Emdadat Transforms Healthcare with SAP Ariba

Company leverages business network and cloud-based applications to improve efficiency of medical supply chains, quality of care across Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

PALO ALTO, Calif, May 30, 2018 – Today’s healthcare consumers are more educated and demanding than ever. To meet their expectations requires a well-oiled supply chain. And Emdadat is delivering it. Using solutions from SAP Ariba, the company 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 across the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Emdadat works to enable local and international businesses to import and export, facilitate market access to Saudi businesses and provide financing and supply chain services.

“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.”

To fuel its efforts, Emdadat is connected to the Ariba® Network, and is using the cloud-based applications for sourcing and procurement delivered on it alongside solutions from SAP Hybris and SAP S4/Hana to:

  • Create an intelligent digital 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.

  • Ensure that goods are delivered to the right places at the right times under the right conditions.

  • Support healthcare entities to manage their capacity, demand, and medical equipment utilization by integrating with supply chain and sourcing activities in real-time.

The Ariba Network is the world’s leading and 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 controlling spending, finding new sources of savings and building a healthy supply chain. And suppliers can connect with profitable customers and efficiently scale existing relationships, simplifying sales cycles and improving cash control along the way.

“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.”

To learn more about SAP Ariba’s solutions and the digital transformation they are helping to drive at companies around the world, visit www.ariba.com.

About Emdadat

Emdadat is a national company specialized in providing integrated services and innovative solutions to improve the efficiency of the health sector in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, as well as improving the services provided and promoting them to a level comparable to the finest systems globally used in line with the market requirements and the Kingdom’s Vision 2030. BookDr is Emdadat’s B2C focused application that helps healthcare entities, doctors and patients communicate, share knowledge and provide better services to the market. For more information on our products and services, visit www.emdadat.com and www.bookdr.com.

SAP Ariba

SAP Ariba is how companies connect to get business done. On the Ariba Network, buyers and suppliers from more than 3.3 million companies and 190 countries discover new opportunities, collaborate on transactions and grow their relationships. Buyers can manage the entire purchasing process, while controlling spending, finding new sources of savings and building a healthy supply chain. And suppliers can connect with profitable customers and efficiently scale existing relationships – simplifying sales cycles and improving cash control along the way. The result is a dynamic, digital marketplace, where over $1.7 trillion in commerce gets done every year.

To learn more about SAP Ariba, visit www.ariba.com.

About SAP

As market leader in enterprise application software, SAP (NYSE: SAP) helps companies of all sizes and industries run better. From back office to boardroom, warehouse to storefront, desktop to mobile device – SAP empowers people and organizations to work together more efficiently and use business insight more effectively to stay ahead of the competition. SAP applications and services enable approximately 388,000 customers to operate profitably, adapt continuously, and grow sustainably. For more information, visit www.sap.com.

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