Tradecloud Business Case Elements

Direct savings

  • Up to 50% savings on manual work (e.g. order entry, chasing exceptions, expediting, etc.)

Indirect savings

  • Up to 27% higher supplier reliability (e.g. goods on time)
  • Up to 25% fewer errors (e.g. wrong revisions made, wrong items delivered)
  • More speed (e.g. 5-10 days shorter throughput times)
  • Better communication (real time communication resulting in better collaboration)

Besides just cost savings, there is no doubt that the pandemic has magnified and accelerated the need for supply chains that are both resilient and agile. With market conditions changing fast, being prepared matters more than ever. Companies are using Tradecloud to achieve transparency, real time visibility, rapid decision-making and flexibility of response. These new rules for resilient supply chains will affect the entire process, from product innovation, manufacturing and planning, to logistic operations and after sales service.

“We now have insight into the entire purchase order flow within the platform.”

Jolien Tiën, Moba

„We focus on the manufacturing industry and Tradecloud fits in perfectly with that as a tailor-made B2B Platform and eCommerce solution.“

Hans de Croon, Van Egmond Groep

„We needed a platform where our suppliers had better insight into our orders. Thanks to Tradecloud, our order administration is now automated and we respond faster.“

Tom 't Lam, Quooker

Business case – example of an SME+ company

Based on 100,000 order lines per year for a medium-sized trading/production company with 6 FTE operational purchasing and EUR 50 Mio. purchasing value

Subject Current costs After Tradecloud Savings per year
(EUR) (*)
Manual order administration 420.000,- 50% less 210.000,-
Errors in deliveries and communication 500.000,- 25% less 125.000,-
Obsolete stock 400.000,-
(8% x 5 Mio stock)
15% less 60.000,-
Total savings per year 395.000,-
Prescription Tradecloud per
year, excl. implementation

Additional indirect savings (‚priceless‘):

  • Shorter lead times for the purchasing process, resulting in more satisfied customers and higher turnover
  • Better alignment of the supply chain to changing market conditions (e.g. COVID-19)

(*) Business case realized at at least 2 companies that meet these criteria. On request, the details can be provided after NDA and permission from our relation.

Leading companies are already active on Tradecloud

What do you gain by using Tradecloud?

Costs Savings and Increased Efficiency
The primary cost saving is by eliminating manual work.
Through improved communications, suppliers come to better understand their client’s business to meet needs more effectively. When issues or problems do arise, systems and controls in Tradecloud enable both parties to identify and address them. Suppliers anticipate and adapt to needs quicker, eliminating redundancy while streamlining processes. Over time, Supplier Relationship Management (SRM) processes and practices can help reduce availability problems, quality issues, and delays. In addition, vendors are more inclined to share cost efficiencies gained through the adoption of new technologies or methodologies with businesses in which they have close working relationships.

Revenue Growth
Through greater operational efficiencies derived from Tradecloud, both the supplier and buyer can increase revenue growth. For example, as part of an SRM program, a firm that prided itself on high levels of customer service worked with their provider of outsourced call center services to find new ways to engage customers. The call center provider introduced to the firm a new emerging technology that made ordering services easier while increasing access to customer support.

Risk Management
While lack of compliance to laws and regulations can have financial penalties, security breaches of company and customer information…???

Strategic Collaboration
Constantly changing vendors is an expensive and timeconsuming activity as it takes internal resources to identify suppliers and negotiate contracts. Even if a new supplier promises lower costs, the long-term relationships built with strategic partners generates more value over potential short-term gains. By sustaining supplier relationships, buyers can become a “customer of choice” to minimize fluctuations in commodity prices, establish a clearer cost base and provide total price visibility.
Secondly, as experts in their field, suppliers can share knowledge to help their customers enter new markets and geographies, gain access to new technologies, and improve crossfunctional collaboration between organizations. Open communications at a leadership level can spark new ideas and elevate organizational discussions that can lead to an aligned strategic focus between companies, which can potentially result in competitive advantages for both sides.

Moba | Tradecloud Case Study


  • Too much manual work
  • Low reliability
  • Too much stock


  • EDI or Tradecloud approach
  • ERP : Infor M3
  • Goal: connect 95% of all suppliers


  • 50% savings on order administration
  • Supplier reliability +22%

Agrifac | Tradecloud Case Study


  • Low supplier reliability
  • Lack of insight in risks
  • 6 FTE order administration


  • Goal: integrate 95% of the suppliers
  • ERP : Exact Globe


  • 20.000 order lines almost zero touch
  • Supplier reliability +27%
  • Towards demand-driven