e-Procure & Supply 2007: A Trade Fair looking to SMEs

eProcure & Supply, one of the biggest Trade Fair and Congress for Procurement and Supplier Management in Europe, will welcome some 140 exhibitors (see below the ones present in 2006) and vendors of proven solutions for electronic procurement, from Wednesday to Friday 25-27 April 2007. For any solution-provider – for sure, if any interest in conquering the German market – or purchasing professional – less sure, as you will find mostly German representatives – , this is the place to be in order to know more about the market, the competition and to meet other professionals of this sector. The exhibition focuses on any software and consulting solutions for purchasers: Supplier management, Spend Analysis, eProcurement solution, catalogue management, on-demand solutions, strategic sourcing tools, BPO or C-parts management…

If you planned to go there, leave a comment… I’m still wondering if I’ll go…

The most interesting feature this year is the specific effort made to attract SMEs: Any supplier of software and services especially for use by SMEs will be identified by a GO SME logo as follow GO SME logo.

For those preferring conferences to, you should find this 3-day event quite compelling. The following themes are scheduled:

  • e-business 2007: Present use of applications in purchasing
  • Roll-out of electronic procurement systems
  • Current e-collaboration solutions
  • Professionalization and optimization of procurement processes
  • New ways and applications for e-sourcing and e-logistics
  • Opportunities through RFID
  • SRM strategies
  • Auctions and sourcing
  • Cost-benefit analysis of IT solutions
  • Supplier search and assessment
  • Business travel management
  • Solutions for SMEs

Below are additional information about the event that I grabbed on their website:

The electronic, automotive, machinery/plant and chemical/pharmaceutical industries attracted the most visitors last year. 97 % of the visitors were satisfied with the products and services offered at the exhibition.This year’s new features are the “‘Go’ SME” initiative and the first Best-Practice Award. The priority here is not on the technology, but on the benefit of the application: degree of innovation, productivity, potential savings and adaptability to individual customer requirements. The award was open to users and suppliers of software-based on-demand purchasing solutions (software producers, service providers and trading houses). These had to be processes proved in practice that are used particularly in small and medium enterprises and are successful because they are tailored exactly to the user’s needs. The winners of the non-material award with publicity impact will be announced at the official press conference on the first day of the exhibition, Wednesday, 25 April. Source: www.eProcure.de.

List of the 140 Exhibitors present in 2006

Adolf Würth GmbH & Co. KG
Allocation Network GmbH
American Express Services Europe Ltd.
Apsolut GmbH
Ariba Deutschland GmbH
Ascara Software GmbH
Atrivio GmbH
Autinform GmbH & Co KG
BÄR Büro- und Betriebseinrichtung GmbH & Co. KG
BASF IT Services Holding GmbH
BasWare GmbH
Berner, Albert GmbH
Beschaffung aktuell
BME Akademie GmbH
BME e.V.
BMEnet GmbH
Buchholz-fachinformationsdienst gmbh
Bureau van Dijk
businessMart AG
Camelot IDPro AG
Cay solutions GmbH
D&B Deutschland GmbH
DEHA Elektrohandelsgesellschaft mbH & Co. KG
Delker, Friedrich GmbH & Co.KG
DIEHL Informatik GmbH
Drehmomente.de GmbH
Druckhaus Waiblingen GmbH
EBSCO Information Services
eCl@ss e.V.
ecups GmbH & Co.KG
ePhilos AG
e-pro solutions GmbH
Eubicon GmbH
ExxTainer AG
FCm DER Travel Solutions
FEGA & SCHMITT Elektrogroßhandel
FUTURA Solutions GmbH
GEAC Enterprise Solutions GmbH Deutschland
Glatz Stempel GmbH
Gross, Ferdinand GmbH & Co KG
GS1 Germany GmbH
HAHN & KOLB Werkzeuge GmbH
Healy Hudson GmbH
Hegele, Simon Gesellschaft für
Heiler Software AG
Hoffmann GmbH Qualitätswerkzeuge
Hommel Hercules
Hotel.de AG
HRS – Hotel Reservation Service
IBX Deutschland GmbH
IDS Scheer AG
i-FABER S.p.A.
IMIS group AG
ims Internationaler Medien Service
IT2media GmbH & Co.KG
itelligence AG
jCatalog Software AG
Keller & Kalmbach GmbH
Kistenpfennig AG
Knust, Heinz Dipl.Berging. GmbH
konplan gmbh
Lederer GmbH
LogControl GmbH
Management Dynamics
Matrium GmbH
MCon Systemhaus GmbH
meplato GmbH
Mercateo AG
MGW Office Supplies GmbH
Mieschke Hofmann und Partner
newtron AG
nexMart GmbH & Co KG
nterra integration! GmbH
Office Depot Deutschland GmbH
Onventis GmbH
P.S. Cooperation GmbH
Poet AG
POOL4TOOL- Selected Services GmbH
PrintPlanet GmbH
PROZEUS – Prozesse und Standards
PSG Procurement Services GmbH
Rala GmbH & Co.
RedDot Solutions AG
REIFF – Technische Produkte -GmbH
retarus GmbH
REXEL Deutschland Elektrofachgroßhandel GmbH
Reyher, F. Nchfg. GmbH & Co. KG
RS Components GmbH
SAP Deutschland AG & Co. KG
SCHAEFER Business Solutions
Seagull Software GmbH & Co. KG
SECOMP Electronic Components GmbH
SerCon GmbH – an IBM Company
Siemens IT Solutions and Services GmbH
Simmeth System GmbH
Simple system GmbH & Co. KG
SoftconCIS GmbH
Softlution Deutschland GmbH
Sonepar Deutschland GmbH
SourcingParts.com SA
Stibo Catalog
SupplyOn AG
SynerTrade SES AG
TietoEnator Topas GmbH
TradePilot GmbH
T-Systems Enterprise Services GmbH
Unielektro Fachgroßhandel GmbH & Co. KG
Unternehmensberatung Peter Kloß GmbH
Vendigital GmbH
ventasoft GmbH
VUB Printmedia GmbH
wallmedien AG
Wegweiser GmbH Berlin
Wilken GmbH
Würth Industrie Service GmbH & Co. KG
Xcitec GmbH
Zweygart GmbH & Co.KG

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