TMCnet News and TMC Launch Co-branded Online Procurement Center
[August 24, 2006] and TMC Launch Co-branded Online Procurement Center

TMCnet News
   Partnership brings free Request for Quotes service to users

WATERTOWN, Mass. – (Aug. 24, 2006) –, the leading online marketplace for business purchasing, and Technology Marketing Corporation (TMC), the leading source of news and information for the communications and technology industries, announced today the launch of their co-branded TMCnet Procurement Center, accessible at

Buyers intending to make a near-term purchase can visit the TMCnet Procurement Center to submit a free Request for Quotes (RFQ) for major telecommunications-related purchases such as phone systems, VoIP phone systems, inbound call center services, telemarketing services, help desk software, and call center software – as well as more than 125 types of additional business purchases.  After submitting an RFQ, buyers are matched to a limited number of leading local and national suppliers, and receive multiple competitive quotes for their upcoming purchase.

“Partnering with the top business purchasing marketplace brings the top notch quality of service that TMC readers have come to expect from us to the TMCnet Procurement Center. BuyerZone’s proven RFQ technology and comprehensive supplier network make this RFQ service a valuable, cost-effective way for TMCnet users to find the best possible solution for their purchasing needs,” said Rich Tehrani, President of TMC. 

“ has been a known leader in the exchange of critical information for the communications industry for years.  BuyerZone is honored to be a part of TMC’s online community of millions of readers and to be contributing to the continued strength of its diverse offerings,” said Sam Zales, President and CEO of

About TMC
Technology Marketing Corporation (TMC) publishes four print publications: Customer Interaction Solutions, INTERNET TELEPHONY, SIP Magazine and IMS Magazine. TMCnet, TMC's Web site, is the leading source of news and articles for the communications and technology industries. Ranked in the top 1,600 sites in the world by*, TMCnet serves more than one million unique visitors each month. TMC is also the first publisher to test new products in its own on-site laboratories, TMC Labs. In addition, TMC produces INTERNET TELEPHONY Conference & EXPO, The VoIP Developer (News - Alert) Conference, VoIP Demo, IMS Expo and Call Center 2.0 Conference. publishes more than 15 topical online newsletters. For more information about TMC, visit (* is an company that ranks Web sites by their traffic levels. Neither nor is affiliated with TMCnet.)

Since 1992, has helped millions of businesses save time and money on their most essential business purchases. With more than $3 billion in business purchasing transactions facilitated through its marketplace since 2004, BuyerZone's service attracts active buyers seeking purchasing guidance across more than 125 business product and service categories. BuyerZone’s free Request for Quotes service uses a dynamic matching process to connect each buyer with the most appropriate providers within a comprehensive network of more than 7,000 top local and national suppliers.

Buyerzone has been named to Deloitte's "Technology Fast 50" program for New England for four consecutive years. BuyerZone is a profitable, privately held, venture-backed company. Its investors include Bessemer Venture Partners, Commonwealth Capital Ventures, Flagship Ventures, BancBoston Ventures, and Women’s Capital Growth Fund. Supplier partners include ADT, Intuit, Konica Minolta, Lanier, Mitsubishi, Nortel (News - Alert), Paychex, Pitney Bowes, Sharp, Toshiba (News - Alert) and Toyota.

For more information, please visit BuyerZone's web site at

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