Shared Support Services Southeastern Ontario, or 3SO, has selected the SAP ERP application as the standard technology platform to centralize, manage and realize better value from procurement processes for its members, and reduce IT and procurement costs.
According to SAP, 3SO will leverage SAP ERP application that is expected to help organizations better manage their businesses, optimize operations and perform critical functions, including procurement and logistics, financials, human capital management, and sales and service. It provides analytic functionality to improve decision-making and increase efficiency in procurement, inventory and warehouse management, and customer service, among others.
SAP ERP supports shared services models by automating and standardizing core business processes. The application also increases supply chain visibility and enables real-time collaboration among customers, suppliers and partners.
Lyndon Smith, general manager of 3SO, said: A few of our members have already participated in integrated supply chain management services in the past and have realized benefits such as reduced costs and increased efficiencies. With the rising costs of providing healthcare to Ontarians, we needed to find a way to further capitalize on these business benefits for a wider base of hospitals – utilizing a shared services approach will allow us to do so.