Emdeon Uses Ariba’s Commerce Network to Streamline Its Buyer/Supplier Network

Healthcare management solutions provider utilizes sourcing process with cloud-based applications

Sunnyvale, Calif.—May 2, 2012—Emdeon, a financial and administrative information exchange in the U.S. healthcare system, now utilizes Ariba Inc.’s business commerce network to enhance the efficiency of its procurement process.

“Like Emdeon, Ariba knows how to deliver solutions that impact the flow of information to help increase efficiency and maximize profitability,” said Steve Henderson, Vice President of Corporate Services for Emdeon. “Using Ariba’s cloud-based offerings, we can connect and collaborate with our trading partners faster and easier.”

Emdeon leverages AribaSourcing, a cloud-based application that enables companies of all sizes to negotiate best-value agreements for direct and indirect materials, to drive its procurement activities. This helps to deliver savings and efficiencies that positively impact performance bottom line.

“By delivering solutions that connect healthcare participants and help make key administrative processes, such as managing revenue and payment cycles and sharing clinical data more efficient, Emdeon is simplifying the complex business of healthcare,” said Oscar May, Director, Healthcare Solutions, Ariba. “By implementing Ariba Sourcing, it is doing the same for procurement.”

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