CLARK, N.J., Nov. 2, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- GEP, a leading provider of procurement software and procurement services to Fortune 500 and Global 2000 enterprises worldwide, announced today a strategic partnership with Global Risk Management Solutions (GRMS) to incorporate deep-level supplier risk profiling to the SMART by GEP ®procurement software platform. SMART by GEP, the industry's leading cloud-native sourcing, procurement and spend management software platform will now provide access to comprehensive vendor risk profiling services from GRMS at no additional cost to the GEP customers subscribed to the platform. "Our partnership with GRMS is helping our clients get the kind of deep data required for rapid decision-making at complex global organizations," said Suresh Visvanathan, global vice president of software sales at GEP. "They can now, at the click of a button, receive a full risk profile from any vendor, and have that information at their fingertips in the SMART by GEP system." Gerard Smith, President of Global Risk Management Solutions, stated "Knowing your supplier is a top corporate objective. By partnering with GEP, GRMS' services provide a world-class supply chain risk solution to our joint clients". SMART by GEP's unified source-to-pay procurement software platform is native to cloud, touch and mobile technologies. Offered as a SaaS/PaaS solution, SMART by GEP leverages cloud economics to deliver a solution that easily handles the heaviest throughput and processing requirements of GEP's Fortune 500 and Global 2000 clients, while eliminating burdensome infrastructure and support costs. SMART by GEP is easy to set up, deploy and use, with no extensive training required. All GEP products are platform-agnostic (they work with SAP, Oracle or any other major ERP or F&A system). And with superb support and service, GEP is an industry leader in customer satisfaction.