The National Buying Group reports that the NBG Hub, described as the buying group industry’s benchmark IT platform, has been improved to provide NBG partners and suppliers with even more business benefits and convenience.
This follows the launch of a new online tender system which is said to further professionalises trading within NBG in one streamlined, transparent process.
The NBG Hub is a modern, focused business platform and the central online resource point of the organisation. It provides up-to-date and accurate information at the touch of a button, handling 100% of NBG rebates; a unique achievement in the merchant trade. As a growing organisation, the Hub has streamlined NBG’s work flow, minimising admin and giving its partners and suppliers a hassle-free, accurate experience of doing business with the Group.
The new tendering facility on the Hub is designed to make the tendering process between merchant partners and suppliers clearer, simpler, fairer and faster. All information on the tender is maintained centrally, improving accuracy and reducing admin. Data received back from suppliers is compared automatically to quick evaluate their offers before the final contract is then generated quickly and precisely.
Steve Queen, from South Lanarkshire BS, heads up the NBG Hub Development for the Executive Board. He said: “The Hub already offers NBG members improved accuracy, reduced workload, and significant time savings with access to the very latest deals, promotions, products and news. This new centralised tendering system now makes the whole tender process much more professional, transparent and slick and that means better, more efficient deals for our merchant partners. This is just the latest development in our strategy to make NBG the leader in technology.”
NBG has 82 partner merchants who collectively trade from nearly 300 outlets across the whole UK.