Digital procurement transformation helping nuclear research

CERN (Credit: CERN)
The European Organisation for Nuclear Research (CERN) is continuing digital transformation by adopting new Request for Quotation procurement processes

CERN is the European organisation for nuclear research and is recognised as one of the world’s leading laboratories for particle physics.  

The organisation has now deployed a solution provided by Ivalua and implementation partner CKS, that fitted with CERN’s needs of inviting registered and prospect bidders, as well as receiving and ranking bids in procurement rounds.

Integration with existing systems

The upgraded module integrates with existing CERN systems and helps strengthen compliance with existing procurement guidelines at the organisation.  

“CKS and Ivalua provided us with an easy-to-use and efficient solution that allows us to simplify processes for our users,” said Vlad Armeanu, Product Manager, Procurement and Supply Chain business software solutions at CERN. “We look forward to opening a new chapter of procurement digitalisation with Ivalua and CKS Consulting.”

“CKS is extremely proud to partner with Ivalua to bring value to CERN, a globally recognized, flagship scientific institution. We have delivered a highly flexible solution that meets CERN’s current requirement and can seamlessly evolve alongside the organisation’s digitalisation roadmap,” said Pierre-Edouard Labbé, Partner at CKS.

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Continuing digital transformation strategy 

“Streamlining sourcing processes is key to increasing efficiency and we are delighted to combine the capabilities of the Ivalua platform with CKS’ expertise to enable CERN to successfully continue its digital transformation,” said Dan Amzallag, Ivalua’s Chief Operating Officer.

The news comes after insurer Hiscox recently partnered with Ivalua as part of their own digital transformation.  

The international insurance company has chosen Ivalua's Source-to-Pay (S2P) solution to make its global procurement operations digital.   The transformation aims to consolidate multiple, disconnected systems into a single platform for onboarding suppliers, generating purchase orders, and processing invoices.

Ivalua were also named in Procurement Magazine’s top 10 global P2P companies.

With CERN continuing their digital procurement transformation, read more examples of best practice in procurement transformation in 2023.  


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