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  • Supply network collaboration (SNC) overview

    What is SNC?

    SNC (Supply Network Collaboration) is a web based application used to collaborate with our direct material suppliers. The website is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. In many cases, the data is updated real time allowing our suppliers to see and react to changes in our orders quickly and efficiently.

    SNC enables our supplier to access our orders, create acknowledgements and ASNs (Advanced Shipping Notification) and provides additional information such as ERS (Evaluated Receipts Settlements) settlements, goods receipt dates and purchase order history.

    SNC allows for collaboration between Danfoss Power Solutions and our suppliers with the use of Order acknowledgements and advance shipping notifications.

    Who uses SNC?

    SNC was created to fill the need to communicate orders and forecast information to our direct material supply base for those suppliers who do not have EDI capability.

    SNC login

    By entering into the Danfoss Power Solutions SNC (Supply Network Collaboration) web site you, as a Supplier to Danfoss Power Solutions, agree to the following conditions:

    1. You understand the SNC processes, you have received training on the use of the SNC Web portal and you are able to perform business functions via the Web portal as a result of that training.
    2. You accept that all Purchase Order Acknowledgements and Purchase Order Change Acknowledgements submitted to Danfoss Power Solutions via the SNC Web portal or EDI (Electronic Data Interchange) shall constitute your written acceptance to such Purchase orders and Purchase order Changes, and shall be legally binding and enforceable.
    3. Unless a separate written agreement containing terms and conditions regarding your transaction of business with Danfoss Power Solutions exists at the time, the then general or standard terms and conditions of purchase of Danfoss Power Solutions shall govern all transactions.
    4. You are responsible for the proper use of the SNC tool and the private nature of the data. You must notify us upon termination of any employee who has access to SNC so we may remove their logon ID. Danfoss Power Solutions can not be responsible for the loss of any confidential business information that may occur if you fail to notify us.
    5. Where required by the Danfoss Power Solutions Purchasing organization, you will use acknowledgements, advanced ship notifications and ERS (Evaluated Receipts Settlement).


    SNC Communication Agreement, Global, Rev B, 04.08.09

    SNC training

    SNC training is provided through the link in this section.

    Please go through each of the tutorials prior to your go live date (use the link at the bottom of this section).

    You may download and print our SNC Quick Reference Guide, which gives a high level overview on how to get forecast, firm orders and how to work with advance shipping notifications.

    Download SNC Quick Reference Guide SNC training videos
    SNC support

    For questions specific to our orders ie: Due dates, quantities, etc., please contact your Danfoss Power Solutions buyer.

    For general product enquiries or quotations, please contact your local Danfoss representative (follow the link below).

    For questions related to the SNC application please submit your request (follow the link below).

    Find your local Danfoss representative Submit your SNC request


    • Will the SNC (Supply Network Collaboration) tool take the place of EDI (Electronic Data Interchange)?
      No. All suppliers who are capable of EDI will be encouraged to use EDI since EDI integrates with their system.

    • What about suppliers who supply to more than one Danfoss Power Solutions location?
      SNC is a global solution. Suppliers who deliver to more than one Danfoss Power Solutions location will get requirements for all locations through this tool.

    • Is there a cost for suppliers to use the tool?
      At this time Danfoss Power Solutions does not plan to pass the cost on to the supplier.

    • Does my supplier need special equipment to use the tool?
      • Suppliers will need a computer with access to the internet.
      • For downloading they will also need Microsoft excel.

    • How will suppliers be trained?
      Please follow this link to our e-learning training page.

    • Will I be able to see forecast information?
      Yes, the Order Forecast Monitor will display forecast information.

    • Will all orders be shown on SNC?
      Only orders for direct material purchases that have a material number will be shown. If we place orders for special projects, those will not be communicated through the tool, and you will not be able to complete an ASN.

    • Are ASN's (Advanced Shipping Notification) mandatory?
      Yes, ASN's are mandatory for shipments to all Danfoss Power Solutions locations for all orders shown through the SNC tool. If you do not provide an ASN or the quality on the ASN differs from the goods receipt quantity, the product will be put on hold and payment may be delayed.

    • How often do I need to look at the SNC tool?
      We suggest you look at the tool on a regular basis, but not less than twice per week. It is the responsibility of the supplier to monitor frequently enough to ensure orders are not delayed.

    • How do I get a login and password?
      Email: ps.suppliernet(at)danfoss.com


      Request login and password
      SNC system requirements


      SNC (Supply Network Collaboration) is a web-based application, which means that only a web browser is needed to access the system. SNC is supported by the following browser:

      Microsoft Internet Explorer (Release 6.00 to 9.0)
      This browser is provided free of charge from Microsoft
      Note: SNC works with Microsoft Internet Explorer 10.0 in compatibility mode.

      Mozilla Firefox can be used as an alternative browser, but we do not actively test Firefox and cannot guarantee future compatibility.

      Safari and Google Chrome are not supported by SNC.

      Download requirements

      To download orders and forecast information, you will need Microsoft Excel.
      Excel 2003 and higher are supported. Please refer to the Trouble-Shooting Guide below for download instructions if you use Excel 2000.

      Log in

      You can Log In to SNC from our corporate web site via the link below.

      Supply network collaboration

      Log in issues

      If you get a message that the page cannot be found after clicking on the accept button, please contact your IT department and have them open Port 44370.

      SNC login
      Evaluated receipts settlement (ERS)

      ERS or evaluated receipt settlement is a process that allows Danfoss Power Solutions to make payments to direct material suppliers without relying on the supplier’s invoice.

      Through the ERS process, Danfoss Power Solutions is able to self-generate invoices using internal business records including purchase order price, goods receipt transaction quantity, payment terms and the invoice date (supplier’s ASN date). Payment is made based on a two-way match (purchase order-receiving transaction) rather than a three-way match (purchase order-invoice-receiving transaction) traditionally used by Accounts Payable Departments.

      Who will be paid via ERS?

      ERS will be the standard process used to pay direct material suppliers and a supplier requirement in the United States and where permitted by law. Suppliers will be transitioned to EDI or SNC and ERS in a two-step approach.

      ERS on-boarding

      Prior to transitioning to ERS, Danfoss Power Solutions Financial Shared Service Center personnel will contact each supplier and schedule a meeting to walk through the ERS process and answer questions. An additional meeting(s) will be scheduled a few days after the transition to review the process in production and answer questions.

      ERS support

      For training requests, please contact ps.suppliernet(at)danfoss.com

      For questions related to ERS training, the ERS process, or an ERS payment, please contact ps.ers(at)danfoss.com

      Contact for training requests Contact for ERS process or ERS payment
      ERS requirements & guidelines

      Accurate pricing and goods receipt transactions are the key to the success of this process.

      Before beginning ERS, suppliers and their Danfoss Power Solutions Buyer are expected to do a price comparison to ensure price accuracy.

      Verify price and units

      Suppliers are expected to verify the price, unit of measure, payment terms and currency on a SNC Due List requirement line before shipping against that line. Suppliers must call their Danfoss Power Solutions Buyer if they do not agree with one or more of the four payment related items above.

      When will the invoice be created?

      With this change to electronic communication, suppliers will be required to provide an Advance Shipping Notification (ASN) for every shipment. Danfoss Power Solutions Receiving will compare the quantity of physical goods delivered to the quantity shipped provided on the supplier’s ASN(s). If these quantities match, the goods will be received into Danfoss Power Solutions business system. If not, a Danfoss Power Solutions Buyer will contact the supplier to resolve the discrepancy before the receiving transaction takes place. Once the goods receipt transaction takes place, the ERS invoice is created.

      The price and quality checks above will ensure accurate invoices and timely payments.

      ASN number

      The supplier’s ASN number is of key importance for Receiving and Remittance purposes. We recommend that supplier’s use their invoice number or pack slip number as their ASN number. This will aid you during the cash application process.

      Once a supplier is transitioned to ERS, they should not send paper invoices to Danfoss Power Solutions for direct material shipments. If special charges are necessary, please contact your Danfoss Power Solutions Buyer. If the special charges are approved, a separate Purchase Order will be issued. Suppliers will continue to invoice Danfoss Power Solutions for these types of charges.

      ERS invoices & payment remittance advices


      The amount of the invoice is calculated using the quantity received by Danfoss Power Solutions Receiving multiplied by the unit price on the purchase order (quantity X unit price = amount paid).

      The ERS invoicing job runs nightly. The ERS invoice date will be equivalent to the supplier’s ASN date. Invoices are generated at the purchase order, item detail level.

      The invoice due date is calculated using the invoice date (supplier’s ASN date) and the negotiated payment terms.

      Once generated, ERS invoices are visible within the SNC tool. Suppliers may view an invoice’s status and drill into an invoice to review invoice details.

      Payment remittance advices

      The Supplier’s ASN and Danfoss’ Power Solutions order number will be referenced on the payment remittance advice. An invoice number will also be referenced on the remittance. This invoice number is a Danfoss Power Solutions internally generated ERS invoice number. It will not be relevant to the supplier receiving payment.

      ERS FAQ

      • Who is required to participate in ERS?
        • Direct material suppliers in the United States and where permitted by law.
        • Our intent is for ERS to be used globally. Suppliers in the United States will be transitioned to ERS during 2009. At this time, Europe and Asia timelines have not been established.

      • Will I continue to provide Danfoss Power Solutions with invoices?
        • No. Paper invoices should not be sent for direct material shipments after a supplier is transitioned to ERS.
        • Suppliers will only invoice for special charges (charges not included in the piece part price) pre-approved by a Danfoss Power Solutions Buyer.
      • How will I identify a payment when the remittance no longer references my invoice number?
        Payment Remittance Advices will reference the supplier’s ASN and Danfoss’ Power Solutions order number.

      • Who do I contact with questions about payments?
        Please contact your Danfoss Power Solutions Buyer or Accounts Payable contact.

      • How will supplier shipping discrepancies be handled?
        Suppliers will be paid based on actual receipt quantities. Danfoss Power Solutions Receiving will reference the supplier’s ASN when the physical goods are delivered. If the ASN quantity and the physical goods quantity DO NOT MATCH, Danfoss Power Solutions Receiving will contact your Danfoss Power Solutions Buyer.

      • Your Danfoss Power Solutions Buyer will contact you to work out and resolve the discrepancy.
        Product will only be received via our business system after the discrepancy is resolved. This goods receipt transaction will then be available for ERS invoicing.

      • I receive payment via a paper check today. With ERS, can I still receive a paper check?
        • ERS is the process of generating invoices that will be used to pay our suppliers. Check, ACH (Automatic clearing house), and Wire Transfer are types of payments we offer.
        • For domestic payments, ACH is our standard method of paying suppliers. Payment by check is currently available but is quickly being phased out.
        • Wire transfer is our standard method of paying foreign suppliers.

      Electronic data interchange (EDI)

      Platform for exchange of business documents.

      Danfoss Power Solutions prefers to process the B2B communication with their partners via EDI (Electronic Data Interchange), including Forecast, Purchase Orders, Scheduling Agreements, and Advanced Ship Notices.

      Central components of the EDI concept are the following standards for data interchange: “Electronic Data Interchange for Administration, Commerce and Transport” (EDIFACT), “American National Standards Institute” (ANSI).

      All processes are defined, implemented and supported by the Danfoss Power Solutions Global E-Commerce Team with support personnel in Ames, Iowa and Neumunster, Germany. Please direct all comments and questions to ps.edi@danfoss.com.

      VAN and communication information:

      Danfoss Power Solutions utilizes the IBM Sterling VAN

      Production ID: ZZ / DANFOSSPS

      Danfoss Power Solutions Supplier Specifications:

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