PeopleSoft Introduces Healthcare ASP
PeopleSoft Inc. and Cap Gemini Ernst & Young introduced HealtheValue, a package of E-business healthcare applications, which will be delivered through PeopleSoft’s eCenter Application Service Provider.
The software allows healthcare organizations to collect and share data in supply chain management, automate the purchasing process, and integrate financial applications with the procurement process.
The two companies will also jointly sell human resources, benefits administration, payroll, purchasing, receiving, inventory control, general ledger, and accounts payable systems to healthcare organizations.
Lawson Finds a Healthcare Client
Lawson Software has teamed up with Sun Microsystems and Digex Inc. to provide Sutter Health, a non-profit healthcare network, with an E-procurement system. The Lawson.insight Service is hosted by Digex, a Web and application hosting service provider, and runs on Sun’s Solaris 8 operating system and servers. The system can be used to search online catalogs, find real-time pricing updates, and purchase products.
A Sutter Health official says the firm expects to save roughly $250,000 annually from lower transaction costs and by outsourcing the computer support for its procurement process.
Lawson’s E-procurement system links XML, HTML, EDI, e-mail, and fax communications with digital marketplaces to reduce fulfillment time and costs.
Oracle Goes Global
Oracle said on Tuesday that its VentureNetwork, which it launched a year ago in Europe, is being extended to the rest of the world. Reuters described the Web-based initiative as part B2B marketplace and part online incubator for technology start-ups. It aims to place start-ups in touch with venture capital, provide professional services to help ventures develop, and promote Oracle technology.
The VentureNetwork will be funded by Oracle’s $400 million annual worldwide marketing budget.
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