Emptoris Solution Optimizes Bell Canada’s Management of Services Procurement

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Canada’s Largest Telecommunications Company Transforms Management of Complex Services Spend with Emptoris Services Procurement and HCMWorks

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Bell Canada is leading the way in procuring and managing complex services, implementing one of the world’s most ambitious services procurement management programs

Emptoris, Inc. ("Emptoris"), a leading provider of strategic supply and contract management solutions, today announced that Bell, Canada’s largest telecommunications provider and a Forbes Global 250 company, has completed its migration to the Emptoris Services Procurement solution Version 9.1.

“Bell Canada is leading the way in procuring and managing complex services, implementing one of the world’s most ambitious services procurement management programs,” said Seth Wolins, general manager for services procurement, Emptoris. “Services spend is growing at all global companies, and managing this spending requires both best-in-class technology and best practice methodologies. The scope and reach of Bell Canada’s program makes the company a model, not just for the telecom industry, but for all global businesses.”

“Bell is committed to industry-leading services procurement management practices and technologies that support the achievement of a more competitive cost structure and improving service to our customers,” said Edward Topolniski, general manager strategic sourcing and procurement at Bell. “By enabling management of complex services spend across several new categories including IT development, professional services and call center operations, we have tripled the volume of optimized services spend and expect to triple this again in the near future.”

Working with indirect services procurement firm HCMWorks, Bell implemented Emptoris Services Procurement to expand its services management to include high-priority complex services spend categories beyond contingent labor. Combining Emptoris solutions with HCMWorks’ domain expertise helped Bell maximizes compliance to sourcing policies, approved vendor lists, and negotiated rates. The Emptoris solution also facilitates coordination of external suppliers bidding process and allows the management Statement of Work (SOW) activities.

Bell provides a comprehensive and innovative suite of communication services to residential and business customers in Canada including Bell Mobility wireless, high-speed Bell Internet, Bell Satellite TV and Bell Fibe TV, Bell Home Phone local and long distance, and Bell Business Markets IP-broadband and information and communications technology (ICT) services.

Emptoris, a leading provider of strategic supply and enterprise contract management solutions, is the only provider that offers a suite of solutions to address high-value but hard-to-manage spend categories. Emptoris Services Procurement is utilized by over 200,000 professionals at leading global companies to find, evaluate, purchase, manage and pay for all types of services including business process outsourcing, temporary labor and consulting services.

About HCMWorks, Inc.

HCMWorks is a leading North American outsourcing and advisory firm that specializes in Indirect Services Procurement. HCMWorks helps procurement departments gain greater control over indirect service expenditures to gain a competitive advantage in their industry. Their proprietary 4-step V2H methodology provides a substantial reduction in indirect operating costs through transactional visibility, ultimately delivering an extremely rapid ROI. For more information, please visit http://www.hcmworks.com or call 866-547-1645.

About Emptoris

Emptoris, Inc. is a world leader in strategic supply and contract management solutions that enable companies to maximize financial performance and optimize commercial risk. The company’s suite of award-winning and industry-recognized sourcing, contract management, spend analysis, supplier lifecycle management, services procurement and telecom expense management solutions are successfully used by Global 2000 companies. Emptoris is proud to partner with industry leaders such as American Express, Boeing, GlaxoSmithKline, Kraft, Motorola, Syngenta and Vodafone. For more information, visit http://www.emptoris.com.

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