JAGGAER and Mercateo Unite cooperate in Europe
– JAGGAER, the world's largest independent spend management company, will integrate Mercateo Unite as a solution for indirect needs of its European customers. With Mercateo Unite, JAGGAER customers will have access to a growing network of vendors and buyers.
JAGGAER will integrate Mercateo Unite in the future as a solution for the indirect needs of its customers in Europe.
Mercateo Unite, a neutral B2B networking platform, will soon be integrated into JAGGAER’s solution for indirect procurement, and will be available to the company’s customers in Europe. Mercateo is Europe’s leading procurement platform; interacting with hundreds of suppliers, thousands of manufacturers and over a million business customers. JAGGAER’s European customers include well known companies Heraeus, Villeroy & Boch, and Wienerberger, among others.
With Mercateo Unite, JAGGAER customers will have access to a growing network of suppliers on a neutral platform, where buyers and suppliers can connect and build direct business relationships. Each procurement process has its own unique challenges, but one off, spot buys are difficult for businesses to control. Buyers generally lack the resources to effectively qualify suppliers and manage bids. This leaves significant savings on the table, and suppliers miss out on opportunities to expand and win new business.
“JAGGAER chose to partner with Mercateo Unite because of their transparent processes, Single Creditor solution, their neutral positioning with multiple networking opportunities, and the option to access a marketplace offering millions of items. This will allow us to offer our European customers a truly unique and complete solution to help them process their indirect requirements faster, more efficiently, and more cost-effectively,” explains Robert Bonavito, CEO of JAGGAER.
“Our neutral B2B networking platform, Mercateo Unite, is a great addition to JAGGAER’s solution. The partnership will give buyers access to a flexible supplier network,” says Dr. Bernd Schönwälder, a board member of the Unite Network AG. Mercateo Unite’s seamless integration with JAGGAER’s solution will enable buyers to include multiple potential suppliers in the sourcing process while relying on trusted processes.
“Suppliers will also benefit from the new partnership,” explains Dr. Bernd Schönwälder, “They will have the opportunity to access a global network of buyers who spend billions of euros each year on indirect goods and services. Manufacturers and vendors can offer their goods and services where they’re needed. Because Mercateo Unite is a neutral platform, it is the perfect addition for many system and solution providers in indirect procurement.”
The platform will be implemented in the first quarter of 2019 and will be available to all of JAGGAER’s European customers.