Wax Digital, a UK provider of on-demand purchase-to-pay and eSourcing software, has announced the availability of web3 Glass, which it claims is the world’s first wearable procurement system.
web3 Glass is part of Manchester-based software company Wax Digital’s web3 spend management software suite and uses Google Glass to allow corporate purchasing decisions and approvals to be made more easily and quickly by an organisations’ employees.
web3 Glass users are likely to be people whose jobs are mobile – such as nurses, facilities managers or maintenance engineers – now they will be able to order all the things they need without interruption from their core tasks. It can also be used by managers to approve purchase requests quickly while on the move.
The wearable technology app allows users to use voice commands to search for items they need and Google Glass’s touch bar to place orders. web3 Glass is fully integrated into Wax Digital’s web3 core purchase to pay solution so that all actions taken via the glasses are seamless and automated.
Recent research by Wax Digital showed that wearables are one of four ‘tech futures’ destined for use in corporate purchasing and procurement in the near future, the others being collaboration tools, the Internet of Things and context based search.
Wax Digital’s web3 purchasing software platform is used by large enterprises like Weetabix and Nissan and has been developed to offer a more intuitive and user friendly approach to corporate buying – taking a leaf out of the world’s best online consumer shopping sites.
Commenting on the launch, Peter Kinder, CTO of Wax Digital said: “The true value of any software is the extent to which people use it and to which it makes life easier for them and the business they work for.
“This usability is what our investment in web3 Glass is founded on; we’re constantly seeking ways in which purchasing and buying can be made simpler and quicker for our customers and our research shows that wearables could be one of the keys to this.”