What Is Supplier Diversity?

Supplier diversity is a business strategy that ensures a diverse supplier base in the procurement of goods and services for any business or organization. Meaning, a supplier base of minority, women, LGBT, and veteran-owned businesses. Supplier diversity emphasizes the creation of a diverse supply chain by including diverse groups in the procurement plans for government, not-for-profits, and private industry groups. Research actually shows that companies who embrace diversity are more profitable than companies that don’t.

The ConnXus Database Solution

Diversity certification is an important milestone in the life of a supplier because it authenticates that the business is owned, managed, and controlled by a qualifying diverse group. Not all suppliers that fall under the minority-owned category are certified suppliers. Only ConnXus has a searchable database of more than 1.8 million diverse supplier certifications to help you find a certified minority-, woman-, veteran- or LGBT-owned vendor for your company. Our database ensures that you will be connected to certified suppliers.

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Only ConnXus has a searchable database of more than 1.8 million diverse supplier certifications to help you find a certified minority-, woman-, veteran- or LGBT-owned vendor for your company.

ConnXus Database - Find Businesses by NAICS Code and Business Type
Search by Business Information

Find diverse businesses by NAICS code, keyword, revenue, number of employees, and other business information.

ConnXus Database - Find Diverse Suppliers based on Certification Category
Search by Diversity Certification

Find diverse businesses by diversity certification category, certification type, certifying agency, certifying state, certifying city, and certification expiration date.

ConnXus Database - Find Diverse Suppliers by Location
Search by Location

Find diverse suppliers by country, city, postal code, or proximity to a given location using our Geo Locator.

Now integrated with SAP Ariba Discovery

In an effort to increase the amount of diverse spend among the world’s largest buyers and create significant new business opportunities for diverse suppliers, SAP Ariba and ConnXus have joined forces to connect the ConnXus Database to offerings such as SAP Ariba Discovery.

Delivered on the Ariba® Network, the world’s largest, most global business-to-business trading platform where over 2.5 million companies transact over $1 trillion in commerce on an annual basis, SAP Ariba Discovery is the premier service for matching business buyers and sellers globally where more than $308 million in business is posted every month.

Buyers using Ariba Discovery will be able to post RFP, RFQ and RFI opportunities on the ConnXus platform and vice versa via a new API.

SAP Ariba and ConnXus Supplier Diversity Database Integration

Benefits of the ConnXus Database

  • Find certified MBE‘s, WBE’s, LGBTE‘s and VET’s in 2 clicks or less

  • Research innovative and nimble vendors from a database of over 1.8M supplier certifications

  • Quickly source and contact new diverse vendors at any time, from any device or location

  • Diversify your supply chain, increase diverse spend and procure effectively

More Features

  • Suppliers searchable by location, diversity, certifying agency and more

  • Suppliers and certifications updated on a daily basis

  • Supplier profiles include NAICS code(s), certification documents and business information

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