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Provider benefits

The Edge4Health streamlines multiple systems and processes into one place to revolutionise procure to pay.

The Edge4Health - Provider Benefits

Provider benefits include:

Management of entire supply chain, including related questions and queries, in one place

Using The Edge4Health, requisitioners can easily search organisation approved catalogues to locate and requisition products, for buyers to electronically approve at the right price, all from one easy to use profile. The Edge4Health is a fully mobile solution that enables requisitioning, approval and receipting on the go.

Accelerated compliance with national strategies and standards, e.g. Carter, eProcurement

With Carter, the Future Operating Model and the eProcurement strategy all highlighting opportunities for supply chain digitalization to help drive the £5bn annual savings target, the E4H platform was designed to eliminate some of the barriers preventing Trusts from meeting their individual targets. The platform is GS1 and PEPPOL certified. 

Access to enhanced quality product information (GS1 compliant)

The Edge4Health platform is GS1 and PEPPOL certified, with suppliers encouraged to fully complete all information to enable compliant products. The GS1 UK GTIN Checker is a unique service that is made available to Edge4Health members with the aim of checking all barcoded product data.

Easier to compare products and prices across organisation and wider market

The Edge4Health is an intuitive eMarketplace which showcases a range of catalogues from different suppliers. Providers can choose to access the entire range of products from all suppliers on the platform, or mask to a nominated group of preferred suppliers.

Reduction in supplier related queries and purchasing / accounting errors

With content and price lists managed by suppliers and approved by Trust Buyers, PO and invoice discrepancies and queries should be reduced.

Integration to inventory management and other point of demand systems

The Edge4Health platform is fully integrated with the existing Oracle system used by NHS SBS providers.


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