Onvia 7 is a major upgrade to Onvia’s core platform and is immediately available to Onvia’s customer base of over 3,000 clients doing business in the public sector.
Onvia 7 offers a next generation search experience to Onvia’s clients to help them discover more relevant business opportunities in the public sector. Most government procurement search engines operate on literal search terms. Users enter in keywords and only get results that exactly match the search terms they entered. This can be a major problem for vendors looking to sell into the public sector because there are tens of thousands of agencies across the country making hundreds of thousands of purchases per year and the agencies do not use a standard language to describe the products and services they are looking to purchase. The lack of standardized terminology in procurement documents can cause vendors to miss bidding opportunities because they do not always know which terms and variations to search for.
Onvia utilized industry experts and the latest search technology to analyze millions of government procurement documents to build a comprehensive database of phrases that cover the terminology government agencies use to purchase products and services. Onvia 7 helps clients create smarter searches by identifying the right keywords for their search and Onvia 7 dramatically improves search results by automatically including synonyms, variations and agency misspellings. With Onvia 7, customers never miss an opportunity due to a slight variation in the language a specific agency is using to describe a product or service.
About Onvia: For more than 14 years Onvia has been delivering the data and tools companies rely on to succeed in the government contracting market. Onvia tracks and reports the spending of tens of thousands of federal, state and local government agencies, giving companies a single source for conducting business with government.