Supplier Network

Finding the right suppliers and ensuring contract compliance are among the top challenges for procurement professionals around the world.

Indeed, finding the right suppliers can be like searching for a needle in a haystack. And that is only the beginning – ensuring that your suppliers deliver the right quantity, to the right specifications, at the right time, can be even more challenging. As supplier relationships become ever more complex, with service delivery and strategically important supply chains so the management of those relationships becomes more challenging.

Even with a procurement technology platform in place, onboarding new suppliers and enabling electronic invoice processing is often a difficult and time-consuming process. Nonetheless, it’s required to bring more spend under management and ensure better contract compliance.

SMART by GEP® puts suppliers squarely at the heart of the procurement process. With one single database of suppliers across all the procurement functions — from source to pay — SMART by GEP ensures traceability and reportability of supplier performance as standard.

Integral to SMART by GEP is a rapidly expanding global supplier network that offers easy access to millions of qualified suppliers from across the world, enabling sourcing and procurement organizations to find the right supply partners for the products and services they need – anytime, anywhere.

Millions of Suppliers, Just a Few Clicks Away
With SMART by GEP, finding the right suppliers is as easy as it can get – search millions of suppliers by category, location or keyword, with just a few clicks. Need details on a few shortlisted suppliers? No sweat. SMART by GEP gets you all need to know – right from financial performance and credit scores, to sustainability and fair trade certifications.

And because SMART by GEP is so easy to use, we have thousands of new suppliers - across categories - every week.

Unlike traditional supplier networks, SMART by GEP does not cost the supplier to be involved. In fact there is no cost associated with the network. So whether you prefer to work only with your existing suppliers, or you want to expand your horizons in certain categories or regions, we can get your suppliers aboard quickly – without any fees or lengthy documentation process.

But that’s not all. With SMART by GEP, you can do much more.

  • Ask for quick quotes or schedule a full RFx electronically
  • Ensure 100 percent contract-compliant requisitioning
  • Simplify catalog content management
  • Process all invoices electronically
  • Get automatic invoice status updates
  • Resolve disputes online

Because SMART by GEP is intuitive and easy-to-use, you’ll find more and more people in your organization using it – that means, more spend under management and more savings opportunities.

Using SMART by GEP, you’ll be able to work through the entire source-to-pay cycle – right from finding the best suppliers, connecting and collaborating with them, to placing orders, all the way through to issuing purchase orders.