Waste Management Agency Deploys b-pack Purchase-to-Pay Solutions for Better Spend Visibility

French National Agency for Radioactive Waste Management deploys b-pack to streamline their procurement and purchasing processes globally while ensuring better spend visibility.

Online PR News – 04-September-2012 – Atlanta, GA - September 4, 2012 – b-pack, the technology leader in Purchase-to-Pay software, today announced that Andra, the French National Agency for Radioactive Waste Management, recently deployed b-pack for all of its employees (over 500) to streamline their procurement and purchasing processes globally while ensuring better spend visibility. The application implemented includes features such as eProcurement, automated approval workflows and vendor management.

This project is part of Andra’s effort to optimize costs and to be active in sustainable development by implementing paperless flow as opposed as before when Andra used to use paper routes.

Another main objective was to manage all types of purchases within a single platform, including their service purchases which represent the majority of their spending. Andra is now able to handle all requests and purchases directly in b-pack. With b-pack, Andra improves the visibility of their entire process, from request to invoicing, reducing processing times and operational costs.

In addition to these features, Andra manages their supplier performance within b-pack in order to have a single repository for purchases. This feature allows Andra to improve their supplier management and reduce supplier risks by evaluating vendors using scorecard.

Aurélien LARRAT, project manager and purchasing engineer at Andra, says: "It’s the biggest IT project in over 10 years for Andra. To guarantee the success of this project, we have considered multiple tools to meet the objectives set by senior management which was to improve the performance of our internal service (requesters, approvers, management and accounting) while having:

- A user friendly and simple e-commerce like application
- A customizable and scalable tool easy-to-use with existing processes and forms
- A tool driving visibility so everyone can see how their requests are managed.

During this project, 30 business specialists and future users were associated to adapt the product to their needs and constraints and ensure its success.
Following the main implementation, b-pack will adjust the solution to Andra’s new need such as interfacing the application with SAP in order to reduce processing time.
This project is a big step forward and feedbacks are already positive. "

About b-pack

b-pack, the technology leader in Purchase-to-Pay software, is ranked as a Top 5 eProcurement Vendor by Gartner Research in 3 categories. b-pack enables companies to automate, optimize and save on their purchase-to-pay processes. b-pack’s SaaS solutions are Flexible and On Demand, available in the Cloud and easy to plug into your ERP or financial system. With offices in North America and Europe, b-pack has global reach to meet companies management needs.
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