Healthcare supply chain GPO, Intalere, deploys an end-to-end Source to Contract solution across its purchasing functions
New York, NY March 30, 2020 – Consus, a leading procurement services provider, today announced that Intalere, a healthcare supply chain GPO based in St. Louis, Mo., has gone live with Ivalua’s Source to Contract solution. Consus partnered with Ivalua to lead the implementation and transformation effort at Intalere to drive cost savings, transparency and improved efficiencies across contracting and category management across the organization.
Intalere is a provider-led healthcare supply chain company that empowers healthcare organizations to elevate their clinical, operational and financial performance in today’s evolving world. As a group purchasing organization (GPO), Intalere connects with the right manufacturers and distributors to aggregate purchasing volume across the supply chain and negotiate improved discounts on their members’ behalf resulting in unprecedented cost savings for the healthcare industry. Intalere required a fast, efficient and automated source-to-contract process to support the company’s enterprise goals.
Intalere’s highly personalized and tailored approach to all aspects of their business makes them uniquely equipped to deliver measurable results for acute and non-acute organizations of all shapes and sizes, from individual clinics and long-term care facilities to full-scale hospital networks. The company chose Consus and Ivalua for their deep capabilities in the Source to Contract space to support their critical purchasing processes. Additionally, Intalere was looking for a trusted partner to capture cost savings and mitigate supply chain risks across its broad and diverse membership.
”Our partnership with Ivalua & Consus really is a win-win.” said Todd Larkin, Chief Operating Officer at Intalere. “The flexibility and configurability of the Ivalua platform will enable Intalere to drive significant value for our membership, especially due to the platform’s ability to enable the development and implementation of multi-year category roadmaps. And our partnership with Consus Global provided us with a faster time to value and overall return on investment thanks to their expertise in configuring the platform. Given Intalere’s focus on providing tailored solutions to our customers so they can realize value as quickly as possible, this partnership is a great fit for everyone involved.”
“Intalere is a unique organization from our standpoint in the sense that their supply chain function is their core business and primary source of revenue” said Saurabh Mehta, Managing Partner of Consus Global. “For us, having a customer whose top line is dependent upon their ability to effectively and efficiently source, contract, and manage their categories presents a unique opportunity for us to serve this industry. With a highly demanding timeline of 5 weeks, we believed that only a true partnership and strong leadership across Intalere, Ivalua and Consus was the key difference-maker in the success of this project.”
Established in 2007, Consus is a leading procurement services provider operating across 9 countries. With over 200 customers across various industry verticals, Consus works closely with customers to deploy cloud based sourcing and procurement solutions. Consus has been rated amongst the top 10 procurement service providers by APAC CIO Outlook on Asia in 2017. Learn more at www.consus-global.com/
Ivalua is a leading provider of cloud-based Spend Management solutions. Our complete, unified platform empowers businesses to effectively manage all categories of spend and all suppliers, increasing profitability, lowering risk and improving employee productivity. Ivalua is trusted by hundreds of the world’s most admired brands and recognized as a leader by Gartner and other analysts. Learn more at www.ivalua.com. Follow us at @Ivalua.
Intalere’s mission focuses on elevating the health of healthcare by designing solutions to improve our members’ financial, operational and clinical performance. We empower our customers and deliver measurable results through our highly personalized approach of creating strategies and programs focused on their goals. From managing their entire spend to strategic consulting around diagnosing particular areas of concern, our unique provider-owned led allows us to leverage nationally recognized best practices in supply chain and patient outcomes to drive efficiencies for our members. To learn more, visit www.intalere.com.
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