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Tradeshift App Partner Adds Order Management, eLogistics and Advanced Inventory Collaboration for Direct Spend Management


July 9, 2015
By Business Wire News

SAN FRANCISCO

Tradeshift, the fastest growing supplier collaboration platform, today announced its partnership with Quyntess, a supply chain management (SCM) solutions company. Quyntess has built three apps on Tradeshift’s open platform. These apps will enable businesses to manage direct spend through order collaboration, e-logistics, and advanced inventory collaboration capabilities.

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The Tradeshift platform with Quyntess’ appsare the industry’s first all-in-one solution to help customers fully integrate their direct and indirect spending. Customers will have increased visibility into previously unknown areas of their business’ spending habits and can now manage all of their supplier information and interactions in one place, including the long tail of their supplier base.

“An open business network truly drives supply chain partner collaboration because it allows them to discover new ways of doing things, many of which are simply impossible without the network such as handling both direct and indirect spend on a single platform,” said Rob van Ipenburg, CEO, Quyntess. “Our partnership with Tradeshift enabled us to use their platform to build our SCM apps in less than five weeks.”

Many businesses, such as discrete manufacturing companies, have supply chain models that are connected to each business partner separately. This results in a fragmented system and business model and requires a company to make tradeoffs between inbound, production and outbound processes. Internal and external management processes are complex in this separated model due to workers having to access multiple systems in order to obtain necessary information. Tradeshift’s platform with Quyntess’ apps address these challenges to help customers reach every business partner within a single, connected network connection to manage direct spend expenditures with collaboration and real-time access to information.

The Quyntess apps enable procurement, supply chain and logistics users to get better visibility into inbound shipments and expected time of arrival. They can lower their costs and improve efficiency with real-time order statuses and can improve relationships with their suppliers through integrated collaboration functionality. The expanded capabilities are ideal for customers with complex supply chains and important supplier relationships in discrete manufacturing.

“Quyntess adds functionality for direct materials procure-to-pay, which is often one of the more complex procurement processes,” said Bill McBeath, Chief Research Officer, ChainLink Research. “This is another step towards Tradeshift’s vision of an ecosystem of partner apps that can cover100% of spend and integrate 100% of suppliers with a broad and rich spectrum of integrated best-of-breed capabilities.”

Tradeshift’s open platform supports a growing ecosystem of partners that provide supply chain applications that help customers meet the growing demands placed on their supply chains. Quyntess is among many partners and app developers that share Tradeshift’s vision of a business network connected through a cloud platform that allows customers to boost their competitiveness through greater agility, collaboration, and visibility.

“Monolithic ERP systems and their lengthy deployment cycles are unfit for today’s hyper-connected businesses,” said Rinus Strydom, VP Alliances & Solutions Consulting, Tradeshift. “Enterprises need to quickly adapt to changes coming their way. As such, they need solutions that add capabilities quickly. Our open platform supports an ecosystem of supply chain apps from partners such as Quyntess, which gives customers one solution in the cloud for all their source-to-pay processes.”

The combination of Tradeshift and Quyntess will allow supply chain executives to meet their goals of dramatically boosting spend under management, including direct, indirect and services.

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About Quyntess

Quyntess simplifies multi-channel supply chain visibility and collaboration for global customers running complex supply chains. By combining the power of business-to-business integration networks and web portal technology, Quyntess delivers a flexible cloud-based service in support of global supply chain collaboration. In addition to integrating supply chains, Quyntess is also offering intelligent solutions in the area of Supply Chain Event Management, Electronic Invoicing and Carbon Footprint Management. Quyntess is headquartered in Gorinchem, The Netherlands, with several operating offices across Europe. For more information, please visit www.quyntess.com

About Tradeshift

Tradeshift is a global collaboration platform that connects buyers, suppliers, and all their processes. Tradeshift helps businesses of every size to run more efficiently, using cloud technology to improve processes like AP automation, procurement, supplier management and working capital optimization.

Businesses rely on Tradeshift to transform and digitize their supply chain relationships and processes. Tradeshift’s open platform enables third parties to build business apps, which let businesses respond to their growing business needs, now and in the future.

Launched in 2010, Tradeshift connects 500,000 companies across 190 countries. Customers include Archer Daniels Midland, Air France-KLM, CBRE, DHL, the National Health Service (NHS) and Vestas. Tradeshift was awarded The Circular’s “Digital Disruptor” award and “Best Enterprise” at The TechCrunch Europas. TechCrunch has also recognized Tradeshift for “Kicking Ass Globally”. Tradeshift is headquartered in San Francisco with offices in Copenhagen, London, Paris, Munich, Suzhou and Tokyo.

For Tradeshift
Sundeep Dosanjh, 415-905- 4033
sundeep.dosanjh@horngroup.com