A leading provider of procurement and supply chain strategy, software, and managed services, GEP announced that the number of new companies joining its Partner United program surged by 114% since January 2021. The list of new partners includes some of the regional consulting firms and technology innovators.

Ken Legge, vice president of alliances and partnerships at GEP, said, “We’re accelerating the onboarding of many global domain leaders in procurement and supply chain to scale our ability to deliver immediate results to clients as they continue to be impacted by the global crisis.”

Legge added, “Our partners bring diverse industry expertise enabling our clients to get maximum results using GEP’s best-in-breed software solutions. Our partner ecosystem has a strong focus on regional specialty firms to provide feet on the ground with language skills and immersed in the local cultures.”

GEP will rapidly expand its Partner United program to include global and regional consulting companies as well as certified system integrators and technology partners — to provide companies with seamless integration and the fastest time-to-market, as well as accelerating their digital transformation in response to a massive disruption to global supply chains.

These new partners strengthen an already deep partner ecosystem that includes Microsoft, RiseNow, Sovos, Tech Mahindra, Bahwan CyberTek, and RapidRatings. Specialization in target market globalization, industry-focused programs, compliance with PEPPOL invoice legislation, and compliance with country-clearance regulations, as well as supplier diversity and risk management are some of the firm’s highlights.

Therefore, GEP clients are benefitting from the program; one example is RiseNow’s involvement in McCarthy Holdings’ project oversight of the GEP SMARTä program, which was implemented to transform and unify their procurement process.