October 11, 2023
Healthcare members of CHAMPS Group Purchasing (GPO) now have access to a new supply chain solution: Premier SmartPO™, a purchasing and electronic invoicing system.
Designed to optimize procurement and savings and offered through Premier, CHAMPS GPO’s national partner, Premier SmartPO is a one-stop purchasing and inventory management solution. This web-based system is built to fit the needs of providers within the continuum of care as a single platform connecting CHAMPS’ members to their suppliers and providing full purchasing visibility and cost savings. The Premier SmartPO procurement platform provides organizations the opportunity to order their supplies directly through one site instead of needing to visit multiple sites for their purchases, allowing CHAMPS members the opportunity to save valuable time and money.
“This new relationship with Premier SmartPO creates a better user experience for our members and connects them to suppliers in a much more efficient way,” said Maria Summers, senior director, CHAMPS GPO. “The ability to place orders, manage formularies and route invoices all on one platform while integrating seamlessly with most accounting systems, puts the Premier SmartPO platform above the rest and instantly adds value to any CHAMPS member that chooses to utilize it.”
Living up to its goal of streamlining the ordering process, Premier SmartPO’s mobile app enables users to generate orders anywhere and stay connected on the go while creating internal requisitions and transfers, maintaining inventory and routing invoices and more. The platform itself features an easy-to-use layout, allowing users to simply type in a desired product description and Premier SmartPO’s intelligent search will instantly display matching items from their customized product guide, even from different suppliers. The members’ pricing will display where applicable and any potential cost savings for contracts or pricing agreements are clearly highlighted.
“CHAMPS’ services go beyond traditional procurement applications to offer innovative technology designed to optimize your procurement and savings,” said Summers. “The Premier SmartPO application is modernizing procurement through automation and enhanced inventory management to provide business continuity and it’s just another example of how we strive to improve member experience.”
About CHAMPS Group Purchasing
CHAMPS Group Purchasing leverages the purchasing power of 20,000+ member locations across the United States. CHAMPS members gain access to significant savings in product categories including medical & surgical supplies, foodservice, IT, wireless, office supplies and facility maintenance. Together with its national GPO partner Premier, CHAMPS supports healthcare and business & industry member supply chain initiatives through their expertise in contract management, aggregation savings, supply chain technology, spend analytics and customized service. Find out more about CHAMPS GPO membership benefits here. Parties interested in partnering with CHAMPS GPO as a contracted supplier can learn more here.
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