APHP to streamline its Purchase-to-Pay processes with Proactis

23 January 2020 - Proactis, the global spend management and B2B eCommerce company, has announced that APHP (Assistance Publique – Hôpitaux de Paris) has selected Proactis to digitise its ordering process, including the set-up of a supplier network and catalog management solution, both connected to SAP.

APHP is the public hospital system of the city of Paris and its suburbs and the largest hospital system in Europe. The organization employs more than 90 000 people (practitioners and administrative staff) in 44 hospitals, and has more than one million patients per year.

APHP was looking for a solution to optimize its Purchase-to-Pay process. The group's main objectives were to guarantee data reliability through the provision of product catalogs for orders, similar to online sales sites, to provide an easy-to-use tool for a better user experience, and to reduce the number of litigations by making supplier invoicing more reliable. The solution would also need to integrate with SAP so that actual receipts could be sent to suppliers.

Thanks to its ongoing contract with UniHA – a major purchasing organization for hospitals – Proactis was able to offer APHP the implementation of a Business Network for the management of supplier information and interactions, as well as a catalog management solution. Using The Business Network, APHP plans to digitize 700,000 purchase orders and manage more than 200 catalogs through the Proactis platform.