Reprints Desk Launches Group Purchasing Software Service for Article Reprint Procurement

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Reprints GPO Service enables healthcare companies and global affiliates to save money and improve reprints spend management.

With annual reprint purchases at the world's largest pharmaceutical companies often exceeding ten million dollars annually, we are definitely seeing a trend towards a consolidated sourcing strategy for global article reprint purchasing.

Reprints Desk, Inc., the content workflow company, today announced the availability of Reprints GPO, a new group purchasing software service designed for deployment by procurement and finance professionals at healthcare organizations. Reprints GPO consolidates fragmented article reprint buying by professionals in product marketing, symposia and meeting management, and medical affairs, to deliver a global spending view and unlock company purchasing power for savings on annual and per order bulk article reprint purchases.

Reprints GPO enables individual article reprint buyers within the same company to consolidate their purchases with other buyers with the same product affiliation, despite any geographic separation. Reprints Desk assists customers to include a larger group of buyers in the quoting process, thereby increasing the aggregate order quantity and significantly reducing the cost per order.

"The Reprints GPO software service provides finance executives and procurement professionals at healthcare companies with a unique way to improve content spend management," said Ian Palmer, Head of Marketing at Reprints Desk. "With annual reprint purchases at the world's largest pharmaceutical companies often exceeding ten million dollars annually, we are definitely seeing a trend towards a consolidated sourcing strategy for global article reprint purchasing."

Scholarly, peer-reviewed journal articles are important educational tools for pharmaceutical and other healthcare companies who communicate with medical professionals. On January 13 2009, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued its Good Reprint Practices guidance, pronouncing its position on the distribution of scientific and medical articles on unapproved or investigational uses of approved drugs and approved or cleared medical devices.

Reprints Desk has integrated Reprints GPO with its Reprints NRx service in order to make it easier for healthcare and healthcare communications companies to purchase scientific journal content to increase prescriptions and product sales. With Reprints NRx, buyers from multiple departments can easily use reprints and eprints of peer-reviewed articles from scientific and medical publications in promotions and educational programs across online, offline, and mobile channels.

About Reprints Desk ®
Reprints Desk, Inc. (http://www.reprintsdesk.com), is a content technology and services company that simplifies how healthcare companies and other enterprises procure, manage and share scientific journal articles and other copyright-protected content. The company's workflow solutions and end user tools help customers effectively use peer-reviewed literature in product promotions, regulatory submissions, and research. A channel supplier for more than 100 scientific, technical, and medical (STM) publishers, Reprints Desk currently serves more than half of the world's Top-50 pharmaceutical companies and earned the #1 ranking in the 2008 Document Delivery Vendor Scorecard by Outsell, Inc. Reprints Desk is a Derycz Scientific, Inc. (OTC: DYSC.PK) company. For more information about Reprints Desk, contact Ian Palmer at +1 (707) 658-1931.

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