Denver, CO (PRWEB) March 12, 2008
WAND, Inc. and SupplierGATEWAY have announced a new partnership to provide supplier listings from WAND's network of over 20 global B2B trade directories directly to users of SupplierGATEWAY's industry leading Supplier Data Management System (SDMS).
Over 35 major corporations are currently using SupplierGATEWAY's hosted SDMS to qualify and manage information about existing suppliers. Now, these customers will have access to a database of one million new potential suppliers from WAND's directories. These suppliers are all classified to a taxonomy of 40,000+ product and service categories to allow buyers to find a set of suppliers that offer the specific product or service needed. Suppliers in the WAND database come from directory sites such as the Export Yellow Pages, NAM Manufacturing Buyer's Guide, U.S. Department of Commerce STAT-USA, PCCW Global Trade Directory, L.A. Office of Small Business Trade Database, Standard Charter Bank (South Africa), SME.in, and more.
SupplierGATEWAY customers will be able to search the WAND Directory Network database directly from the SDMS application and invite these suppliers to begin the vendor qualification process. SupplierGATEWAY customers include The Home Depot, Boeing, Raytheon, Chrysler, Archer Daniels Midland, W.W. Granger, all 30 Major League Baseball teams, and many others.
"SupplierGATEWAY's SDMS is an exciting new point of distribution for the WAND Directory Network business listings. The ability to be found directly in the tool used by Fortune 500 buyers is an incredible value for advertisers on WAND directories," said Ross Leher, WAND's CEO.
Andrew Banks, CEO of SupplierGATEWAY, commented that his "customers are always looking for new sources of quality suppliers." He continued to say that "the addition of WAND Directory Network business listings makes SDMS an even more powerful tool by solving another business problem for our users."
About WAND, Inc.
Powered by WAND (http://www.wandinc.com) directory applications have been matching buyers and seller on the internet since 1996. WAND serves customers on five continents and there are 20 directories on the WAND Directory Network. WAND's directory applications are built around the WAND Taxonomy, the leading horizontal product and service classification schema. The WAND Taxonomy is available in 12 languages.
SupplierGATEWAY's (http://www.suppliergateway.com) end-to-end Collaborative Supply Chain Solutions and Services reduce procurement costs through best practices e-Commerce technology. SupplierGATEWAY enables organizations to engage and communicate with private networks of suppliers quickly and securely, monitor supplier health, and maintain up to date accurate information for use in sourcing, purchasing, reporting, risk analysis, and vendor management activities. SupplierGATEWAY also helps customers maximize their return on investment in ERP solutions, accounting systems or other Information Technology tools through integration that delivers vital data needed to maximize the utility of such systems.