DES MOINES, Iowa GCommerce, a provider of Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), has announced that Integrated Supply Network Inc. (ISN), a wholesale distributor and supply chain services provider, is adopting the GCommerce Virtual Inventory Cloud (VIC) solution, which is built on the Microsoft Azure cloud platform.
VIC is a centralized virtual data warehouse that gives distributors/retailers and manufacturers/suppliers the tools to automate the special/drop-ship order process with multiple trading partners.
“What is unique about ISN’s situation is that they utilize VIC on both the buy-side and the sell-side,” said Steve Smith, GCommerce president and CEO. “VIC allows them to automate the special order process as both a buyer and a seller, thereby providing benefits to both their customers and vendors in addition to their internal improvements.”
As one of the nation’s largest independent tool and equipment specialists, ISN manages a vast inventory of products from many of the most recognized brands. It serves as a supplier to both parts stores and mobile distributors around the world.
“With VIC, ISN and our vendors will see a 100-fold return on our investment, by creating an end to end special order process with one-tenth the people, at one-tenth the cost in one-tenth the time,” said Pete Weber, managing partner at ISN. “ISN and our vendors see a huge cost and economic advantage of utilizing a seamless platform to match demand without incurring massive capital outlays. GCommerce and VIC will alleviate major obstacles for our industry, bringing solutions for us as a company and also our customers and business partners — this is a success for our industry.”