GLOBAL SOURCING PLATFORM
SAAS B2B SOURCING MANAGEMENT
The Global Sourcing Platform is an online application which allows the client to efficiently conduct global sourcing projects in emerging markets. The online sourcing management application is being developed for the procurement service provider Dragon Sourcing. The company supports corporations in effectively purchasing goods and services from emerging markets (Africa, Asia, Latin America, Eastern Europe) through an end-to-end global sourcing process. The client was looking for an effective and efficient method to consolidate their operations and to deliver their sourcing projects via an online platform.The system at its core consists of a master supplier database and a workflow tool designed to boost the productivity and the effectiveness of the sourcing process. The application ensures secure access to the platform and a large searchable database of suppliers as well as enables the generation and extraction of data from PDF & Excel files.The back-end of the application was developed by our Ruby on Rails developers and relies on PostgreSQL and Hetzner. We used jQuery, HighCharts, TurboLinks and OpenStreetMap to implement the front-end of this online sourcing platform.