Spend control is an optional account feature which can control what or how much an account user purchases online. It's unavailable to non-account or anonymous customers. Customer administrators can manage aspects of spend control such as its limits and who it applies to but only an Arco administrator can enable the features on request.
When enabled and active, spend control performs an assessment at checkout. On its own, spend control can be applied as:
- Single order allowance
- Periodic order allowance
- Product control allowance
- Employee allowance
Users can be given permission to approve one or more of these four types and organisations can nominate as many approvers for each type as they wish.
Requisitions will be created whenever a user attempts to purchase a product with "Approval Required" status or exceed a set spend limit or allowance.
Requisitions pending approval can be viewed in the Orders & Requisitions section of My Account or by following a link sent via email to approvers. Approvers can approve all orders by users within their Organisation up to a certain limit for all allowance types for which they are an assigned approver.
If there are multiple approvers for one type, then only one of them needs to approve or reject the requisition.