San Francisco -- iSource Top 100 e-Procurement Summit -- iSource, the source for online supply chain management solutions, and Question.com, a leading collaborative commerce company, announced at the Summit that they have teamed up to create the iSource intelligence Exchange to bring the right information to the right executives at the right time.
The iSource intelligence Exchange will serve as a premier knowledge hub for supply chain and procurement professionals and executives interested in moving their companies to the next level. iSource will use Question.com's technology as a key component of the industry hub to create collaborative business networks, giving professionals a superior channel to both showcase and source valuable knowledge and products.
In early 2001, the new iSource intelligence Exchange will assist procurement and e-business professionals who are looking to improve efficiencies in their supply chain by connecting them directly with the people, products and services they require. With Question.com's collaborative platform, iSource offers rich discovery interfaces, multi-enterprise interaction and robust storefront capabilities.
"We see this as a strategic element in furthering our mission to inform, educate and evolve in the area of B2B procurement," said Douglas Moore, founder of iSource. "Using Question.com's innovative technology, we have made a significant leap in our strategy to converge the value of traditional publishing and industry networking into a unique online forum."
A key component of the intelligence Exchange is the storefront capabilities provided by the Question.com platform. These storefronts will be offered on a subscription service and will enable vendors and industry experts to expand their current Web presence with highly interactive sales and marketing, content and collaboration tools. Accessed through Internet browsers, the storefronts can help traditional advertising partners advance their online marketing efforts, provide superior service to customers and improve access to trading partners without having to install or purchase complex technologies.
"Collaborative business networks that tie together industry resources with relevant information will be fundamental to future online procurement and business transactions," said David Sikora, CEO and co-founder of Question.com. "With Question.com, iSource Business can create an interactive network for procurement and supply chain professionals, giving them ubiquitous access to the knowledge, people and products they need to succeed."
The new iSource intelligence Exchange is designed to assist procurement professionals with access to suppliers, experts and dynamic content in a number of areas including electronic transactions, online material management, global sourcing strategies, MRO procurement, e-business technology and more. The new intelligence Exchange is scheduled to be available in Q1 of 2001.