LINTHICUM HEIGHTS, Md. - TradePower recently announced the latest release of its e-procurement solutions suite for contractors. PowerStation 7.0, according to TradePower, "allows simple, direct communication between contractors and their suppliers for instant material price and availability information, and online procurement, 24/7."

With PowerStation, contractors can reduce turnaround times for purchase orders and requisitions, decrease backorders and multiple purchase orders, and eliminate redundant data entry. The PowerStation solution fully integrates with both contractor software and supplier enterprise business systems, allowing the seamless flow of information between the two. Using PowerStation, contractors can streamline their purchasing and estimating process, request and receive pricing from multiple suppliers instantly, easily convert materials lists into purchase orders, automatically update materials with actual costs, and integrate data with existing purchasing, estimating, and accounting systems. Not only can contractors effortlessly communicate with suppliers, they can also take advantage of TradePower's e-Catalogs through PowerStation.

TradePower has made available in this release 35 new online catalogs from national suppliers, pricing services, and associations. Included in the release is the 2001 NECA Manual of Labor Units, which contains complete information such as UPC numbers, vendor codes, and product descriptions.

All data in the catalogs can be easily downloaded into the contractor's estimating, purchasing, and accounting programs.

TradePower delivers integrated software and e-business solutions to the commercial construction industry to help contractors and suppliers run their businesses more efficiently. TradePower delivers solutions that integrate e-commerce transactions with contractors and distributors' existing business systems.

For more information call 888.818.3644, visit www.tradepower.com, or e-mail info@tradepower.com.

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