The National Buying Group (NBG) “Hub”, an IT platform for the buying group industry, has been improved to provide NBG partners and suppliers with more business benefits and convenience.

The NBG Hub is designed to be the central online resource point of the organisation. It provides up-to-date and accurate information, handling 100% of NBG rebates. NBG is a growing organisation and the Hub has streamlined the organisation’s workflow and minimised admin.

The new tendering facility on the hub is designed to make the tendering process between merchant partners and suppliers clearer, simpler, fairer and faster. All information on the tender is maintained centrally, improving accuracy and reducing admin. Data received back from suppliers is compared automatically to quick evaluate their offers before the final contract is then generated quickly and precisely.

Steve Queen, from South Lanarkshire BS, who heads up the NBG Hub Development for the Executive Board, said: “The Hub already offers NBG members improved accuracy, reduced workload, and significant time savings with access to the very latest deals, promotions, products and news. This new centralised tendering system now makes the whole tender process much more professional, transparent and slick and that means better, more efficient deals for our merchant partners. This is just the latest development in our strategy to make NBG the leader in technology.”