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RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., Sept. 12, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- JAGGAER, the world’s largest independent spend management company, today announces that UniHA, the leading group purchasing cooperative network of French public hospitals, selected JAGGAER and PwC to supply a purchasing solution for the management of hospital procurement processes.
"The acquisition and deployment of the JAGGAER solution will be important markers in the history of UniHA. It speaks to the importance and the variety of the items supplied by the UniHA cooperative. We have a charge to improve the service provided to the network of public hospitals working with UniHA, and are committing to the digital aspect of the transformation of hospital purchases," explains Bruno Carrière, Executive Director of UniHA.
UniHA selected JAGGAER because of its agility, breadth of the solution, and experience within the healthcare space in conducting digital transformations, matching the demands of hospitals and their purchasing processes. UniHA’s needs are comparable to those of the Groupement Hospitalier de Territoire, (GHT), regional hospital groups, with a common goal of synchronized work flows and collaborative initiatives. The choice of JAGGAER was based on input from a panel of hospital users: pharmacists, engineers, controllers and buyers.
JAGGAER’s solution includes configurable and scalable modules that cover the key processes of public procurement: requirements collection, collaboration and market planning, preparation of consultations and advertisements, analysis of offers and publications of award, market management, supplier relationship management, performance reporting (including the Territory Purchasing Action Plan), and customizable dashboards. This system is interoperable with the institutions' financial and economic management systems (ERP) as well as with the various business applications of the hospital. It brings a global view of the purchases of a network of buyers (GHT and UniHA).
JAGGAER’s solution is coupled with support for implementation, with services including training, support establishment, and local personalized support for each entity to establish its shopping portal. These services will be carried out throughout France by PwC's consulting teams, which will provide consultants who specialize in purchasing, public procurement and the hospital sector. PwC teams will customize digital tools to the needs of each organization.
"We are pleased to support UniHA and its network of members in the digital transformation of their purchase experience. This market is fully in line with our development strategy by industry, and reinforces our ability to bring value to public sector entities,” said Patrick de Coucy – Managing Director of JAGGAER France.
About JAGGAER: Global Source to Pay Spend Management Solutions
JAGGAER is the world’s largest independent spend management company, with 2000 customers connected to a network of 3.7 million suppliers in 70 countries, served by offices located in North America, Latin America, throughout Europe, the United Kingdom, Australia, Asia, and the Middle East. JAGGAER offers complete SaaS-based Source to Pay eProcurement solutions with advanced Spend Analytics, Sourcing, Supplier Management, Contract Lifecycle Management, Savings Tracking, and intelligent workflow capabilities. JAGGAER has pioneered spend solutions for over two decades and continues to lead the innovation curve by listening to customers and analyzing the market. Our solution suites are trusted by the world’s largest manufacturing, education, health care, retail, consumer package goods, logistics, construction, utilities companies and public service organizations. Additionally, JAGGAER holds 38 patents–more than any other spend management company. www.JAGGAER.com
UniHA is the first cooperative network of group purchases of French public hospitals. It became the first French public buyer, buying annually for 3 billion euros (3.427 billion in 2017) and generating 187.5 million euros of gains on purchases in 2017. UniHA brings together 64 GHT’s and can serve all public health facilities. UniHA allows healthcare facilities to optimize purchases. It helps them to innovate, in close connection with their supplier companies, their purchasing. UniHA ‘s mission is to provide our fellow citizens with the best treatments available, to provide a high quality hospital service, and to preserve equal access to care.
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