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August 31, 2016 (Cleveland)

CHAMPS & Procurement Partners Launch Supply Chain Technology Contract for E-Commerce Portal

CHAMPS Group Purchasing announces a three-year contract with Procurement Partners for its e-commerce portal to aid in purchasing and transaction automation.CHAMPS Group Purchasing announces a three-year contract with Procurement Partners for its e-commerce portal to aid in purchasing and transaction automation. Procurement Partners focuses on helping healthcare organizations save money and manage the complex process of purchasing from multiple vendors and invoice reconciliation. This new supply chain technology contract is available to CHAMPS’ 7,000+ members. Regardless of the number of locations, members can benefit from solutions Procurement Partners provides.

“CHAMPS is excited to announce the addition of Procurement Partners to our portfolio of supply chain technology contracts,” said Jan Elder, director of contracting services, CHAMPS Group Purchasing. “Procurement Partners offers CHAMPS members a complete e-procurement system with the added benefit of GPO contract discounts. This contract is available to all members, regardless of their class of trade. Procurement Partners’ special focus on the needs of long-term care facilities offers great synergy with the demographics of our membership.”

Procurement Partners gives its clients complete visibility into their entire spend, while automatically auditing every single electronic invoice that flows through the portal. Members can enjoy an average of 10 percent savings on their current spend through compliance with preferred vendors and contract pricing, business rule reconciliation, and with the automation of invoices – including importing of all invoices into an accounts payable system. Support of budgets, along with flexible order and invoice approval workflows, allows members to configure the portal to meet their specific needs and processes, while also keeping the pulse on how their organization is meeting their budget goals. Procurement Partners provides avenues to capture 100 percent of all invoices for clients.

“The Procurement Partners application is the ultimate tool for healthcare organizations to maximize the powerful vendor agreements and deep discounted prices that have been negotiated by CHAMPS, along with collecting all of their purchase orders and invoices in the portal to gain additional savings though automation,” said Rusty Zosel, CEO, Procurement Partners. “Our online system makes it easy for staff to take advantage of CHAMPS-negotiated contracts, while providing leaders with visibility into total procurement spend, approvals, and budgets.”

About CHAMPS Group Purchasing
CHAMPS Group Purchasing leverages the purchasing power of 7,000+ member locations across the United States allowing them access to significant savings in product categories, including medical supplies, foodservice, wireless, office supplies and facility maintenance. As an owner of Premier, one of the largest buying groups in the country, CHAMPS sponsors its members allowing them access to more than $44 billion in purchasing volume, 2,000+ agreements, GPO contract management and unparalleled customer service. It’s simple to start realizing significant savings - with zero fees and no cost to join - the sign-up process is seamless. CHAMPS is honored to be named as one of The Cleveland Plain Dealer’s Top Workplaces in 2014 and 2015, as well as to ERC’s NorthCoast 99 List in 2003, 2004, 2010, 2012, 2014 and 2015. For more, visit 

About Procurement Partners
Since 2010, Procurement Partners has been leading the business commerce evolution with its e-commerce solution. The procurement and transaction automation portal built and supported by Procurement Partners reduces off-contract spend and drives efficiency to healthcare purchasing processes. See for more information.