Apr 30, 2021

ENMAX Fuses GEP Smart Procurement into Global Supply Chain

Procurement
supplychain
Software
Digitaltransformation
Tilly Kenyon
2 min
ENMAX Corporation, a primary provider of electrical services, products and solutions across Alberta, Canada has selected GEP SMART
ENMAX Corporation, a primary provider of electrical services, products and solutions across Alberta, Canada has selected GEP SMART to help its supply ch...

GEP, a market-leading provider of SaaS-based procurement and supply chain management software, announced today that ENMAX Corporation, a primary provider of electrical services, products, and solutions across Alberta, Canada, selected GEP SMART, following a competitive review.

GEP SMART’s Sourcing software will provide ENMAX’s supply chain organisation with greater efficiencies and a streamlined public bid process. This is the first step toward a digital transformation vision with the goal of driving greater value for their customers.

ABOUT GEP SOFTWARE

According to GEP, GEP SMART is a unified, cloud-native source-to-pay platform, built on a data-centric foundation with AI at its core and user-first design. GEP SMART enables Fortune 500 and Global 2000 clients to drive optimum efficiency, agility, visibility and actionable intelligence into all procurement and purchasing functions, while eliminating burdensome infrastructure and support costs to achieve maximum ROI.

GEP products capitalise on machine learning and cognitive computing, advanced data and semantic technologies, IoT, mobile, and cloud technologies, and are designed to incorporate continual innovations in technology. The software integrates easily with third-party and legacy systems, such as SAP, Oracle and all other major ERP and F&A software. 

ENMAX Corporation is not the only company that has recently selected GEP products. Amcor Flexibles Asia Pacific — a leader in developing and producing responsible packaging for food, beverage, pharmaceutical, medical, home- and personal-care, and other products, and Stockholm Exergi, the largest supplier of district heating (heat, cooling, and electricity combined) in Sweden, both have selected GEP Smart this earlier month. 

The COVID-19 pandemic intensified the supply chain disruptions of 2020, but according to John Piatek, GEP’s vice president, it wasn't the root cause. Other shocks such as growing security threats and globalisation were already in play before COVID-19 hit, forcing supply chain and procurement leaders to grapple with and change their strategy and perspective.

Piatek said: “Supply chains and procurement are a key driver of sustainable competitive advantage, but despite spending millions on ERP solutions, most global companies are ill-equipped to effectively manage complex global supply chains in face of uncertainty, global warming, tariffs and trade wars, and national governments increasing control of natural resources and strategic industries.”

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Jul 26, 2021

Critiqom land four-year multi-million-pound procurement deal

Procurement
Critiqom
sustainability
technology
3 min
Communications Specialist, Critiqom, secures four-year multi-million-pound agreement for supply of postal services with Scottish Procurement

Critiqom, a Scottish-based communications business, recently announced its ground-breaking multi-million deal, which will see those accessing services through Scottish Procurement given the option to modernise their communications approach. 

By providing an increased amount of choice in communications, the company says it will succeed in ensuring a reduced environmental impact linked to mail production. 

The Opus Trust Communications company, which is accessed by the likes of local authorities, police, universities, central government, and other public sector bodies, insists that choosing a local supplier to aid in enhancing the efficiency of public sector communications would subsequently speed up its goal to go green.

“This is an opportunity to look at the bigger picture and to use our knowledge to accelerate change for public sector organisations in Scotland,” says Director at Critiqom, Gerry Crawley. 

“We know that we can deliver great efficiencies and cost savings by encouraging the public sector in Scotland to adopt a new approach that embraces digital technologies.”

The tender also introduced a second lot, focusing on digital communications and hybrid mail, in an attempt to administer reduced costs for its customers. All services within the framework agreement will also be delivered in-house. 

It seems the overall aim for the deal with Scottish Procurement lies with innovating and modernising the communications sector, resulting in lower prices and an increased focus on sustainability. 

Who is Critiqom?

Based in Bellshill, Scotland, Critiqom supplies omnichannel solutions for companies, businesses, and organisations, all while claiming to provide innovation and drive engagement simultaneously with reducing the costs of its operations. 

Its vision: to become the UK’s multi-channel communication service of choice. But how is it aiming to get there?

Critiqom insists that by spearheading customer communications with partnership and modernisation, they can achieve exceptional levels of service and choice delivered to their clients. By churning out consistently high-quality operations and by generating revenue with an emphasis on sustainability, it intends to achieve the reduced costs in communications that its clients are looking for. 

Why sign the deal now?

Increasingly, more and more companies are being put under pressure to ensure their carbon footprint and sustainable strategies are aligned with, or surpassing, competition in their field. As attention is drawn to the climate and concerns arise over the sustainability of large companies in the future, the majority of businesses are battling with time to decrease their impact on the environment and ensure policies are put into place to show their progress.

Crawley states that, where possible, the company aims to provide as little distance as necessary between manufacturing and the recipient. The tender boldly claims it looks to help steer the direction in which organisations think and showcase how digitalising communications can only serve to benefit the economy and environment on a large scale.

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