What is Colladium?

Colladium is a free online business network where organisations can manage their entire source-to-pay (S2P) process.

Why was Colladium created?

The idea to establish Colladium came in March 2012, to address gaps in how B2B activities are conducted. Although EDI and web form procurement had been around for many years, they were limited to specific application domains and only focused on part of the S2P process.

This is still the case today. Organisations struggle to manage their business network and gain visibility of their S2P process. And beyond that, there’s been no central place for B2B communication and collaboration with customers, suppliers and partners.

Smaller organisations have been particularly disadvantaged, often having to spend money to adopt B2B solutions required of their larger trading partners.

We want to help organisations remove the barriers to EDI adoption and collaborate more efficiently with their trading partners

With the vision set, we started a 15 month journey of research and development (R&D). This was ambitious as reality proved it was going to be much more difficult than we first thought. We continued to refine what Colladium was to be, and after four more years of R&D, we had our first community trading on Colladium. Good things take time. With the business networking continuing to grow, our work hasn’t stopped. We continue to place a large focus on R&D to add new functionality to enable business networks to thrive.

Colladium is built to be accessible and valuable in helping businesses to manage their internal processes, and also B2B interactions with external partners. With household names having already adopted the service, businesses can now enjoy one place to collaborate and trade; collade.

Why was Colladium created
Our Vision

A world of interworking businesses

Our Mission

To connect organisations of all sizes for greater strength and success

What can you do with Colladium?

Colladium is more than just a business network. It simplifies your sourcing and trading processes, and gives you better visibility into your supply chain. The flexible nature means it works with your existing business processes, not the other way around.

And the best part? It is free to use.

Once connected to Colladium, you can:
  • Conduct business from your computer, mobile phone or tablet
  • Trade eletronically (EDI)
  • Manage your business community
  • Share information, events and more
  • Showcase your products
  • Find new products and opportunities
  • Chat with your community
  • Manage the trading process
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Best of Colladium
And best of all:
  • It’s free to use
  • It’s cloud-based, so you can access it anywhere, anytime
  • It’s secure
  • It reduces costs across the supply chain
  • It’s customisable
  • It can integrate with your existing systems and cloud services
  • It enables you to trade
  • It enables you to support EDI with your business partners
  • It supports Single Touch Payroll (STP)
Wondering how we came up with this name?

In deciding on a name for this network, we wanted to emphasise two of the most powerful things that it enables users to do: collaborate and trade. Well, we realised there isn’t a word in English that neatly denotes this meaning. So, in the tradition of the internet, we made up our own word: ‘collade

It’s a combination of ‘collaborate’ and ‘trade’. Collade‘ (/kəleɪd/) means:

  • The action of working with someone to trade something
  • The action of discovering and connecting with other businesses
  • the action of managing business relationships

Want to find out more?

Get in touch with us today!