What is Linkage
LINKAGE is an integrated, cloud-based digital platform that facilitates seamless collaboration and transparency between stakeholders to achieve supplier diversity and small business development. It links SMME suppliers with corporate buyers in a large, virtual, curated market place.
Suppliers can display their goods and services and respond to requests for information or quotations, and buyers can evaluate suppliers and their offerings, and make informed choices – all in a secure online environment.
How It Works
It supports supply chain to use advanced filters to search for platinum graded suppliers and engage them on opportunities in a transparent manner
that improves supplier diversity.
SME’s are graded from blue, gold, diamond and platinum based on their level of readiness to engage a corporate, they are supported accordingly until they are ready for defined opportunities.
The platform links the entire development ecosystem and value proposition under one platform in order to track the conversion from development to procurement. The platform allows for collaboration and communication within the platform.
The platform has other value-added services such as loan management system, verification and authentication services and library of development content and tools.
It provides group-wide data to enable reporting and analytics in respect to supplier development and diversity.
Each client has its own subdomain to customize its needs and integrate with internal systems.
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