Platform Enhances Government Supply Chain Systems Interface/Integration for Electronic Commerce
Dallas – July 20, 2010 – Archer Systems today announced an initiative for the General Services Administration (GSA) that leverages One Network Enterprises, a federated cloud computing platform for supply chain 2.0, business intelligence, and sustainability, to create the Vendor Supplier Network.
The GSA is responsible for a myriad of acquisition, procurement, and supply chain services to the U.S. Government. In order to provide better value to their customers and the taxpayer, the GSA is committed to building a robust framework capable of facilitating electronic commerce for any supplier, regardless of their technology.
“By enhancing systems integration with vendors, One Network breaks down the barriers of entry for small businesses to broaden GSA’s target base for contracting opportunities,” said Terry Turner, President, One Network Enterprises. “Our solution not only ensures the GSA procures items at the lowest possible cost but also provides enhanced supply chain visibility and analytics to track the performance of those vendors.”
“We selected One Network on the basis of the proven strength of their technology, their cost effective SaaS solution that can scale as we grow, and their ability to generate new capabilities and functionality as our business requirements evolve,” said Jennifer Miller, CEO, Archer Systems.” We were particularly impressed with the fact that they consistently delivered on time and on budget with other government agencies,” added Miller referring to their work on the U.S. Marine Corps AMMO project and the U.S. Transportation Coordination Initiative, DTCI.
Enhancing the Government Supply Chain
The One Network Platform will facilitate electronic commerce for the GSA by supporting both Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) and non-EDI procurement transactions. The GSA and its suppliers will benefit through increased electronic invoice processing to reduce discrepancy resolution, hands-free order generation for shorter order-to-receipt lead times, and reduced order expediting costs. The One Network solution also offers rich reporting capabilities and collaboration opportunities with suppliers on inventories, orders, and forecasts.
GSA provides a centralized delivery system of products and services to the federal government, leveraging its enormous buying power to get the best value for taxpayers.
- Founded in 1949, GSA manages more than one-fourth of the government’s total procurement dollars and influences the management of $500 billion in federal assets, including 8,600 government-owned or leased buildings and 208,000 vehicles.
- GSA helps preserve our past and define our future, as a steward of more than 480 historic properties, and as manager of USA.gov, the official portal to federal government information and services.
- GSA’s mission to provide superior workplaces, expert technology solutions, acquisition services, purchasing and E-Gov travel solutions and management policies, at best value, allows federal agencies to focus on their core missions.
About One Network Enterprises
One Network is the fastest growing provider planning and execution solutions built on a federated cloud computing platform. With more than 7 ,000 companies connected, One Network offers industry specific applications for government, consumer packaged goods, retail, high tech, and logistics. With a firm commitment to embrace not replace existing technology, One Network develops and supports a portfolio of packaged applications for supply chain 2.0, business intelligence, and sustainability. One Network also supports customized multi-enterprise applications via its industry leading Developers’ Network. Leveraging unprecedented visibility and collaboration, One Network creates communities and endless possibilities to yield exponential customer value in terms of improved insight, decision-making, and business processes. Headquartered in Dallas, Texas, One Network also has offices in Europe.
About Archer Systems
Archer Systems is a leading provider of business and technology services to the Federal government. We address our clients’ needs and challenges with proven methods and responsive, customer-focused support. This support includes systems design, development, and integration; systems engineering; and consulting to national security, civilian Government, and public health clients.
Our employees deliver specialized industry knowledge and superior technical expertise with best management practices to develop advanced solutions for our clients so they can focus on their core missions.
Archer Systems is a SBA certified 8(a) woman owned SDB business with its own GSA Schedule Contract.