Yes, WhyAbe.com is a completely free to use eSourcing solution. WhyAbe.com is provided by leading procurement service provider, Source One as a tool to assist buyers and suppliers facilitate the RFX and Reverse Auction Processes.
WhyAbe.com does not charge any fees to buyers to list and solicit responses using RFXs or Reverse Auctions from suppliers. Suppliers are not charged any fees to register, view or respond to any events from buyers.
WhyAbe.com is really free!
WhyAbe.com is provided free to the general public by a leading strategic sourcing consulting firm, Source One Management Services, LLC.
Source One developed the toolset for its own staff to use to help expedite the sourcing process and provide a central location for managing RFX and Reverse Auctions, as well as to store contracts. Providing the tool to the general procurement and supply communities does not really add much of an additional cost to the platform.
Source One benefits by building its own supplier database that assists in the supplier identification phase of any sourcing initiative.
Additionally, the use and promotion of WhyAbe.com increases the visability of the Source One brand, which includes:
Contingency Based Custom Strategic Sourcing Consulting,
Pre-Negotiated Contracts and Discounts with Leading National Suppliers,
The Strategic Sourceror: Blog and News Portal
We hope that users of the tool reach out to Source One for more complicated spend categories where they need more help than just simple sourcing tools.
Additionally, WhyAbe.com earns revenue by licensing its technologies in a white label format to other businesses, websites and procurement consulting firms. To learn more about our whitelabel version, please contact us.