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Plexxus hospitals to use SAP for supply chain systems

TORONTO – SAP Canada Inc. announced that Plexxus, a not-for-profit healthcare support services provider, will implement SAP Business Suite applications and the SAP for Healthcare solution portfolio to support supply chain, finance, payroll and human resources processes across its member healthcare organizations.

Plexxus will implement SAP solutions using a phased approach. The first phase will focus on streamlining its supply chain network and is expected to be completed in 2010. Participating member hospitals include Bloorview Kids Rehab, Lakeridge Health Network, Mount Sinai Hospital, North York General Hospital, St. Joseph’s Health Centre Toronto, Rouge Valley Health System, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, The Scarborough Hospital, Toronto East General Hospital, Toronto Rehabilitation Institute, University Health Network and Women’s College Hospital.

Plexxus was formed as a shared service to maximize non-clinical efficiencies and improve service levels, enabling its members to gain savings to be reinvested in direct patient care. To help realize this goal, Plexxus will leverage SAP Business Suite – an integrated suite of business applications that help organizations better run their businesses – and deploy the SAP ERP, SAP Supply Chain Management and SAP Supplier Relationship Management applications.

“Plexxus is committed to finding innovative solutions that will streamline and standardize business processes, increase efficiency and reduce costs for our members,” said David E. Yundt, president and CEO, Plexxus. “After completing an extensive public request for proposal process, we chose SAP because it delivers the comprehensive functionality our members need in a single, integrated solution. This technology is a key enabler in helping us drive continuous business process and service improvement in the future.”

Plexxus will also use the SAP for Healthcare set of solutions, a portfolio of state-of-the-art software tailored to meet the unique challenges of healthcare organizations. With its SAP implementation, Plexxus will provide a scalable platform for back-office systems for its current member hospitals and position them for future growth.

“Canadian healthcare providers today are under enormous pressure to improve their services and business processes due to constrained financial resources, more stringent regulatory requirements and increasing patient expectations,” said Mark Aboud, president and managing director, SAP Canada. “It is critical for healthcare providers to embrace technology and seek strategic partnerships that will provide long-term value, improve their business processes and help them answer the call for affordable, efficient and quality patient care.”

About Plexxus
Plexxus is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to providing business support functions to healthcare organizations in the areas of supply chain management, transactional finance and human resources, and payroll services. Its focus is on maximizing non-clinical efficiencies and generating savings for member hospitals, for reinvestment in patient care. For more information, visit www.plexxus.ca. Plexxus receives financial support from the Ministry of Finance through the OntarioBuys Program. OntarioBuys’ mandate is to promote the adoption of leading practices in integrated supply chain management and back office transformation throughout the broader public sector. For more information, visit: www.fin.gov.on.ca/english/ontariobuys.

About SAP Canada Inc.
SAP Canada Inc., based in Toronto, is a fast-growing subsidiary of SAP AG, the world’s leading provider of business software. SAP applications are helping Canadian enterprises of all sizes improve productivity and customer relationships, reduce costs, increase revenues and profitability, and create efficiencies across supply chains and business operations. SAP Labs Canada, a division of SAP Canada, develops cutting-edge software for a wide array of SAP applications from its Montreal, Toronto and Vancouver locations. SAP Canada and Business Objects, a SAP company, have collectively more than 1,170 customers and over 2,900 employees across Canada. Business Objects is the world’s leading business intelligence software company. For further information, please visit www.sap.ca.

About SAP for Healthcare
SAP for Healthcare is an industry-specific solution portfolio that combines SAP Business Suite applications and tailored functionality to meet the unique demands of organizations delivering and managing healthcare services while facing increasing competition, government regulations, cost controls and demands for higher-quality patient care. Serving more than 1,000 customers worldwide, SAP for Healthcare provides end-to-end solutions for administrative and clinical processes to enhance patient services, improve strategic decision-making and improve profitability. Based on the open architecture of the SAP NetWeaver technology platform, SAP for Healthcare helps organizations effectively manage people, information and equipment. (Additional information at http://www.sap.com/healthcare/.)

About SAP
SAP is the world’s leading provider of business software, offering applications and services that enable companies of all sizes and in more than 25 industries to become best-run businesses. With approximately 75,000 customers in over 120 countries, SAP is listed on several exchanges, including the Frankfurt stock exchange and NYSE, under the symbol “SAP.” (For more information, visit www.sap.com).

 

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