS or on-premise solution.

2016

Allocation expands to North America.

2013

The Collaboration module is presented to enable cross-departmental and cross-company workflows for all process participants.

2003

The ASTRAS core functionality offers comprehensive functions for supplier management and parts / article management.

2003

Allocation receives numerous industry awards for projects within Tier 1 manufacturers and secures the first car manufacturer as a customer.

2000

The functions of ASTRAS were extended by complex e-auctions.

1998

Founded in Munich to help manufacturers with their complex direct procurement projects.

ASTRAS Sourcing
since 1998

Allocation Network GmbH was founded in 1998 by the current managing partners Andreas Prohaska, Bernhard Soltmann and Andreas Vollmann.

Already in the first year, the first version of the software was able to map purchasing and negotiation processes of companies.

ASTRAS Auctions
since 2000

In 2000, we conducted the first auctions in the automotive supply industry with ASTRAS and thus extended the functionality of our software to include dynamic negotiation aspects.

ASTRAS Supplier Management
since 2003

In 2003, we rolled out integrated supplier management systems for the first two customers. During this time, the foundation stone was laid for today’s portal, an integrated supplier management and sourcing system, which is now available to our customers in Release 6.x based on the latest web technologies.

ASTRAS Collaboration
since 2013

The year 2013 was marked by standardized communication workflows. By introducing the Collaboration module, our customers are able to map communication processes in the areas of supplier development and quality management as well as internal approval processes.

Vision

Allocation is the first choice for strategic purchasing and supplier quality management in international companies with the highest quality and compliance requirements.

Mission

Allocation leads its customers to world class in quality, costs and processes with the best-of-breed software solution for strategic purchasing and supplier quality management.

The entire procurement process beyond contract awarding of a product lifecycle is centralized & organized using our Supplier Management, Sourcing, Auctions and Collaboration modules.

Allocation lives by values that make us and our customers equally happy.

We fulfill our mission by always putting the well-being of our customers and colleagues first (Care), using our competencies in a goal-oriented and proactive manner (Energy), working intelligently, asking questions, learning and sharing our knowledge (Intelligence). Integrity is the framework on which our actions are based (Integrity).

Technology Partners

Our technology partners are companies that offer products that complement and can be integrated into our solutions and, like us, focus on customer benefit and the highest quality:

WPS-Logo

WPS Management solutions are a standard in the SAP environment for electronic procurement. WPS Management develops and operates concepts for the automation of processes in operative purchasing. Based on standard software for procure-to-pay processes, document exchange, supplier portals etc., tailor-made solutions are implemented. WPS solutions are in use worldwide. Customers include internationally operating companies as well as successful medium-sized businesses.

ASTRAS and the application of WPS Management can run in common IT infrastructures and offer various integration points between the operative and strategic processes.

Logo-Riskmethods

riskmethods offers companies a comprehensive supply chain risk management solution for proactively monitoring and assessing risks in the supply chain. Potential risks are identified early on so that proactive action can be taken to maintain supply capability, ensure compliance and not jeopardize the company’s image. The SaaS solution developed in Germany combines state-of-the-art technology with innovative provision of risk intelligence to become a leading standard in supply chain risk management.

The application of Riskmethods can be embedded into the ASTRAS user interface via a widget.

Sievo

Sievo helps businesses turn procurement data into dollars. By consolidating all procurement related data under one platform, Sievo uncovers hidden value and provides insights for data-driven decisions. With AI-driven classification and data-driven external benchmarking, Sievo provides the leading procurement analytics solution powering procurement organizations worldwide.

DHLResilience

DHL Resilience360 is an innovative, cloud-based platform that helps companies visualize, track and protect their business processes. The solution provides intuitive supply chain visualization, tracks shipments and ETAs across different modes of transportation, and enables near real-time monitoring of incidents that could lead to supply chain disruption.

Awards

In the past years our software ASTRAS as well as outstanding projects of our customers were awarded by various institutions.

To our awards