Focused Markets' is The Seam's answer to helping procurement organizations within the public and private sectors succeed in the current challenging business environment. We provide our clients with an online procurement system proven to reduce administrative costs and realize the best value for your purchase. Our interactive negotiations and auctions enable organizations to leverage our technologies to achieve maximum competitiveness. Our systems are Software as a Service ( SaaS ) technology solutions that require no expensive capital investments. Our tailored services can easily be integrated with existing sales or ERP systems to provide superior performance and flexibility to both buyers and suppliers. With your company's branding and personalized communications and pages within the site, you can be confident that your suppliers will view Focused Markets as an extension of your own systems. The Seam, founded by leading global agribusiness companies, began operating the world's first completely online, neutral exchanges for cotton trading in December 2000. Since that time, other commodities such as grains, dairy, and peanuts, and food products have been added to the company's trading platforms. Recently, the company responded to market demands by developing advanced online trading and procurement tools for products that expand beyond agricultural commodities. To date, The Seam has processed over four billion dollars of trading transactions for commercial and government clients.