Yesterday, we posted a blog sharing the benefits of the ThomasNet Service, but how does it work?



ThomasNet’s Marketplace SPEC catalog solutions are subscription based, with an Ariba supplier starter package priced at 2750 USD annually for 75 SKUs (additional options are available). When you’re ready, a personal support team takes you through a simple four-step process designed for fast time to benefit:

Step 1: ThomasNet collects your initial product content.

Step 2: Project managers work with you to:

  • Develop rich attribute data for your product information to ready catalog content for network use and product search.
  • Create a ThomasNet-hosted PunchOut catalog and cXML connection to the Ariba Network and your customer’s procurement solution.
  • Optimize your Ariba cloud profile so buying organizations can easily learn about and connect with your company.

Step 3: You collaborate with ThomasNet to review, correct, and approve final product data.

Step 4: ThomasNet establishes and maintains connectivity so purchasers can transact directly through your catalog on the Ariba Network.


How Can I Learn More?

To learn more about Marketplace SPEC catalog solutions—or discuss other ways ThomasNet can help you expand market share and realize greater value through Ariba—you can check out this video or contact program management group director Ed Edwards at