General

Registering

To register as a new user, click on Register at the top-right corner of the WhyAbe.com site. You will be asked to register as a buyer or supplier. Suppliers have the opportunity to register to keywords or categories. Register to as many keywords as possible since this determines the projects that you will be invited to participate in.

You must be at least 18 years of age to register.

After you have registered you will receive an email at the address you provided during registration. You must follow the link in the email to confirm your registration and become eligible to participate in RFX activities such as posting an e-sourcing event as a buyer or placing a bid as a supplier.

What is WhyAbe

What is WhyAbe for Buyers?

WhyAbe.com offers FREE electronic sourcing tools (e-sourcing software) for buyers to create and manage Requests for Proposals (RFP), Requests for Quotes (RFQ), and Reverse Auctions. It also offers simple contract management as well as a supplier directory and supplier catalog system.

Buyers can invite their own suppliers or use pre-registered WhyAbe suppliers, and can manage the entire bid and sourcing process from their Dashboard. Additionally, buyers can search the vendor database to find and contact suppliers for any of their sourcing projects and can store copies of their contracts in the cloud for safe keeping.

Buyers can also search through supplier catalogs to see products or services that registerd suppliers have for sale or are looking to promote.

What is WhyAbe for Suppliers?

When you register Free as a supplier, you will have the opportunity to register all categories of products and services that you provide. Once registered, you will be automatically invited to Request for Proposals, or Reverse Auctions (buyer's listings) that match your product or service categories. WhyAbe can make it easier and more efficient for you to quote on projects. You may find that you will get additional trade leads from other buyers that you may not have had the opportunity to solicit through traditional marketing and sales channels. Additionally, Suppliers can create their own profiles and product catalogs.

Who Owns WhyAbe?

WhyAbe.com is owned, developed by and managed exclusively by Source One Management Services, LLC. Source One is a consulting firm that specializes in strategic sourcing and procurement transformation.

Can I Buy a Site Like WhyAbe?

Sort of. Source One offers private label versions of the WhyAbe.com technologies.

More specifically, we offer a version of the site that removes the supplier catalog component and allows the licensee to use their own logo, site name, and url for the site. The data within the private label version is stored completely independently from data stored on WhyAbe or other private label sites.

Private label WhyAbe sites are hosted in the cloud, in an on-demand model.

We offer low cost licensing models to fit the budgets of each individual company.

To learn more about our private label versions, contact us.