Welcome
to Linkage.

Linkage uses advanced technology and data to deliver effective collaborative system for stakeholders within a corporate to drive shared value.

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Welcome
to Linkage.

We make it simple for corporates to achieve supplier diversity and supplier development in the emerging markets.

About 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.

Linkage makes it easier for corporate companies and SMMEs to work together in terms of SMME:

  • Recruitment,
  • Verification & grading,
  • Onboarding,
  • Business development support management,
  • Facilitation of funding, and
  • Granting access to procurement opportunities

Linkage has automated and digitized this process, allowing both procurement teams and ESD specialists to work together towards a common goal of integrating SMMEs into supply chains through transparent workflows that respond to the unique challenges presented by a corporate 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, Bronze, Silver, Gold 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 n respect to supplier development and diversity. Each client has is own subdomain to customize its needs and integrate internal systems.

Linkage Supports A Corporate In Three Ways

SCM: Supplier Diversity and Supplier Development
Enterprise Development Support (BDS, Funding Facilitation)
SMME Onboarding, Verification and Grading

At Linkage we also offer 3 additional Modules:

Grant/Soft loan Management Module
Learning Management Support Module
Sustainable development Goals Module

PRICING

Linkage is an online digital platform that makes it easy for corporates and SMME’s to work together.

This is achieved by empowering stakeholders within a corporate context to collaborate effectively.

This would be in terms of SME development, supplier diversity, localization of opportunities and driving sustainable development goal number 8: Decent work and Economic Growth in the SMME Sector.

Linkage makes it possible for SMME’s to gain equal access procurement opportunity bby enabling a transparent and auditable process between onboarding, development and conversion as a supplier.

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There are 4 packages in Linkage: Freemium, Basic, Pro and Enterprise.

Freemium
Package

The freemium package allows corporates to use Linkage to recruit SMMEs to a program at no cost. This package has limited functionality. The benefit is the ability to organise and access SMME documents on Linkage.

Basic
Package

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.

Pro
Package

Caters for corporates that typically link their development efforts to procurement outcomes. SMME’s are developed against procurement opportunities and some SMME’s are converted to suppliers based on their progress on development. SMME’s follow a development path guided by the system diagnostic tool and growth plans. Upon achieving milestones, they progress until they reach Platinum level.

Enterprise
Package

Is the ultimate package that has full functionalities of both packages. Enterprise package allows for customisation and integration into other internal corporate systems. There is an implementation package included to enable customisation.

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