Pagero and Virtualstock sign a partnership, enabling NHS trusts and suppliers to secure accurate information, and that electronic documents meet local compliance and regulatory requirements. This will improve the efficiency of orders, enabling savings on both sides, and accelerating the uptake of The Edge4 Health and Pagero PEPPOL services by suppliers across the NHS.
The partnership is also the first interoperable agreement to be achieved in the UK between an eCatalogue solution and a PEPPOL access point provider. The interoperability agreement means buyers and suppliers information can be shared between customers of Pagero and Virtualstock when they need it, in a form and to standards that meet their requirements, regardless of their system or service provider. This will enable greater connectivity and simplification across networks, as well as more accurate and efficient working practices. As such, it is fundamental to unlocking the potential of a truly technologically-driven NHS.
“Our partnership with Pagero is part of our on-going commitment to interoperability in the NHS. While other technology providers in the health system have been reluctant to open their network to interoperability, Virtualstock and Pagero are committed to an inclusive approach, joining up their services to the wider healthcare tech community. Building partnerships with outstanding technology companies like Pagero is also a key part of our growth strategy in the health sector”, said Tim Ingham, CEO at Virtualstock Limited.
“It is incumbent on all operators who provide Scan4safety services to the NHS to drive interoperability and partnerships for the benefit of our healthcare community. I am delighted to be embarking on one of the most significant partnerships, which will drastically contribute to simplifying processes for suppliers and driving value to the NHS allowing both our organisations to work together to deliver the component parts of the Department of Health Strategy together”, said Bengt Nilsson, CEO at Pagero.
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About Virtualstock Limited
Virtualstock is a fast-growing technology company providing digital solutions which enhance routes to market and supply chains across the retail and healthcare sectors by enabling management and visibility of full order, inventory and product data. The business, established in 2004, works with four of the top five UK online retailers including Tesco, Sainsbury’s Argos, John Lewis and Dixons Carphone.
Virtualstock’s cloud-based platform, Edge4Health™ has been developed specifically for the healthcare sector and is delivered in partnership with NHS Shared Business Services. It enables healthcare providers to deliver efficiencies via its online catalogue, marketplace and procure-to-pay solution and healthcare suppliers to expand their product range and customer reach. The platform is GS1 and PEPPOL certified. For more information, please visit www.virtualstock.co.uk
Pagero is committed to making the buying and selling process easy. We help companies digitise, automate, capture and interpret data so that they can connect and engage with any business partner accurately and reliably through a single connection to our cloud-based network.
Our global and open network is independent of ERP systems and designed to seamlessly communicate business documents within the purchase-to-pay, order-to-cash and transport management processes. Regardless of company size or industry, we provide data accuracy, real-time visibility and end-to-end operational excellence.
Our value-added services enable our customers to ensure data quality, obtain 100% digital inbound and outbound business document flow, minimise error handling, facilitate spend management, and achieve and maintain compliance with local VAT/tax regulations.
Pagero Group has over 300 employees. In addition to its headquarters in Gothenburg, Sweden, it has local offices all over the world, including London, Chicago and Dubai. For more information, please visit www.pagero.com