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What’s new on the Digital Impact Exchange?

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Today’s digital development landscape for the public-sector is fast-paced and rapidly evolving. Before a digital solution can be adopted, governments are faced with a plethora of options that can slow down and complicate deployment. Public procurement is no small task and challenges persist to improve access, competition, quality, and transparency.    

The Digital Impact Exchange rebrand was launched earlier this year to serve as a platform where development practitioners can find the right solutions for their needs. Much like its predecessor, the Catalog of Digital Solutions, the purpose of the platform is to make it easier to discover tools, but the new platform has additional features focused on helping you make the right procurement decision for your organization.  

We are excited to announce that we have expanded its usefulness by adding powerful features that can help users on their procurement journeys.  

Product Comparison Tool

For anyone who has sifted through product catalogs and spreadsheets to find the perfect match for their organization, the Exchange simplifies the process. As an aggregator, we pull information from other trusted sources in the ecosystem. This newly launched feature allows you to effortlessly compare up to 5 products side by side, study their specifications, their applications, and leverage the product evaluation rubric. 

Key benefits: 

  • Save time: quickly identify the best products that meet your requirements. 
  • Boost efficiency: streamline your procurement process. 
  • Reduce errors: eliminate the risk of overlooking essential product details.  
Gif demonstrating the Product Comparison tool
The new Product Comparison feature makes understanding and contrasting products easy.

Vendor Storefront

Service providers and vendors are vital partners in the procurement journey. The vendor storefront is designed to strengthen that partnership, allowing vendors to personalize storefronts where they can showcase their specialties and past projects. Vendors can access markets more easily, and the feature makes it easier to browse and discover new offerings, negotiate terms, and build a more competitive marketplace. Find a step-by-step guide here 

Key benefits: 

  • Showcase your services: if you are a vendor, advertise your expertise and past projects to potential partners. 
  • Explore new products and services: discover a wider range of offerings from service providers. 
  • Streamlined communication: find direct representatives that make it easier to contact future partners. 

RFP Radar

Request for Proposals (RFPs) and other opportunities are a cornerstone of the procurement process. But finding them can be a daunting and time-consuming task. This feature aggregates RFPs from different sources, intelligently categorizing and tracking them, ensuring that you never miss a deadline or opportunity. Vendors can stay organized and in control of their bids like never before.  

Key benefits: 

  • Amplify your RFPs: share your RFPs with a wider audience. 
  • Improved searching: Find RFPs in one central hub. 
  • Stay organized: easily bookmark incoming RFPs in your personal space. 
  • Enhance collaboration: share RFPs and updates with your team. 

Start Exchanging

If you are interested in partnering on sharing RFPs with the Exchange, want to set up a storefront, or learn more about how to collaborate with the Exchange, reach out to  

Stay tuned for more updates as we continue to evolve and grow. In the meantime, we invite you to explore the Digital Impact Exchange and see how it can help you find the right digital solutions for your development projects.