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TMCNet:  Infor Partners With Providence Health & Services and Greenville Health System

[August 04, 2014]

Infor Partners With Providence Health & Services and Greenville Health System

(Marketwire Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) NEW YORK, NY -- (Marketwired) -- 08/04/14 --  Infor, a leading provider of business application software serving more than 70,000 customers, today announced that Providence Health & Services and Greenville Health System have chosen Infor Healthcare, helping these organizations to be visionary leaders in managing an end-to-end supply chain with Infor Lawson Supply Chain Management and Infor Supply Chain Execution (SCE) for Healthcare. Integrated with Infor Lawson Supply Chain Management, Infor SCE for Healthcare combines warehouse management, labor management and transportation management into a unified solution with a common user interface so organizations can unite the entire supply chain into a streamlined business process. It also consolidates services, increases visibility and provides tools for greater control of the supply chain at all points of care -- helping to increase efficiency and cost reductions through a more detailed tracking of inventory.

Providence Health & Services, the third largest not-for-profit health system in the United States., has moved forward with implementing Infor SCE for Healthcare. The solution allows users to view and operate an entire supply chain as a unified whole that encompasses participants inside and outside of the organization -- including an integrated delivery network, consolidated service center or a regional distribution center. Users can also extend the value of Infor SCE throughout the entire extended care network, with capabilities in the areas of collaboration, social business, mobility, and analytics.

Greenville Health System, a public not-for-profit academic healthcare delivery system committed to medical excellence through clinical care, education and research, is also implementing the solution. "Current industry conditions are driving modern healthcare systems to consider new distribution models in order to cut costs and improve control and visibility over their supply chain," said John Mateka, executive director supply chain and chief procurement official at Greenville Health System. "With Infor, our organization will be able to respond more quickly to changing needs and requirements." Infor Supply Chain Execution gives users tools to work faster and smarter, with the potential to see enhanced results every day.

"The healthcare industry is consistently faced with navigating through changing regulatory requirements, posing challenges for healthcare organizations looking to come out ahead in light of increased cost control measures and lower reimbursement rates," said Barry P. Chaiken, M.D., chief medical information officer, Infor. "Infor SCE for Healthcare offers a solution to healthcare organizations to increase profitability by offering them a tool to view and operate the entire supply chain as a unified whole, enabling them to consolidate services and reduce operations and fulfillment costs." For more information please visit: http://www.infor.com/industries/healthcare/ About Infor Infor is fundamentally changing the way information is published and consumed in the enterprise, helping 70,000 customers in more than 200 countries and territories improve operations, drive growth, and quickly adapt to changes in business demands. Infor offers deep industry-specific applications and suites, engineered for speed, and with an innovative user experience design that is simple, transparent, and elegant. Infor provides flexible deployment options that give customers a choice to run their businesses in the cloud, on-premises, or both. To learn more about Infor, please visit www.infor.com.

Infor customers include: 19 of the top 20 aerospace companies12 of the top 13 high tech companies10 of the top 10 pharmaceutical companies21 of the 25 largest US health delivery networks16 of the 20 largest US cities 84 of the top 100 automotive suppliers31 of the top 50 industrial distributors5 of the top 9 brewers For more information: Dan Barnhardt  Infor  646-336-1731  dan.barnhardt@infor.com Source: Infor

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