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SupplierGATEWAY Introduces QuickConnect Matchmaker: Streamline Communications During Supplier Discovery

Leanne Strickler
Published October 26, 2020

QuickConnect MatchMaker is a new powerful feature of the SupplierGATEWAY Sourcing App that enables you to quickly and conveniently source and then schedule web meetings, conference calls, or in-person meetings with potential suppliers.

We took everything that made our tools great and brought it to the next level. As a buyer, sometimes the best way to size up a prospective supplier is through a traditional meeting – but that’s a bit more challenging now when the modern world has changed how we work.

The technology to conduct web meetings is available and widely accepted. But how do you source and find companies that provide a particular service, then coordinate online meetings with 10 different prospects from 8 different time zones, and also stay on track with all the other tasks you do? Easy. Use the QuickConnect Matchmaker! 

QuickConnect Matchmaker helps you get things done with tools in these key areas:

  1. Posting to a global network to find the type of suppliers you seek.
  2. Screen and filter and decide who you would like to meet with.
  3. Make your specified meeting schedule available only to the companies selected by you and let them pick the date and time based on your availability. The meetings can be all on the same day, over a series of days, weeks or even months.

The challenge of sourcing, screening, scheduling and tracking is now made easy. No more time wasted notifying each supplier of a new opportunity and sending emails back and forth. For those of you with Supplier Diversity and Inclusion goals, QuickConnect Matchmaker automatically tracks suppliers’ location and demographics, making it easy to document evidence of best efforts by including local small and diverse suppliers in sourcing activity. There is a dashboard to highlight your success in fostering supplier engagement as part of your program. You can even extend this capability to your prime suppliers and multiply your impact!

Using the QuickConnect Matchmaker

QuickConnect Matchmaker represents the digital, more efficient version of what you have been doing as a sourcing professional. The system helps you with finding and screening sources, then coordinating, meeting and documenting your best efforts, automatically and easily.

How To Find Your Next Great Supplier – Fast!

Your only job is to fill out a short posting form in SupplierGATEWAY with all information that suppliers need to know about the opportunity. You can even narrow down the list of specific business categories, saved supplier lists or regions you would like to work with. We automatically send out mobile push and email notifications to your lists, filter preferences or the entire SupplierGATEWAY network. 

Being Responsive – The Mark Of a Great Buyer!

It’s a good practice to let suppliers know quickly if they have “made the cut” or not. Yet, so often it doesn’t quite work out that way – why? Because it’s not as easy as it sounds! Everybody is busy, and follow-up takes time, so we fixed that for you. Screen suppliers who respond, tag them as “yes” or “no”, and then push a button.  This Is the easiest and most efficient way to make sure you can be responsive, courteous, and let suppliers know if they have an opportunity to meet with you.

Time Schedule Conflicts? Don’t Worry! We’ve Got You!

As a buyer, you can choose your best time to set up meetings with selected suppliers. The options of meeting time, length, time break between sessions are all available on QuickConnect MatchMaker. Also, suppliers get to choose from the available time slots directly from their account without any time-consuming back and forth coordination and with built-in security.

We Don’t Forget How Supplier Diversity Can Create A Positive Impact

Each business has its own supplier diversity and local inclusion program. We track the demographics of each opportunity to ensure you have reliable data to support evidence of your best efforts based on your goals and objectives.

Getting Started

We’ve taken care of the hardest parts; now it’s time for you to enjoy this powerful, yet simple SupplierGATEWAY feature! You can get started now by activating the Sourcing App or you can contact us if you have any questions, we’re excited to tell you more!