Two of Europe’s leading e-commerce companies have joined forces in a strategic alliance to deliver substantial electronic trading benefits for UK healthcare companies. In this pioneering move, document management company, Version One, has partnered with GHX to provide healthcare organisations throughout Europe with the ability to move towards true electronic procurement trading.
Through tight and seamless integration into existing Accounting Systems, authorised users can place orders in seconds directly onto suppliers’ systems. No paper documentation is printed or handled, resulting in huge savings in labour costs and, since orders are automatically sent electronically, massive postage and paper costs are also eliminated.
Simon Nicholls, UK Sales Manager, GHX Europe, said “We are very proud to have linked GHX with the market leader in automated document management and delivery. This partnership will enable GHX and Version One to deliver significant savings to our current and future clients and is key to expanding the impact of GHX's solutions across the entire supply chain.”
Version One’s Sales and Marketing Director, Tony Bray, added, “We are delighted to offer this powerful, collaborative software system to healthcare organisations. Clients who have already adopted this system tell us they’re already making savings of over £1/4 million per annum as well as dramatically increasing their productivity.”
Version One Ltd, a rapidly growing company established in 1989, is the author of a range of document management and imaging software solutions. Tightly integrated into all major accounting, manufacturing and ERP systems, Version One's range of modules combine sophisticated and powerful functionality with a very fast return on investment.
Version One Ltd was officially named as one of the fastest-growing technology companies in Europe in the 2003 "Deloitte European Technology Fast 500 Awards". Version One's leading document management system - DbArchive - was also a winner in the Green Apple Environmental Awards for Commerce and Industry 2003. By automatically archiving electronic copies of all outgoing and incoming business documents, DbArchive saves dramatic amounts of time and money.”
About Global Healthcare Exchange (GHX)
GHX is an independent, privately held company whose equity members include buying organisations, suppliers and distributors.
GHX was created in March 2000 to improve efficiencies across the healthcare supply chain, allowing participants to streamline their purchasing processes and reduce costs. The accuracy of the product catalogue AllSource™ enables GHX to successfully address many of the most common and costly problems inherent in healthcare procurement. Since its inception, GHX has grown significantly, connecting hundreds of hospitals and buying organisations in the UK, Germany, the United States and Canada to their respective trading partners. By creating connectivity among participants and demonstrating a commitment to data accuracy, GHX is delivering real value across the entire supply chain.
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