Birmingham-based technology services provider Probrand has signed three sector leading companies to it's online IT purchasing hub, The IT Index.

British Bakeries, Universal Salvage and City Space are all market leaders in their own sectors and have all adopted The IT Index to add bottom line value through time and money savings associated with sourcing and purchasing IT goods.

Probrand claims it saves an average of a day a week in procurement time by eliminating the need for supplier phone calls for best price and product availability.

It says that the hub daily updates a list of more than 50,000 IT products from 500 vendors in a secure online environment.

Managing director of Probrand, Peter Robbins, said: "Our innovative online business model, The IT Index, continues to deliver the results for us and our customers.

"At a time when margins are becoming ever tighter, IT purchasing is just one market vertical where we continue to help our customers meet and exceed this goal.

"But the index is not just about getting IT buyers to the best priced products faster. Its secure nature means managers can monitor and tightly control organisation-wide purchasing behaviour. That means no more erroneous or double purchases and as a secure online proposition it supports mobile workers looking for access anytime."