The BME (AMMPL) is a service provider to 7,500 individual and company members founded in 1954. As a network provider, the association encour-ages companies and science on the procurement and supplier side to ex-change information. The BMEnet GmbH, the subsidiary from the BME (AMMPL), awards the seal of approval for e-sourcing software, e-sourcing/IT service providers, catalogue management, desktop purchas-ing, e-procurement, contract management and content management. Ti-moCom can now also benefit from such a seal. Andreas Richter, BME's product manager speaks about TC eBid®'s qualities: „TimoCom's online platform reduces process costs with high standardisation and easy but thought-out intuitively used programs. Furthermore, there is an extensive and pre-verified transport service provider pool which increases market transparency. TC eBid® ensures a solid price transparency and mainte-nance of market prices within the transport industry."
The seal of approval provides competitive advantages
The distinction is of great advantage to TimoCom. On the one hand, customers often prefer certified as opposed to uncertified products. On the other, because the assessment is based on a standard and neutral list of criterias, TimoCom can provide its customers valid evidence of its quality. Marcel Frings, TimoCom's Chief Representative on the distinction: "We are proud to be able to prove our "quality" to our customers and that the BME has recognised the potential of our products. TC eBid® helps all those involved in transport to optimise their transport tenders and simplifies business between the transport and shipping industry. In the end, it makes business more productive, transparent and ensures process costs savings."