Redwood City, California (PRWEB) December 12, 2013
Ivalua and HAVI Global Solutions (HGS) have partnered to collaborate on an Integrated Spend Management and Supply Chain solution for the restaurant and hospitality industry. HGS is implementing Ivalua Buyer as part of its managed services for Centralized Supply Chain Services, LLC (CSCS), covering the following modules: Items, Contract Management, and Supplier Relationship Management. CSCS is the sole purchasing agent for Applebee’s and IHOP, representing over 3,400 restaurant locations and $1.8 billion in spending.
Ivalua will help HGS’ apply advanced analytics capabilities in order to meet with the complexity of their industry, and to provide their customers with a first of its kind holistic solution that puts all key sourcing and supply chain management functionality in one place, including: supplier and distributor connectivity and visibility, data mapping, spend management, sourcing event management, pricing and contract management.
HGS selected Ivalua Buyer to help build a comprehensive system to manage the fully integrated purchasing process, ranging from complex and multiple sourcing events to contract management and invoice price variance analysis. HGS is depending on Ivalua for this key enterprise system which will manage over 45,000+ items, with several thousand items that must be tracked, from sourcing events to transactional data, and more.
Ivalua will deliver fully integrated data management, and CSCS will be well equipped with a system that provides visibility and detailed reports on transactions, which will help in the management invoices as well as vendors once the project goes live in January of 2014.
“The complexity of the organizational structure of this project is exciting, reflecting the multiple performers and roles involved in the foodservice industry. The flexibility of our solution is going to help the client manage this complexity and obtain relevant and reliable decision-making information for their procurement operations.”
Claire Cunningham, Ivalua Project Manager.
About HAVI Global Solutions
The world's most respected brands rely on HAVI Global Solutions' packaging expertise, integrated marketing and supply chain analytics, and promotions management know-how, to deliver a competitive advantage for their business – and an unshakable respect for their corporate and environmental program impacts. HGS' packaging team leverages a disciplined, end-to-end process to design, source and deliver research-based packaging solutions that bring customer's brands to life and drive increased sales. Our distinctive, integrated approach to promotional and supply chain analytics is focused on actionable visibility, customized reporting and demand planning across an organization and with supply chain partners, to drive the best business decisions. And when our customers need a turn-key solution, HGS' promotions management is the ultimate partner for orchestrating complex projects and promotions for global organizations, making sure the right product is at the right place at the right time – every time!
About Centralized Supply Chain Services, LLC
Centralized Supply Chain Services, LLC (CSCS®) is the sole purchasing agent for the Applebee's and IHOP systems. Formed as a purchasing cooperative to leverage the combined buying power of both systems, CSCS currently manages approximately $1.8 billion in spend on behalf of its Member operators. CSCS's primary mission is two-fold. First, to assure that Member operators receive the benefit of continuously available goods and distribution services in adequate quantities at the lowest sustainable delivered rices; and second, to coordinate with Applebee's and IHOP in their ongoing efforts to develop new and innovative products and programs to promote their respective concepts.
CSCS has offices in Kansas City, Missouri (headquarters) and Glendale, California.
Established in 2000, Ivalua is one of the leading global vendors in Spend Management Software, with main offices located in the US and Europe. Leading industry analysts have identified Ivalua as a Strong Performer and a market leader in Spend Management solutions.
Ivalua offers a comprehensive and modular suite covering the entire Spend Management spectrum, from the strategic (Sourcing, Contracts, SRM) via the transactional (Procure-to-Pay) to the analytical (Spend Analytics, Reporting, Vendor Master Management). Our platform based application approach lets you easily and quickly add modules as your needs change.
Targeting global large size companies, Ivalua has successfully implemented more than 100 projects worldwide across 12 different industry verticals, and is used daily by 150,000 users and 500,000 suppliers from more than 70 countries in 15 different languages.