Tradec Inc. introduces a marketplace of third-party content providers that integrates with the company's Tradec Cost Management System (TCMS) to deliver strategic sourcing-related information. The marketplace, called Tradec Network Services (TNS), relies on content providers in three areas: supply risk intelligence, market price intelligence and supplier discovery. The San Jose-based software solutions provider says a new technology allows real-time integration between the content providers and the TCMS. Inaugural content providers include:
- S&P Comstock, delivering real-time market data and financial information;
- PCNalert, providing real-time component information for the electronic supply chain, including end-of-life notices, product change notices and other component information;
- SiliconExpert, offering electronic component information such as cross-referencing, life-cycle status and parametric data; and
- iSuppli, supplying applied electronics industry intelligence.