With the help of Premikati Marketplace, ViaQuest, a home hospice healthcare provider, was able to procure the much needed personal protective equipment for their employees in less than a day using SAP Ariba Spot Buy application.
Amid the Covid-19 crisis, global disruptions in supply chains have caused severe shortages of PPE in the healthcare industry, possibly endangering the lives of frontliners. With their supply of safety glasses running critically low, Amanda Overmyer, Vice President of Sales at ViaQuest located in Indiana, USA, turned to Premikati’s COO Chad Buchanan for a solution. Unfamiliar with procurement processes, Overmyer’s connection with Buchanan proved to be a saving grace for the healthcare organization. Through the Premikati Marketplace, available sources of PPE safety glasses were immediately established. Approximately 4 hours after placing their first order, ViaQuest’s safety glasses were shipped without further ado.
Powered by SAP Ariba Spot Buy
Aiming to deliver intelligent spend management solutions to mid-market organizations, the Premikati Marketplace was created using SAP Ariba Spot Buy solutions. Customers can locate vendors in a significantly faster and simpler way. Setting up an account takes only a few minutes—a feature that proved critical in ensuring ViaQuest health workers’ protection against Covid-19.
According to Buchanan, partnering with SAP Ariba to improve their services has given Premikati a clear competitive advantage:
“With SAP, we know that the solutions are going to continue to be innovative and ahead of all the competitors in the field.”
Indeed, with the impact brought upon by the Covid-19 crisis in the global market, intelligent supply chain solutions like the Ariba Spot Buy application will prove to be invaluable. Besides offering solutions in quickly locating necessary PPE such as safety glasses for health workers in the front lines, organizations outside the health industry can leverage this technology in facing inevitable changes in workplace settings as well. With remote working conditions becoming the new normal, most organizations may soon be in need of non-sourced goods such as home office equipment to help employees successfully transition. Utilizing SAP Ariba Spot Buy application, businesses can easily find and buy these goods without the requirement of going through tedious sourcing and procurement processes.
ViaQuest thanks Premikati
Rich Johnson, President and CEO of ViaQuest expressed his gratitude to Premikati’s role in helping them locate PPE safety glasses:
“On behalf of the thousands of people ViaQuest serves, along with our amazing employees… Thank you Premikati for keeping our heroes protected and safe!”
Premikati is a management consulting and BPO firm specializing in procurement and supply chain. The firm became an SAP Gold Partner in 2019, after integrating SAP Ariba technologies. Through this partnership, small to medium-sized businesses (SMBs) that customarily do not require their own supply chain management systems, can access SAP Ariba’s spend analytics technology and three-tier supplier vetting system. This allows SMBs to procure supplies at a lower price point and manage operational purchases more effectively.