Linkage uses advanced technology and data to deliver effective collaborative system for stakeholders within a corporate to drive shared value.
Linkage makes it easier for corporate companies and SMMEs to work together in terms of SMME:
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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