Ivalua chosen by France leading mutual insurance firm to optimize procurement management processes

London, January 20th 2015 – La Mutuelle Nationale des Hospitaliers (MNH) has decided to roll-out Ivalua solution and more specifically the e-Procurement, Contract and Invoice Management, Supplier Repository and Purchasing Dashboard modules to enable optimising its Procurement processes.

La Mutuelle Nationale des Hospitaliers, France’s leading mutual insurance firm for the health and social sectors, was not only keen to improve its procurement visibility but also to gain much tighter control of its spend. Ivalua will be used and shared by every BU and every department right across the firm.

“It was absolutely vital we rolled-out an e-Procurement tool, thanks to which we have now been able to automate certain tasks that are inherent to our Purchasing processes, not to mention boosting our production and productivity. The Ivalua solution helps us monitor our budgets more effectively, optimize the way in which Procurement processes PO, deploy negotiated contracts and ensure purchasing procedures are correctly followed.” explains Yvan Perraud, Purchasing Manager at MNH.

Within the framework of its project, MNH has introduced all the modules needed to cover the entire e-Procurement process. Users now process all their purchase orders in the Ivalua solution, whatever the value of the purchase. Punch-out catalogues allow them to fill their shopping cart more quickly and easily than before. Furthermore, Ivalua solution is extremely easy to configure, allowing MNH to adapt approval workflows in-line with its specific needs. As invoices are received, the Finance Division reconciles to the order and issues the payment. Data included on the invoice is automatically transferred to MNH’s accounting system, which is interfaced with the Ivalua solution. Finally, all the information is captured by the application, providing the Procurement Department with an overview of its spend activity and allowing dashboards to be published.

“Above and beyond Ivalua Buyer’s advanced features, we are also impressed by its modularity, its user-friendliness and how easy it is to use.” Yvan Perraud continues.

“We are particularly delighted to see MNH join our clients from the Banking/Insurance sector. We are aware of the scale and importance of their Purchasing Information System roll-out, and would like to take this opportunity to thank MNH for trusting Ivalua to help them achieve their goal.” concludes Gérard Dahan, General Manager EMEA for Ivalua.

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