18 February 2021

HIDEXE debuts its SaaS hide & leather auction platform at the LHCA webinar

HIDEXE has unveiled its software-as-a-service platform at a well-attended webinar organized by the Leather & Hide Council of America (LHCA) on Feb 10.  The event, hosted by Stephen Sothmann, brought together both large and small companies, ranging from meat packers and hide processors, to leather tanners and traders.

HIDEXE’s integrated suite of applications is aimed specifically at the hide & leather industry, and features public or private virtual auctions, sourcing & procurement software, and other CRM/ERP tools enabling professionals to participate in and benefit from an optimized and integrated global digital ecosystem for hide, skins, leather & by-products.  HIDEXE has developed the world’s most user-friendly online auction software, leveraging decades of founder’s industry experience, making it easier than ever for hide & leather producers and traders to become digital players with only a few clicks. 

HIDEXE’s cloud-based software not only allows platform users to streamline sourcing activities like never before, but also to perform all procurement tasks in one place, from any location, browser or device, in real-time.  This makes HIDEXE a perfect antidote for COVID-related constraints that have severely restricted the traditional off-line channels. The feedback from the LHCA presentation was overwhelmingly positive, where participants were given a virtual test-drive of HIDEXE’s SaaS procurement platform both on the supply and demand side, and from auction creation to documentation and fulfilment. Demonstrated flexibility makes HIDEXE relevant for tanneries trading a handful of containers per week, all the way to the major industry players who operate large-scale wholesale businesses. 

HIDEXE procurement journey is simple and intuitive, from signing-up (which is completely free) and product definitions, to launching auctions and agreeing freight solutions. The entire process is considerably more effective than the existing off-line approach since all necessary apps and resources are fully integrated and available in one place.  HIDEXE software fee is purely volumetric (on a per container or truckload basis), which eliminates large fixed costs.  Initially, HIDEXE will run a free trial period which will give all users (buyers and sellers) a risk-free opportunity to try out the new platform. HIDEXE supports industry’s efforts for improve sustainability, traceability, and to maintain and develop the International Leather Contracts to promote a fair and ethical basis for trade in the sector, and HIDEXE SaaS automatically generates INTERNATIONAL CONTRACT No. 6 - HIDES & SKINS following a successful auction result.  This globally-accepted template contract can be supplemented by additional bilateral agreements between trading counterparties and as such can HIDEXE can handle any industry transaction anywhere in the world.

HIDEXE is working tirelessly to spread the word about its new cloud-based platform and to increase liquidity both on the supply and demand side, from fresh to finished leather.  To that end, HIDEXE has initiated discussions with leather associations and tanneries from Brazil, Germany, France, Italy Portugal and India to spread the word about its platform benefits, and to organize relevant webinars. After the Chinese New Year, the company will launch webinars targeting the Asian markets.