Net32 Background Information
Net32: A Dentist's Vision
In 1997, Dr. Patrick Cassidy determined that dental professionals could save time and money if they had a system to easily compare a range of products from multiple suppliers.
In April of 1999, Net32 launched its e-commerce site with more than 400 manufacturers and distributors offering more than 60,000 products covering 95 percent of the supplies commonly used by dental practices. Within months, Net32 became the industry's one-stop solution for online dental supply shopping.
"Net32 is a partner to dental professionals", said Cassidy. "Simplifying the overwhelming and time-comsuming task of researching and comparing products manually. Net32 adds further value to the dental supply ordering process by providing integrated and consolidated historical order data, improving the management of inventory, consumption patterns and budgets".
The Net32 Mission
The mission of Net32 is to become THE place for dental professionals to purchase dental products by extending it's lead in providing the broadest selection of products to the dental profession in a comparative setting and providing industry-leading transactional speed, functionality and features to support the purchasing experience.
Services include a neutral, single-point source for comparing and ordering supplies from multiple dental suppliers. The service will provide users with aggregated historical data even if they use multiple vendors.
In 2004, 55.6% of dentists with Internet access at home had high speed access. 46.3% of dentists with Internet access at work had high speed access.
Net32's proprietary database and unique interface provides comparisons to suppliers' prices directly without the task of researching multiple catalogues. It allows the shopper to search by category, vendor, brand name, manufacturer, product code or any keyword.
Reordering is made easy and error-proof with a master shopping list of all previous orders. Past orders are also accessible in a database containing a single order history of multiple vendors. This will allow the trends to be analyzed and future supply needs to be predicted based on the data consolidated by Net32. Net32 services are accessible 24-hours-a-day, seven-days-a-week.
Net32 is uniquely positioned to create a new paradigm in dentistry by transforming the dental product ordering process with the most effective comparison shopping and decision support tools in the dental supply chain, in the process bringing tremendous value to dental practice settings everywhere.