Remember the late 90's, when cell phones were just used for calling people? Back when SupplierGATEWAY first started out, the most exciting thing you could do on a cell phone was play Snake. Fast-forward twenty years, and cell phones have truly become an essential part of our lives. Nowadays, making calls almost seems like an ancillary feature of your smartphone. From counting calories to paying an invoice, many of us have become dependent on our smartphones to be successful both personally and professionally.
SupplierGATEWAY has been at the forefront of web-based supplier diversity and supplier data management solutions since 1997. Like many technology-based organizations, SupplierGATEWAY has grown and evolved rapidly as technology has continued to expand and improve. However, unlike many technology companies founded in the 90's, SupplierGATEWAY has been providing cloud-based services from the beginning. Our goal has always been to provide reliable and convenient services to our clients and customers.
It is with this mindset of convenience and reliability that we decided it was crucial to develop the new SupplierGATEWAY mobile app. We are excited to announce that the SupplierGATEWAY app is now available in the Apple App Store and the Google Play Store.
QuickConnect is easily one of the most exciting features available in the app. It’s the perfect tool to use at trade shows, conferences, or other events, because it facilitates connections between buyers and prospective suppliers on-the-go.
As a supplier, you will get a scannable QR code, which contains the important information about your company you want prospective buyers to see right away:
- Contact Info
- Website Link
- Products & Services
- Diversity Classifications & Certifications
- Other Certifications
- Industry Classifications (NAICS & UNSPSC)
When a buyer scans your code, they can easily pull up that information from anywhere. The next time you have a great conversation with a prospective buyer, you won’t have to worry about them misplacing your business card, getting you confused with a competitor, or just completely forgetting about you.
As a buyer, you and your team will be able to scan a prospective supplier’s QuickConnect Code, and retrieve all the relevant company information they provided, instantly. You can keep track of who you and your team met and where you met them. If you are like many of our clients, and have a supplier diversity program, the QuickConnect feature will even provide event-based reports that include demographic data.
For example, imagine you are attending the National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC) Conference. You could have each one of your team members download the app, set the event location to “NMSDC Conference,” and start connecting with certified MBEs. At the end of the day, you’ll have access to Connection Reports, which breakdown the connections you and your team made with minority-owned businesses, woman-owned businesses, veteran owned businesses, and LGBT-owned businesses. If you do this every time you attend a conference, you’ll be able to measure and compare your team’s engagement with small & diverse businesses at each event.
Whether you are a buyer or a supplier, the SupplierGATEWAY app has features built for you! Download the SupplierGATEWAY app today from the Apple App Store or the Google Play Store.