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[May 18, 2017] Version 3 Released - Faster Access To 500K+ Suppliers

NEW YORK, May 18, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Thomas Publishing announced the release of Version 3 of the platform. Version 3 features a new user interface, expanded product and supplier data, additional workflow tools, and advanced search functionality, providing access to over 500K+ suppliers, 10+ million CAD files, and 6+ million products.

"Buyers are evaluating suppliers every 2 seconds on," said Travis Sherbine, EVP of Product Development. "This real-time, intention-based data gives us incredible insights into the needs of today's industrial decision makers and informs our ongoing platform development." 

The home page of is now organized to provide a single location to search across multiple platform resources, from product sourcing to supplier evaluation to actionable information. The data-driven smart engine of the platform now analyzes the entry and matches it to the most applicable of 60,000+ industrial classifications in the taxonomy. Users are presented with "Did You Mean?" results, and are guided through the process of finding the specific product and supplier they are looking for. 

Additional Features of V3

  • The "Diversity" resource section is repositioned and redesigned to allow organizations to easily find woman-owned, minority-owned, veteran-owned, small disadvantaged businesses and other diverse suppliers.
  • The platform now provides more resources for regional searches. As buyers reach the end of the supplier list within a certain geography, Version 3 of offers "Additional Suppliers" in surrounding areas. These additional suppliers are independently verified by editors and contain the most relevant information available to continue sourcing.
  • Redesigned supplier profile pages organize the breadth of information available into a more accessible structure and allow the user to scroll through each section. The company name, address, and "Contact Supplier" call to action remain available in the header as the user scrolls the page.
  • Version 3 also provides easy access to Supplier Evaluation & Risk Reports. These reports combine detailed company and capabilities information from with in-depth supplier risk data from Dun & Bradstreet to help buyers minimize risk in their supply chains and start better B2B relationships.

"Our mission is to be the daily resource for the industrial decision maker; by providing them the tools and information to source products, select suppliers and gain actionable insights to grow their businesses and careers," said Thomas Publishing CEO Tony Uphoff. "We've been testing V3 of with users and have been thrilled with their responses and are excited to officially release it to the marketplace." 

About Thomas Publishing
Thomas (Thomas Publishing Co. LLC) provides solutions to connect B2B buyers with industrial suppliers. These include industry's largest Product Sourcing and Supplier Selection platform with information on over 500,000 North American suppliers and more than 6 million products. The company also provides award-winning full-service marketing services, digital product data syndication solutions, and has built more than 5,000 websites for industrial manufacturers and distributors. Thomas delivers original content to help marketers and supply chain professionals make better decisions, through leading titles including Inbound LogisticsIndustrial Equipment News (IEN), and Thomas Industry News.

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