eProcurement Solutions

eCommerce matters for Healthcare Professionals

 

Doing business in healthcare is complex and that is why we want to make ordering from Philips easy, seamless and transparent for you. 

  

Why? To reduce the time-consuming and costly administrative work, improve order and invoice accuracy and give you greater transparency into your procure to pay process, so you can focus your time on patient care. 

  

We support a range of eCommerce solutions, including EDI (electronic data interchange), Philips Healthcare Shop as well as the punchout for an improved procurement experience. We are part of the GHX (Global Healthcare Exchange) community.

 

The Benefits of EDI automation

• Lower transaction costs by at least 35%*
• Improved data accuracy, achieving +30%*reduction of orders with errors
• Accelerated business cycle by at least 50%* (EDI transactions are exchanges in seconds instead of hours)
• Transparency into purchasing, enabling better supply chain analysis and forecasting
• Enabling clinical staff to focus more time on patient care

*Industry benchmark

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FAQs

What is EDI?


Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) is a process by which data is exchanged between two businesses in a standard electronic format. E.g. your procurement system automatically sends purchase orders to Philips and once we ship your order, our ERP sends an invoice back to your system. In addition, we support the sending of other business information, i.e. purchase order acknowledgement.

What EDI channels/solutions can Philips offer?


In the UK, we transact using PEPPOL and we are part of the GHX community that enables transaction automation between healthcare providers and suppliers. In addition, we collaborate with Tradeshift to send invoices to our customers. If you prefer, we can also set up a direct EDI connection to automate our business with you.

What is Punchout? How does it work?


Punchout is enhancing your procurement experience by combining the functionalities of the Philips Healthcare Shop and the established EDI. Through a secured connection, you can browse and select items in the Shop and when ready, bring the cart content into your procurement system and place an order from there via EDI.

What do I need to do to transact via EDI with Philips?


Use the form on this page to get in touch with us. We will then contact you shortly to discuss readiness and technical setup.