By Procurement Professionals, for Procurement Professionals
Established in the UK in 2000 and
subsequently incorporated in Australia in 2007, Trade Interchange combines its specialised procurement expertise with proven internet technology. Our industry experience enables us to deliver substantial cost-reduction, timesaving and communication benefits to customers of all sizes.
The company is owned by the founders and employees.
The company was founded in the UK by Andy Tyson and Simon Brake. This followed their successful careers as procurement managers and buyers in the food and hospitality industries over the previous two decades. Their experience and awareness of the mixed technology skill levels of suppliers led to the fundamental design goal of simplicity of use. This has proven to be a highly successful approach and is one of the most
commonly cited aspects of the e-Negotiation platform - by both buyers and suppliers.
Australia and New Zealand
The Asia Pacific business, based in Sydney, is led by Kevin Burke. Prior to founding Trade Interchange (Asia Pacific) Pty Ltd, Kevin spent 28 years in the IT industry in technical, marketing and business management roles.
The last 13 years of which were with Microsoft Australia where he was the Director of their Small Business Division.
The Commercial Team is led by Simon Brake and Andy Tyson, the original co-founders of the business. With so many years experience exclusively in the field of e-Procurement there are very few individuals with more skill and knowledge in this field.
Having worked both in the field of specialist software development and directly within the industries
we service, our team of professionally qualified developers has the in depth experience with which to deliver reliable, relevant and advanced software solutions.
Now in its 7th iteration, The thoroughly proven ARCUS e-Procurement platform is a secure web based system designed to use industry standard web browsers. Each customer organisation is provided with their own secure e-Sourcing site. The system has been built with simplicity as a key design goal, especially on the supplier side. This recognises the relatively infrequent use of the system by suppliers and varying levels of familiarity with computer based systems.
Certified to ISO 27001 and SAS 70 Type II, the system is available 24x7. It is built with full redundancy and fail-over and is housed in a physically secured hosting environment (shown right) providing power back up systems and multiple communications trunks. Together with our award winning hosting partner Rackspace Managed Hosting, Trade Interchange provides an e-Procurement platform that meets the highest industry standards with regards to security, availability and reliability.
What Some of Our Customers Say About Us
“Trade Interchange made it all so easy and went absolutely above and beyond, with a real ‘can do’ attitude.”
Kim Hanrahan, Sourcing Project Manager , Contract Labour, ANZ Bank.
“I’d absolutely recommend them to others – if you want to save time and deliver a professional process, this is they best way to do it”....
“ We trusted them implicitly.”
Chris Kechagias, Procurement Specialist, Large Retailer.
“Trade Interchange managed the supplier engagement and training process very well and this is rated very highly by us.”
Darren Clarke, Manager of Clinical Contracts, Qld Health.
“Trade Interchange were very across the tool and absolutely responsive to our requests. Their communication was very good, with clear instructions. And they went above and beyond the call of duty when we were stuck.”
Matthew Fitzgerald, Global Sourcing, ANZ Bank.