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TMCNet:  Western Dental All Smiles about New Procurement Automation

[January 09, 2014]

Western Dental All Smiles about New Procurement Automation

PRINCETON, N.J. --(Business Wire)--

Zycus, a world leader in integrated source-to-pay procurement solutions, announced today that Western Dental Services, Inc., California's oldest and most experienced dental and oral health maintenance organizations, has selected its Strategic sourcing and Contract management solutions to cost-effectively automate sourcing events and achieve contract compliance.

In an initiative that streamlines both sourcing and contract management processes for Western Dental, which is one of the country's largest and most experienced dental organizations, the provider will implement solutions that transform these previously cumbersome manual tasks into automated processes. This change will afford Western Dental's Procurement team a best in class set of tools, which will serve as a foundation upon which other modules can be added ata later date.

In a rigorous four month selection process, Western Dental evaluated numerous service providers, looking for ease of use, functionality, and flexibility as key criteria. Zycus conducted a two week pilot program with Western Dental users to offer hands-on experience of its user-friendly solutions. Sarah-Jane, VP Procurement, Western Dental Services, Inc. says, "To support our continuous efforts to deliver high quality, affordable dental care, we had a management mandate to improve procurement performance and expense control across our organization. We chose Zycus mainly for the ease of use and superior functionality of the tools, which will enable us to be more effective in the way we manage sourcing and contracting. After the initial pilot program, we could clearly see the combined value proposition brought to the table by Zycus' eSourcing and Contract Management modules."

Zycus and Western Dental will now set out with the task of implementation of Zycus solutions. Aatish Dedhia, CEO, Zycus said, "The value of an integrated suite continues to be the critical factor. The combined automation of Sourcing and Contracting processes will be a big step ahead for Western Dental, on its way towards automation of its complete Source (News - Alert)-to-Pay cycle."

About Western Dental

Western Dental was founded in California over 100 years ago on the belief that high quality dental and oral care should be accessible and affordable to all. Today Western Dental has over 4,000 doctors, assistants, managers and other personnel across California, including affiliated offices in Arizona and Nevada, all of which are focused on furthering its mission to make lives better, healthier and more enjoyable through oral health. Western Dental's affiliate, Brident Dental & Orthodontics, provides administrative and business support services to affiliated dental practices throughout the State of Texas.

For more information please contact: corporate@westerndental.com or recruiting@westerndental.com

About Zycus

Zycus is dedicated to positioning procurement at the heart of business performance. With its spirit of innovation and a passion to help procurement create even greater business advantages, Zycus has evolved its portfolio to a complete Source-to-Pay suite of procurement performance solutions which includes - Spend Analysis, eSourcing, Contract Management, Supplier Management, Financial Savings Management and Procure-to-Pay. With more than 200 solution deployments among Global 1000 clients, Zycus searches the world continually for procurement practices proven to drive competitive business performance.

To learn more about the Zycus, address e-mail to information@zycus.com or visit www.zycus.com


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