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Viparis optimizes procurement processes thanks to the Ivalua solution and CKS’s support

Viparis has chosen Ivalua and CKS to equip its Procurement department with a software suite that meets the challenges of an exceptional deadline for the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris and will help sustain the Group’s growth.

Orsay (France), September 02, 2019 – Viparis has chosen e-Procurement software vendor Ivalua and Consulting firm CKS to optimize the management of supplier relations, source-to-contract (purchase orders, calls for tender and contracts), expense analysis and measurement of Procurement performance. The solution implemented is based on a “pre-configuration” that combines the reference functionalities of e-Procurement. Operating on a tight schedule that involved implementation in just a few weeks, the CKS team took care of project management, design and setup.

The Ivalua suite will enable Viparis to:

  • Accelerate the digitization of Procurement operations,
  • Control visibility of the Procurement activity with both internal customers and suppliers,
  • Facilitate tracking of performance and manage supplier risk with a centralized, unified tool.

Providing a perfect fit for Viparis project support needs, CKS combines mastery of the Ivalua solution with thorough knowledge of the Procurement process and the ability to lead change management.

Aurélien Vépierre, Procurement Director for Viparis, explains: “We needed a flexible tool that could standardize our processes and help our buyers optimize the way they handle calls for tender. We were convinced by the quality and the extensive functional scope of the Ivalua solution. With Ivalua, we benefit from a fully integrated, end-to-end process that meets this goal perfectly. In addition, set-up was very simple, thanks to the expertise, sharing of best practices and availability of CKS consultants.”

CKS Manager Pierre-Édouard Labbé continues: “CKS is pleased to provide support in digitizing Procurement for a company like Viparis , a leader in its sector. On an extremely tight schedule, we mobilized a team that was able to provide cutting-edge expertise to the Ivalua solution, which has been honed on dozens of projects, as well as hands-on expertise with respect to the Procurement and supply process. In addition to the technical integration of the solution, CKS consultants were proactive in improving the customer’s internal processes.”

Gabriel Giret, Director of EMEA Alliances at Ivalua, concludes: “We are delighted to count Viparis among our customers and to support the company’s teams in improving their Procurement process. Choosing Ivalua is a true sign of their confidence in us. This decision reinforces our approach to providing the market with innovative, turnkey solutions for each sector that are based on the best practices in e-Procurement. At the same time, we maintain the level of flexibility that has made our solution a success.”

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