P2P Exhibitor Spotlight: Alan Paul, sourceit

Posted by PSDA Headquarters on Aug 28, 2018 2:28:16 PM

Flesh CoAs part of our P2P exhibitor spotlight series, we spoke to Alan Paul, chief executive officer at sourceit, a technology company with one simple aim: to provide buyers of marketing services an easy-to-use application that simplifies, automates and standardizes the entire quote and job management process.

Sourceit will be exhibiting at PSDA’s P2P Technology + Innovation Summit, held October 17-19 in Indianapolis. Read on to see what sourceit will be bringing to the P2P conference, and why you should be there to experience it.

What new technology will you be showcasing in the Exhibit Lounge this year? What are some of the unique or exciting attributes of this technology?

Sourceit is a cloud-based application that facilitates the end-to-end procurement process of marketing services via its Market and Catalog modules.

Through a highly evolved yet easy-to-use interface, sourceit brings together all the elements of the marketing supply chain into one job and order management process. Our clients and their suppliers enjoy a standardized, fully transparent workflow that ensures compliance across the entire sourcing and job management workflow.

Sourceit is built around providing six (6) key functions:

  • Sourcing & bid management (market module)
  • Instant pricing (add-on app available October 2018)
  • Project/Job management (market module)
  • Analytics
  • Ordering (catalog module)
  • Integration (via APIs)

Within each module or app, sourceit provides distributors with a wide range of tools that enable them to collaborate with suppliers, clients and customers, giving them full visibility of the entire process from specification creation, through the bid process to final delivery, all from a single dashboard.

New Feature Release

The P2P Technology + Innovation Summit is an exciting conference for sourceit and our clients, as we will be releasing our new add-on application for instant pricing, a new application that will change how distributors work with suppliers providing rate card pricing for items.

As we lead into the P2P, we’re working with distributors and select suppliers to ensure the application delivers on our promise of improving efficiency and productivity for both distributors and suppliers.

What are some of the ways this technology will benefit print distributors?

Sourceit enables distributors to position themselves as marketing procurement and technology specialists. From competitive bidding through the RFQ module, through job management, ordering and data analysis, our standardized and compliance-driven workflow ensures distributors deliver levels of service and innovation that differentiates them as a superior business partner.

The release in October of our new Add On for Instant Pricing is simply another step in the innovation process for us, our distributors and their suppliers.

When you consider that the sourceit platform is the only marketing procurement application that currently incorporates environmental and health ratings for suppliers along with supplier classifications, the software extends the decision-making process for users beyond just price.

In addition, our new add on application for invoicing is also ready for release and we’re excited that we’ll be able to offer clients the option to invoice direct from the application or via an integration with their own finance system.

What are you most excited about/looking forward to as an exhibitor at P2P?

Delivering a true alternative cloud-based technology platform to distributors that is innovative, easy to use and quick to implement is what really motivates us.

Distributors that subscribe to sourceit enjoy that we deliver more than just technology. We are actively engaged with our clients in the sales process, supporting them on new business pitches, responding to technical questions or providing a download of case studies and experiences other clients are facing in various markets around the world. 

We’re excited to be demonstrating a solution to distributors that puts them in control of their supply chain and which sourceit solution they deploy to meet their clients’ needs.

Whether it’s a traditional enterprise solution or our co-sourcing or self-managed options, sourceit ensures distributors retain a client’s business regardless of their preferred service method and we’re excited to show them how sourceit is more than just another technology. 

Is there anything else you'd like to add?

At sourceit, we work by the rule that your clients are yours. We’ll never compete with you in the market as our software and sales model has been built entirely around the agency or channel partner model.

We’ll never stand between you, your client or your suppliers; our role is to support your efforts and let you decide how you’ll charge your clients.

We’re at booth 148 at the conference, please take time to visit us or book a one-on-one meeting with one of our team members by sending an email to

Topics: P2P Technology + Innovation Summit


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