In an interview with Insights Success, John Herr, CEO of Avetta, shares how his company is utilizing SaaS-based solutions to create a global network of connections. He also discusses the unique technical landscape prevalent in the industry today and gives tips on how to help your organization stand out.
Avetta has proven its worth among tens of thousands of users. Learn how you can begin leveraging the power of Avetta’s solutions in your own company today. Below are some of the highlights from the interview.
Give a brief overview of the company, its solutions, and services?
We provide supply chain risk management solutions for companies by vetting and qualifying the suppliers involved in their projects. On their own, many businesses have to go through thousands of documents to verify that the contractors they work with meet their safety and sustainability requirements. This administrative burden is expensive and time-consuming. However, it’s even more costly if a problem occurs. Our platform takes care of these details efficiently. We collect all client-required safety, insurance, and sustainability documentation and verify them for accuracy. Companies then have all the information they need to make smart, responsible decisions on which contractors to hire.
Give a detailed explanation regarding the Founder/CEO/Management’s influence towards the industry and the company?
Our Founder came up with the idea to start Avetta (then PICS) while working as an occupational safety professional for a large supplier company. Part of his responsibilities included fulfilling all the prequalification requirements for the company’s clients. It took a lot of time and resources to collect and send off the data, which was often redundant. Avetta was born from the desire to alleviate the inefficiency of supplier companies prequalifying for multiple clients, and to help the clients have easy access to all of their suppliers’ current standings as well.
Considering the rising number of SaaS Solution providers, how does Avetta stand out from its competitors?
Our goal resolves around solving problems and alleviating burdens for both our clients and suppliers. However, unlike other companies, that philosophy extends well past our product. We’re consistently looking for better ways to serve our audiences, whether that’s releasing new features or simply spending time on the phone teaching them how to create a pdf. As a result, our teams are focused on each individual client and their unique needs. We go to great lengths to understand the pain points of our clients and then embed that insight into configured risk management solutions.
If you could sum up the Avetta platform and its services in one line, what would it be?
Supplier and Contractor Qualification Made Easy
How does Avetta contribute towards making the industry and the world better?
Avetta is proud to support our customers on their journey to sustainability. Through our platform we help manage environmental, social and economic impacts. With these and other deficits resolved, our clients are able to focus on their own growth and build up long-term value in their supply chain. With operations in 163 countries worldwide, Avetta’s platform was built to operate on a global scale. In addition to enhanced economic performance, this ultimately leads to a better environment, better working conditions, and a better relationship between companies and their customers.
Where does Avetta see itself in the long run and/or what are its future goals?
Avetta is currently growing at a tremendous rate across the globe. As more suppliers are integrated into our network, more value is added for everyone. Our focus for the future is to continue nurturing existing client relations, develop strategic partnerships and accelerate this global expansion. With these goals, we’re prepared to grow Avetta’s innovative solutions across the world.
Testimonials from Avetta Clients
“Before Avetta, we calculated a need for six employees, all working full time, to properly manage our supply chain. With Avetta, we have one person sitting in that seat.” – Supply Development & Performance Manager, Australian Railway Leader
Because of Avetta and our use of an improvement plan with our contractors, we were able to demonstrate more than 30% improvement in just one year for the health and safety performance of our contractors.” – Bill Burket, EHS Compliance Contractor, Range Resources
“We evaluated other vendors, possibilities, and platforms. Avetta really listened to our business needs and accommodated our process in their solution to better satisfy our needs.” – Procurement Specialist, LafargeHolcim Brazil
“Avetta gives us proactive risk management. We’re able to leverage the expertise and experience that Avetta provides based on years of tracking and evaluating contractors. Avetta also gives us instant data access in a database we could never develop internally, allowing us to benchmark against peers and uncover opportunities to improve.” Corporate Safety Manager, Huntsman