What’s happening in app land…
Big changes are coming to PB (including PPIB for NHSI customers). In fact, we’ve completely changed the way we benchmark under the hood.
For a start, pricing outliers will now only affect the trust that gave us the outlier (and not all trusts). Also, Units of Measure have been cleaned behind the scenes and are now used to provide ‘each’ pricing. So, it doesn’t matter if you buy an each, a box or a pallet – all pricing can be compared. Look out for our transition training webex email from Pete!
With PD, we’ve made subtle improvements in v2.03. The Who Are You supplier credentialing information is now displayed for Who Are You customers. This allows you to link your spend data with supplier rep visits, making it easier to monitor a supplier’s contractual commitment (re: onsite support).
And big news… PD v2.03 launches our new partnership with GS1. We’re the first service to provide GTIN checking services within an analytics solution. And it’s at no extra cost to PD customers. Simply provide GTINs through your catalogue feed, and we’ll check them through our exclusive link to see if there are any issues – the results are displayed in PD.
“GS1 UK are very happy to be working with AdviseInc to support the NHS in using product data to improve patient safety. Trusts and suppliers will now be able to make sure that they’re using Global Trade Item Numbers (GTINs) correctly, so that their products can be uniquely identified. This is vital for traceability as errors in the numbers can lead to incorrect product identification, impacting patient safety and operational efficiency. We look forward to seeing the positive impact our work with AdviseInc will have on the use of GS1 standards in the NHS.”