Maximizing your return on investment (ROI) is crucial for any business. This is particularly true when choosing a partner to manage product compliance, trade compliance, and ESG in your supply chain — areas that directly impact your brand’s reputation and bottom line. By choosing the right partner, your company can significantly enhance efficiency, reduce risks, and drive profitability.

But not all supply chain sustainability management solutions are created equal. To maximize the efficiency and effectiveness of your solution, it’s important to understand what you’re getting when you invest in a platform or service.

At Assent, we go beyond software to provide a holistic, end-to-end solution that helps you navigate the complexities of modern supply chains. Let’s take a closer look at how Assent stacks up against alternatives in the market.

Assent: More Than Just a Platform

While some vendors offer software for compliance support, Assent provides a comprehensive suite of services and a wealth of in-house regulatory knowledge that far surpasses what software-only solutions can offer. 

A software-only solution could leave you grappling with supplier issues, customer requests, and complex regulations for hours. Moreover, relying solely on consultancies can make it difficult to scale alongside your requirements. To get the support, expertise, and data you need to ensure compliance with current regulations, Assent is your go-to partner.

With over a decade of experience, Assent has been working closely with our clients’ suppliers at all levels, addressing complex queries and managing compliance needs in a scalable way. This will allow you to save significant time and money and concentrate on your core business.

Ensure your program can scale alongside your requirements, supporting all your compliance and environmental, social, and governance (ESG) goals. Check out our solution guide.

A Side-by-Side Comparison

Let’s break down how Assent compares to software-only vendors, in-house solutions, and consultancies:

Capability SaaS-Only In-House  Consultancy Assent
Streamlined Supplier Support & Education
Dedicated Program Services
Regulatory Guidance & Expertise
Risk Management & Mitigation
Unified Supply Chain Data & Reporting
Automated Engagement & Supplier Network

The Burden of Limited Solutions

When you choose a software-only solution, you may struggle with a wide range of issues and program or resource inefficiencies. You have to be prepared to:

  • Offer multilingual support to answer suppliers in their native language (e.g., French, Chinese, Korean, etc.)
  • Dig into your supplier’s organization to identify the right contact for data acquisition
  • Resolve discrepancies between your part numbers and those of your suppliers, an all-too-common problem
  • Educate smaller suppliers without compliance departments about multiple regulations and declaration requirements
  • Manually process information received from suppliers instead of accepting data through a user-friendly portal
  • Retrieve compliance information from supplier websites, an option often chosen when suppliers lack the bandwidth to submit data through client portals

These are just a few of the challenges our support team manages daily. By allowing our experts to handle these tasks in your place, you can invest significant time and resources back into your core business operations. Moreover, with our team’s deep understanding of compliance processes, you can mitigate risks, providing you peace of mind and securing your brand’s reputation with key stakeholders.

What Our Customers Say

When it comes to the value of our comprehensive solution, you don’t have to take our word for it — listen to what our customers have to say.

Consider Jonathan Harris, ESG lead at Corsair Inc. He shared, “We have this amazing tool in Assent, this ability for a single operator to reach out to the entire supply chain. We just didn’t know what it would mean to us yet — how valuable the partnership would be to us.”

And we don’t just rest on today’s achievements. Assent is driven by progress, always striving to solve tomorrow’s problems today. The product compliance manager at Plexus shared his thoughts on our continued development: “Assent has the people. There’s a lot of energy … there’s a lot of hunger to do the right things — they’re continuing to improve, and continuing to grow the catalog of offerings that they have.”

Moving Forward With Assent

Navigating the complexities of supply chain compliance and sustainability in today’s dynamic global market is a major challenge. This journey requires not only a robust tool to manage data, but a deep understanding of regulations and clear visibility into your suppliers. By choosing Assent, you’re not just gaining a platform — you’re gaining a partner.

We bring years of industry expertise to the table, offering you a solution that helps you see deeper into your supply chain. Our dedicated support team is fully committed to your success, providing clear and accurate communication so you’re always equipped to make informed decisions.

Empowering you to assess risks to implement corrective actions, we accompany you every step of the way. Our industry-leading solutions are designed to streamline processes, enhance compliance, and deepen supply chain sustainability.

To explore how we can assist you in navigating the complexities of supply chain sustainability, contact us at We’re here to help.

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