Amerinet Selects Ariba to Enhance Sourcing and Contracting Processes

Leading healthcare solutions organization implements on-demand applications from Ariba to enhance efficiencies in contract negotiation and management, deliver even more savings and benefits to members.

SUNNYVALE, Calif., May 8, 2012 – In the face of inflationary increases and the social, economic, and political pressures driving them, negotiating best value agreements is critical to healthcare. Managing costs must be carefully balanced against delivering quality care. In its ongoing efforts to make this process more efficient, Amerinet, Inc., a leading national healthcare solutions organization, is implementing on-demand Sourcing and Contract Management solutions from Ariba, Inc. (NASDAQ: ARBA), the world’s business commerce network, to further automate its sourcing and contract lifecycle processes and deliver additional savings and efficiencies to its members.

“This new partnership with Ariba is an exciting step in continuing to build upon and enhance our existing contracting processes,” said Dale Wright, Sr. VP Contracting, Amerinet & President, Amerinet Choice. “Amerinet continually looks for opportunities to provide new technologies, products and services for the benefit of our members. Our objective is to present a portfolio that is very competitive and supports the broad spectrum of products and services required for high quality patient care and service. By leveraging Ariba’s solutions, we can more effectively negotiate agreements and ensure that terms and conditions are delivered upon and within compliance for our members.”

Amerinet is implementing Ariba® Sourcing and Ariba Contract Management, which are flexible, cloud-based solutions that can be quickly and easily deployed. Ariba Sourcing blends technology, expertise, and services with best practices and processes through which Amerinet looks to enhance the effectiveness of their sourcing operations. Ariba Contract Management enables Amerinet to collaboratively create and manage contracts with their suppliers across an enterprise-wide spectrum of product and service categories including: Medical/Surgical, Pharmaceutical, Lab and Diagnostic Imaging, Nutrition and Facilities Management, Energy, Executive Resources/Office Solutions/Information Technology, and Custom Contracting.

“Increased regulation and rising costs have created significant top-line revenue pressure for healthcare companies around the world,” said Oscar May, Director, Healthcare Solutions, Ariba. “In working with Ariba to streamline and automate its procurement process, Amerinet can drive savings and efficiencies that enable its member organizations to fuel sustainable growth.”

Amerinet joins more than 60 other healthcare organizations currently using  Ariba’s solutions, including:  Emdeon, CareFirst, Inc., Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Massachusetts, Inc., Five Star Quality Care, Inc., National Healthcare Systems Co., Ltd., Health Care Service Corporation, Amgen Inc., Genzyme Corporation, Pfizer Inc., AstraZeneca PLC, MetLife, Inc., Novartis AG, Pfizer Inc., Ranbaxy Laboratories Limited, Sanofi-Aventis, West Penn Allegheny Health System, Inc., F. Hoffmann-La Roche AG and Roche Diagnostics Corporation.

To learn more about Ariba’s solutions and the value they can deliver, visit: www.ariba.com

About Amerinet

As a leading national healthcare solutions organization, Amerinet collaborates with acute and non-acute care providers to create and deliver unique solutions through performance improvement resources, guidance and ongoing support. With better product standardization and utilization, new financial tools beyond contracting and alliances that help lower costs, raise revenue and champion quality, Amerinet enriches healthcare delivery for its members and the communities they serve. To learn more about how Amerinet can help you successfully navigate the future of healthcare reform, visit www.amerinet-gpo.com.

About Ariba, Inc
Ariba, Inc. is the world’s business commerce network. Ariba combines industry-leading cloud-based applications with the world's largest web-based trading community to help companies discover and collaborate with a global network of partners. Using the Ariba® Network, businesses of all sizes can connect to their trading partners anywhere, at any time from any application or device to buy, sell and manage their cash more efficiently and effectively than ever before. Companies around the world use the Ariba Network to simplify inter-enterprise commerce and enhance the results that they deliver. Join them at: www.ariba.com
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