Making all forms of
interaction and commerce
faster, easier and more
cost effective


The Business Network 

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Quick facts:
1 million
businesses


300,000
daily users



Buyers in 
90+ countries


130m+
catalogue items
We understand
your challenges


 
  • Buyer-supplier communication is manually-intensive and cumbersome.
  • High transaction and administrative costs.
  • Both parties have limited access to accurate, up-to-date information.
  • It is difficult for each party to handle their side of the transaction.
With The Business Network you can fully leverage the power of the cloud to streamline business processes
 
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The Business Network provides a single easy to use, secure network that connects buyers and suppliers of all sizes with streamlined electronic communications across virtually every point of engagement throughout their relationship.

It is a communication and commerce network designed to connect buyers and suppliers in ways that remove time, cost and risk for both parties every day. It replaces slow, expensive and inconsistent manual communication methods with fast, low-cost electronic methods.
The Business Network serves buyers and suppliers alike, sharing key information and transactions in the most efficient way:
Keep everyone in the loop throughout the business lifecycle
Robust, cloud-based network - the secure 'home' for every interaction
Streamlined electronic commerce to automate transaction handling, from purchase to payment 
Drive down costs and open up new business possibilities 
Win greater loyalty from your supplier community
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Buyer-supplier commerce and interaction - keep everyone in the loop throughout the business lifecycle
Buyers can make it easy for suppliers to register and maintain information about themselves and their offerings and compete for business without creating an administrative headache. Suddenly it's a whole lot easier for buyers to interact with suppliers every time there's an auction, tender, questionnaire, contract or catalogue that requires action. 
Robust, cloud-based network - the secure 'home' for every interaction
The Business Network combines the capabilities of a transaction hub, buyer and supplier portals, and eCommerce connections into a single entity. It connects buyers and suppliers in ways that remove time, cost and risk for everyone, every day – thanks to fast, low-cost electronic methods. 
Streamlined electronic commerce to automate transaction handling, from purchase to payment
The Business Network transforms the way buyers transact with suppliers – from online PO posting and acknowledgement, to online invoice submission and self-service account status checks. It even provides trading partners with new ways to manage cash, leverage working capital and accelerate payments whenever it makes sense. 
Drive down costs and open up new business possibilities 
The Business Network’s powerful supplier interaction and commerce tools can combine with internal spend management solutions, including those from Proactis. These enable buyers to transform their procurement and payment processes into a streamlined, highly effective ‘savings-generation engine’. 
Win greater loyalty from your supplier community
The Business Network solves almost identical issues for suppliers. They save time, reduce costs and become able to respond to business opportunities faster. suppliers beneļ¬t from a powerful set of efficient, easy-to-use customer commerce and interaction tools that enhance and broaden the way they do business with their customers. 
With The
Business Network
you can achieve:
  • Reduced transaction and administrative costs.
  • Increased on-contract spend for buyers.
  • Increased opportunity for early payment discounts for buyers.
  • Expanded sales opportunities for suppliers.
  • Enhanced cash flow management for suppliers.
  • Improved information handling.
  • Improved relationships.
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