Building B2B Cloud Platforms

What are B2B Cloud Platforms?

Also known as networks and marketplaces, B2B cloud platforms are multi-sided software applications that bring together buyers, sellers, and intermediaries to facilitate commerce.

What are B2B  Cloud Platforms?

Why Platforms versus Applications?

B2B Networks and platforms enjoy several benefits relative to traditional SaaS applications.

Why Platforms versus Applications?

B2B Cloud Platform Examples

B2B Cloud Platforms are found across industries and nine different value propositions. Public company examples include:

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in Payments

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in Logistics

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in Property Management

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in Auto Retailing

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in Clinical Trials

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in hotel-based meetings

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in Global Trade Management

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in Electronics Commerce

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SPCI has experience helping build successful B2B platforms and networks across industries. Based on real, practical experience gained over the last 20 years, as well as the latest research on multi-sided markets, SPCI can help you navigate your way to a dominant position within your industry.

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