Emdadat launches online healthcare market for Saudi
Company leverages SAP Ariba business network to create procurement platform for Kingdom's healthcare sector
Saudi's Emdadat has launched a new digital marketplace for healthcare on SAP Ariba.
The procurement and business technology specialist has created a digital marketplace through which medical providers and suppliers can connect and collaborate across the entire procurement process to increase their efficiency and improve quality of care.
The platform is intended to create an online sourcing process through which buyers including hospitals, pharmacies and doctors, can connect with suppliers who can deliver the right goods and services at the right prices to meet their customers' needs. The platform will also ensure that goods are delivered to the right places at the right times under the right conditions and support healthcare entities to manage their capacity, demand, and medical equipment utilization by integrating with supply chain and sourcing activities in real-time
The platform runs on SAP Ariba procurement solution. The Ariba Network is the world's largest business-to-business trading platform, used by more than 3.3 million companies in 190 countries to transact over $1.7 trillion in commerce on an annual basis. Using the network, buyers can manage the entire purchasing process from end-to-end, while suppliers can connect with customers, simplifying sales cycles and improving cash control along the way.
"At Emdadat, we have successfully integrated healthcare stakeholders into a sustainable ecosystem where they can communicate and trade with greater insight, transparency, efficiency and speed," said Abdullah Alfifi, chief operating officer, Emdadat. "And in doing so, we are transforming the health sector in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia into one of the finest systems globally and setting a new standard for the way healthcare is sourced and delivered around the world."
"Business is all about relationships especially in healthcare, where contrary to what's often said, business is personal," said Mohammed AlKhotani, Head of SAP Ariba, Middle East and North Africa. "As companies like Emdadat have recognized, networks, and the technology underlying them, are an ideal way to connect the people, information and processes needed to build stronger relationships and drive smarter decisions that yield optimal results."