The design features of the SME Markets platform take into consideration the funding process from origination to execution and simplifies the process for both borrowers and funders.
Based on a modern grid suitable for tablets and desktops, the platform is divided into a managing section on the left, and a versatile section on the right displaying the marketplace, the relevant information per request, its progress towards conclusion, user profile and system notifications. The facilitation of funding requests and lending opportunities via the platform is further enhanced by the ability of borrowers and funders to hold direct negotiations by text messages, file uploads and graphic indicators.
The Marketplace operates as the platform billboard, consisting of numerous borrowing requests and funding opportunities. Each post displays the company temporary name (in order to secure identity) and basic information regarding the request/opportunity. The post can be expanded to show full information and contact buttons.
Funders can filter between borrowing requests by region, country, sector and amount requested. Each search can be saved for future use and be accessed through a list of saved searches.
Through the negotiation page the user can edit his request/opportunity, open or freeze the negotiation, upload files and send messages, view negotiation milestones via the history bar and get indications for new texts and files waiting to be seen
Liquid put together a strong team of Internet developers who worked very productively to complete the project on time and within budget. They had a very good understanding of the functionality and in fact their development engineers enhanced the operational functionality of the platform.
Erol Riza, Founder and Business Advisor SME Markets