July 26, 2012, Lockport, NY - NetPlus Alliance, North America's largest buying group for industrial and contractor supplies distributors, has signed an agreement with GCommerce, a leading provider of distribution supply chain connectivity solutions. NetPlus Alliance and GCommerce will be working together to facilitate electronic document exchange between its distributors and suppliers to automate the procurement cycle, including purchase orders, acknowledgements, ship notices and invoices.
“NetPlus Alliance is committed to driving profitability for our distributors and suppliers, and the industry at large,” said Dan Judge, President of NetPlus Alliance. “Automating the procurement cycle provides the most significant opportunity to eliminate costly manual processes and errors within the supply chain, and GCommerce is the best method to accomplish these goals.”
GCommerce facilitates real-time exchange of documents within the purchasing cycle between incompatible business systems and technologies, enabling distributors and suppliers to improve revenue, operational efficiencies, and profitability. They have successfully implemented EDI Solutions with hundreds of companies in similar distribution industries and have over 900 supplier customers in their network, including many NetPlus Alliance partners.
About NetPlus Alliance
Founded in 2002, NetPlus Alliance leverages its 416 distributor members’ collective purchasing power, to provide profitable rebates, negotiated group pricing, incentive programs and special promotins.
Through its strong marketing programs, NetPlus Alliance works to steer distributor purchases to its 118 product suppliers.
In 2011, NetPlus Alliance’s total member purchases from NetPlus suppliers grew by 36%. Over the last two years, core growth has exceeded 20%, and their exclusive GAIN program has delivered $2.2 million in new business to supplier partners.
GCommerce, headquartered in Des Moines, IA, is a leading provider of Cloud Solutions and Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) technologies designed to streamline distribution supply operations. Their solutions facilitate real-time, effective automation of the procurement cycle, enabling firms to improve revenue, operational efficiencies, and profitability. For more information, contact GCommerce at 515-288-5850 or [email protected].