Top 10 Vendor Portal Do’s and Don’ts: The Keys to Launching a Successful Supplier Portal

Vendor Portals (also known as Supplier Portals) are a very hot topic right now in the realm of product information management (PIM). At the recent 2017 NRF Show, the majority of EnterWorks’ booth visitors wanted to talk about solutions for better managing supplier collaboration. And it’s really no surprise. As we discussed in our recent PIM & Vendor Portal post, product content is a driving force in today’s omnichannel environment. Sellers must have compelling product content to win sales, however this content is often difficult and costly to procure. Vendor Portals help enlist suppliers in the process of generating vital product information, yet these endeavors often fail. The fact is, launching a Supplier Portal hinges on the program’s implementation along with the solution itself. So, in this post we’ll examine the “Top 10 Do’s and Don’ts” for successful Vendor Portals.
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Kerry Young

Kerry Young

Kerry Young joined EnterWorks in 2006 when Ennovative, Inc., the multi-channel publishing software company he co-founded, was acquired by EnterWorks. He directs EnterWorks’ operations and leads EnterWorks’ professional services and consulting organization, ensuring effective customer implementations and ongoing success. Mr. Young brings more than 25 years of technology and business management experience to EnterWorks, having served as CTO for a subsidiary of the Dow Chemical Company, and earlier as VP, Information Technology for Marshall Industries, a $1.7 billion industrial electronics distributor. He previously managed information systems for a subsidiary of McDonnell Douglas Corporation. Mr. Young holds a B.S. degree in Computer Science from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo and an M.B.A. from California State University Fullerton.

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