How Matchboard Works
The MatchBoard® system is designed to easily communicate with
any other MatchBoard user and carry out business transactions
Unlike traditional Internet B2B Exchanges, the MatchBoard
network need not be set up at the beginning, nor is each member
wedded to any one MatchBoard network. Each member essentially
has a highly flexible personal network to which trading partners
can be added to or removed at will, without affecting the
rest of the network.
The Dynamic Network
Whenever one MatchBoard user comes across another user with
whom he wishes to conduct business, the two can simply exchange
identification information, and immediately become part of
each other's personal networks. For example, an employer who
signs up a new vendor can simply add that vendor to his Matchboard
network of vendors and immediately begin doing business with
him on-line. Similarly that vendor would add the employer
to his MatchBoard network of clients and be able to service
If the trading partner is not an existing MatchBoard user,
he can be issued a free Partner version of MatchBoard to enable
him to immediately join the on-line MatchBoard network.
Your MatchBoard network will therefore consist of a group
of your trading partners who can conduct business with you
over the Internet. Each user (or network node) will host their
own MatchBoard database and associated software and will seamlessly
interact with another node in the network when it needs to
fetch or send data. Communication between nodes happens securely
(i.e. each request is authenticated to ensure that the requestor
is a permitted agent) and in the background, so the user gets
the feeling that all the data is local to a private network
of permitted MatchBoard users, like a customer and his approved
This architecture allows the integration of Process Automation
functions for Human Capital Management/Recruitment (commonly
a 'local' operation) with Supply Chain Management and CRM
functions, typically requiring external data exchanges. Rolling
these broad functional areas into one seamless system creates
the potential for very significant gains in efficiency and
real-time information availability - gains that cannot be
matched by simple Recruitment Automation/HCMA packages or
What does this mean to you?
- You can install MatchBoard on your own server and keep
sensitive data inside your firewall.
- You can now truly automate your end-to-end recruiting
workflow - internal workflows as well as external transactions
- for tremendous productivity gains and cost reductions.
- You can add trading partners to your MatchBoard network
as you go along - you don't have to set up the whole network
to begin seeing productivity gains.
- Your trading partners don't have to be existing MatchBoard
users, nor do they have anything to buy. You can give them
(free) copies of MatchBoard to permit them to join your
MatchBoard group and work with you on-line.
- Your MatchBoard network is highly robust and scalable,
and is not critically dependent on a single external server.
- Process Automation features in the system (e.g. resume
screening engines, publishing routines) can now be leveraged
across the entire trading network, not just across internal
processes. For example, you can efficiently handle large
volumes of jobs, resumes, vendors, timesheets, etc.
- On-line connectivity with your trading partners brings
valuable status information, alerts and opportunities to
you in real time, to vastly improve decision making.
- Your system will work fast. By keeping the system on your
LAN, you get LAN speed response (typically 10 mbps or 100
mbps), and you are less subject to Internet traffic jams
and server overloads caused by your ISP's other customers.
- You can customize MatchBoard to your own way of doing
business - using your own business terminology, with fine-grained
access control, customized pages, etc. - instead of having
to import a new methodology.