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SenSoft International, Inc. joins with VerticalNet to offer GSA Catalog Service

Source: SenSoft International, Inc.

SenSoft International, Inc., Reston, VA, took a major step forward in its e-commerce opportunities recently when it began offering its GSA Catalog Service through VerticalNet, Inc.
SenSoft International, Inc., Reston, VA, took a major step forward in its e-commerce opportunities recently when it began offering its GSA Catalog Service through VerticalNet, Inc.

VerticalNet is the leading provider of business communities with comprehensive sources of information, interaction, and e-commerce.

"We've entered into a selling agreement with VerticalNet, so that we can reach GSA Schedule Vendors who might be facing difficulties and extra workload now that they're required to post their price catalogs on the Advantage! System," says Kenneth E. Hatfield, president of SenSoft. "Posting demands special software and expertise, which can get complicated, leaving many vendors to search for an easier solution, one where the entire upload process can be taken off their hands. These vendors don't want to learn new software; re-format pricing data; or deal with technicalities."

From its inception, SenSoft's mission has been to design quality software and provide responsive customer service. As the federal government gravitated toward procurement via the Internet, SenSoft applied its extensive knowledge of the GSA Advantage! System toward building PC-based electronic commerce solutions for GSA Schedule Vendors.

Participation on GSA Advantage! has become a competitive necessity as more and more federal buyers use it to research products and services, order on-line and pay with their Government SmartPay Credit Cards, according to SenSoft. "We understand the specifics of GSA requirements and, with our special EDI solution, are enabling catalog vendors to reap the benefits of e-commerce," says Hatfield.

SenSoft is offering vendors can purchase a risk-free, money-back guarantee Catalog Service from SenSoft.

This includes:

  • Importing catalog data, including any options and accessories, into SenSoft's database.
  • Validating the data against GSA requirements.
  • Converting the data to an EDI 832 document and sending it to GSA Advantage!.
  • Helping correct any errors and re-transmitting the file.
  • Processing and transmitting change and replacement transactions.

"Vendors have come to count on us for keeping up-to-date with the latest GSA electronic procurement methods. That way, they can concentrate on delivering quality products and services," emphasizes Hatfield.

For more information about this catalog uploading opportunity, call SenSoft International, Inc. at 800-228-7270.