Search engine plumbs the depths of plastics
CHICAGO — I-Zone Inc., parent company of ProcessZone.com (Booth E11261), has launched an in-depth search engine for the plastics industry.
The site features searches by such criteria as product or service category, brand name, Standard Industrial Classification, zip code and product or company.
The Los Angeles-based company's flagship offering covers more than 2,000 companies, said ProcessZone.com President Deborah Thacker. The company plans to include profiles of more than 40,000 companies worldwide in its listings, she said.
The www.ProcessZone.com portal is free to users, with its revenues coming from banner advertising, Thacker said.
Sand Hill links with BuyerLink Networks
CHICAGO — Sand Hill Systems (Booth E13031) has formed a strategic partnership with BuyerLink Networks for the latter company to use Sand Hill's online purchasing technology.
The agreement, signed May 26, will allow BuyerLink to enhance its online purchasing networks for the $3.9 trillion food and beverage industries. The technology includes strategic-analysis applications that provide information about business activities.
Both companies are based in San Jose, Calif. Sand Hill claims its software packages, used in the packaging industry, reduce order entry and procurement costs.
SupplierMarket allies with Syspro Impact
CHICAGO — SupplierMarket.com Inc. (Booth E13110) has signed a nonbinding letter of intent to form a strategic alliance with Syspro Impact Software Inc.
The tentative agreement would link the SupplierMarket site to Syspro customers. Costa Mesa, Calif.-based Syspro offers enterprise-resource-planning software to manufacturers and provides supply-chain control.
SupplierMarket, a Web-based marketplace to buy and sell parts and materials, plans to integrate its reverse-auction bidding model with Syspro's software.