Agile Web Development Company Helps Healthlogistics Deliver Online Catalogue and Contract Price Data to the UK NHS



Released on: October 5, 2009, 7:40 am
Author: Tier 2 Consulting
Industry: Healthcare Ltd, the UK’s leading NHS e-procurement consultancy, has recently announced that ten leading NHS acute Trusts are now piloting its innovative online supplier catalogue and contract data system. Based on hybris and JEE technology, and customised and implemented by Tier 2 Consulting, HL-hybris provides a single source of reference for catalogue, contract and contract price data. The next phase of development of the system is now about to begin.

Hertford, UK – October 5, 2009 – Tier 2 Consulting announced today that the next phase of the development of Healthlogistics’ HL-hybris catalogue and contract management system is about to begin. This will deliver outstanding search, contract generation and dashboard functionality for both Trusts and suppliers.

As part of the roll-out, some 900 suppliers working with these ten Trusts, including Kings College Hospital, Royal Brompton & Harefield and Sheffield Teaching Hospitals Foundation Trusts, are now or will soon be providing filtered product, price and contract data via their dedicated web portal where they can securely and confidentially access data specific to them.

These acute and acute Foundation Trusts are pioneering the adoption of private-sector best practices and are keen to achieve the cost benefits of efficient supply chain management and data synchronicity.

Commenting on the continuing development of HL-hybris, Healthlogistics’ Director Peter Elwin said, “As a hybris Premium Business Partner, Tier 2 Consulting has a proven track record in system integration and configuration. As we continue to enhance the platform, and as each new Trust adopts the HL-hybris solution, we benefit from the technical expertise of Tier 2 to help us bed-in new Trusts and support this initiative over the long term. I’m confident that we have the best team in place to do that.”

Andy Kennedy, Director at Tier 2 Consulting, commented: “We were delighted to be chosen in 2008 by Healthlogistics to deliver the technical aspects of their HL-hybris offering, and are excited about the many exciting further enhancements that are planned over the coming year. The combination of Healthlogistics’ undoubted expertise in the field of NHS e-procurement, Tier 2’s technical experience and the extensive functionality of the core hybris system has resulted in a truly innovative platform”.

About Healthlogistics & hybris
Healthlogistics ( is a specialist NHS e-procurement consultancy working with Trusts, Collaborative Procurement Hubs, the Private Healthcare sector and their supplier community. They have the highest level of expertise and experience with national and international healthcare standards of coding and classification. They are actively involved in the development of European and international data standards and are a Solution Provider Alliance Member of GS1 UK. They have also been responsible for defining the core NHS e-Catalogue data standards for the NHS.

hybris GmbH ( supplies easily-configurable, highly sophisticated Product Information Management solutions for the European market. It was founded in 1997 and now has >70 global enterprise customers, >200 customers using hybris e-Business platform software and >1,000 customers in total, in a variety of industries including healthcare. Two-thirds of its employees are in R&D and the company, which is expanding rapidly due to the high demand for its software, is based in Munich.

About Tier 2 Consulting
Tier 2 Consulting ( is a dedicated team of experienced, highly skilled developers creating bespoke web applications for some of the world’s most demanding businesses and academic institutions.

It uses agile development techniques to deliver enterprise class, ‘rich’ web applications using leading-edge web technologies.

Long term relationships with blue chip organisations demonstrate its expertise and ability to consistently deliver high-quality, cost-effective IT services.

Contact Andy Kennedy:

+44 (0) 1992 509 742

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