MSP Cloud Feature Article
May 03, 2012

Emdeon Picks Ariba's Cloud-Based Solutions to Enhance Procurement Process

Emdeon (News - Alert), a financial and administrative information exchange in the U.S healthcare system, enhanced its procurement process by implementing Ariba’s cloud-based solutions. 

Ariba Sourcing, a cloud-based application, will be used by Emdeon to improve its connectivity with partners to enhance business effectiveness and identify savings avenues.

The Ariba solution helps companies to negotiate best-value agreements for direct and indirect materials in order to increase the effectiveness of the procurement processes. A sourcing process can be arrived at by the client company to maximize profits efficiently.

“Like Emdeon, Ariba knows how to deliver solutions that impact the flow of information to help increase efficiency and maximize profitability,” said Steve Henderson, Vice President of Corporate Services for Emdeon. “Using Ariba’s cloud-based offerings, we can connect and collaborate with our trading partners faster and easier.”

Ariba Sourcing synergizes cloud-based applications with capabilities like best practices, community-derived intelligence and other features to serve the community of partners well. It also offers other features and services like analytics, preferred financing and ratings which will let companies buy, sell and manage cash flow optimally.

“By delivering solutions that connect healthcare participants and help make key administrative processes, such as managing revenue and payment cycles and sharing clinical data more efficient, Emdeon is simplifying the complex business of healthcare,” said Oscar May, Director, Health Care Solutions, Ariba. “By implementing Ariba Sourcing, it is doing the same for procurement.”

Ariba represents a wide business commerce network specializing in the offering of cloud-based applications powered by a large Web-based trading community which allows companies to collaborate with a network of partners.

The Ariba Network enables businesses to connect with trading partners anywhere from any application or device to buy, sell and manage their cash. Also Ariba Network simplifies inter-enterprise commerce, added officials.

Several organizations like CareFirst, Inc., Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Massachusetts, Inc., Five Star Quality Care, Inc., National Healthcare Systems Co., Ltd., Health Care Service Corporation, Amgen Inc., MetLife, Inc., Novartis AG and other global healthcare organizations employ Ariba’s solutions to manage their commerce activities.

WNS (Holdings) Limited, a provider of global Business Process Outsourcing services, announced its collaboration with Ariba, Inc. to help its clients enhance their source-to-pay (S2P) process and improve overall business outcomes.

Edited by Braden Becker

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