Connects consulting firms with retailersHelping retailers find the right consulting partners for their digital projects through a marketplace
GS1 is an international organization developing and maintaining global standards including barcodes. GS1 also federates a network of professionals who support companies in the improvement and automation of processes related to product lifecycles. The purpose of this undertaking is to federate this network by means of an online consulting services marketplace.
Onboard the entirety of the GS1 partner network onto the “My Partners” consulting services marketplace, which allows companies to discover the entire professional network, the expertise offered, send messages and request quotes.
- CPQ (configure, price, quote) features and workflows from request to approval
- Vendor onboarding & profile management
- Service catalogue management
- Vendor and services comparison tools
- Messaging and document exchange features
BtoB service marketplaces need to offer strong networking dynamics. They also require large numbers of vendors to ensure that customer appetites can be met. GS1 already had a strong partner network, but it hadn’t been centralized into a platform yet. As a result, the need for an intuitive onboarding process was quickly identified. Additionally, interactions and transactions had to be managed through CPQ processes. All put together, the choice of Second as a technology partner became evident, and the platform was launched within 3 months.