Demand Aggregation

    This module provides polling functionality to aggregate demand from a population of members and/or agency users on-demand.  Demand Poll Requests containing items and/or services are published to the user (buying) community giving the users a deadline for responding.  Poll Responders interact with the web site, entering desired (or committed) quantities for the listed items.  Poll Responders can enter and submit quantities over multiple logins, saving progress during each session.  As each responder completes and submits their Poll Response, the system provides aggregate totals of user responses and allows extraction of the data for use in IWT’s eSourcing application or in a traditional bid process.  In the sourcing event, suppliers will see the entire aggregated demand and respond accordingly recognizing the value of increased opportunity.  Essentially, procurement professionals can quickly and easily forecast demand and provide suppliers with committed spending volumes.