An overhaul of the OnForce Web site makes it faster and easier to find IT professionals.
The new version includes the ability for companies to send request-for-quotes (RFQs) to IT service pros anywhere in the U.S. and Canada.
The company says RFQs submitted via the OnForce Web site simplify the process for a number of reasons. For one, it’s free to send a request. Money is uploaded only after a buyer accepts a quote from a service pro. Second, companies who send an RFQ no longer have to pre-price their service requests; the pros will respond to the request with price quotes. And third, the company that sends the request makes the final decision about which quote to accept, putting them in control of which service pro wins the work. The average response time for accepting a work order is only 15 minutes.
The new site also allows users to find service pros with the precise skills and experience to meet their specific IT needs. OnForce buyers can now search for pros by location, skill set, and by using several new filters, including: specific certifications; safety filters like background checks and drug tests; high-volume pros with exceptional performance ratings; and language speaking skills.
“Version 5.0 of the OnForce marketplace is a major breakthrough in the way VARs and solution providers find IT professionals,” said OnForce CEO Peter Cannone. “We’re constantly improving the OnForce marketplace, and the new version of OnForce.com is a giant step in that direction. It has never been easier to find the right contract IT pros, when and where you need them.”