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eLink™ Marketplace

More than ever, procurement professionals are faced with major challenges in this continually evolving economic environment, including driving down costs.  eLink™ Marketplace was specifically designed to drive maximum cost savings beyond price reductions alone. 

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Challenges Facing Procurement Professionals

76 of procurement professionals say that cutting costs remains a top priority
55 of organizations have less than 40% of spend under management
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of organizations have less than 40% of spend under management

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of organizations recognize that a lack of investment in procurement will account for a shortfall in spend under management

63

of organizations lack appropriate procurement tools

The Solution

eLink™ Marketplace is your solution to resolve these challenges and more.  For over 20 years, eLink™ Marketplace has combined Strategy with APD’s Systems & Expertise to help our customers to generate cost savings by providing Information, Management Controls and Process Efficiencies.

Here’s how we do it…

✓ eLink™ Marketplace builds consolidated online catalogs for multiple product categories that can be sourced from multiple suppliers.   

✓ eLink™ Marketplace generates cost savings using a new, more effective way to generate savings in the corporate procurement of products and services.  

✓ eLink™ Marketplace customizes our customers’ product catalog with automated management controls and product substitutions to optimize the product choices available to each user.

eLink™ Gateway

eLink™ Gateway is proprietary Software as a Service (SaaS) technology that builds, implements and maintains customized direct URL and punchout catalogs for the products and services of your contracted suppliers, to include multi-vendor catalogs.  eLink™ Gateway can even connect your vendor catalogs to your procurement platform.

With eLink™ Gateway, you can build your own solution...allowing you to choose the version that is best for your business

Benefits

Purchasing Control

We customize our customers’ product eCatalogs with our automated controls and product substitutions to optimize the product choices available to each user.  Other benefits include tiered ordering authority and unlimited items that can be added to the eCatalog.

Savings & Cost Avoidance

We drive your end users to your preferred items that will generate the most savings by using our automated controls.  Our robust business analytics and complimentary consulting services identifies ongoing opportunities for additional product standardization to maximize savings.

Business Improvement

We implement a customized one-stop eCatalog to help our customers improve process efficiencies.  This is achieved through our ability to provide management information reporting, automated management controls and agility/responsiveness to meet our customers’ needs.

wheelValue Innovation

Simply put, eLink™ Marketplace is Value Innovation.  Through Value Innovation, we continuously drives down procurement costs by controlling product price while totally managing product CHOICE at the company level and at the employee point of purchase.  eLink™ Marketplace provides Senior Procurement Management with the     Business Analytics, Process Efficiencies and Management Control to make major procurement savings decisions and the Automated Controls needed to ensure execution of those decisions.  All Beyond Price Reductions Alone