Gartner Research

Materials Management Information Systems: Perspective

Published: 12 December 2000

ID: G0090222

Analyst(s): Barbara A. Kelly


Business-to-business (B2B) e-commerce is transforming the way care delivery organizations manage the procurement and payment of supplies. As traditional materials management information systems give way to Web-enabled supply chain management (SCM) applications, CDOs are realizing lower supply costs, faster delivery, and streamlined procurement and payment processing. SCM expands materials management beyond the boundaries of the CDO to encompass suppliers, distributors, and manufacturers.

Table Of Contents
  • Technology Basics
    • Supply Chain Management
    • Electronic Data Interchange (EDI)
    • Mobile Data Entry and Retrieval
    • Financial System Interfaces
    • Clinical System Interfaces
  • Technology Analysis
    • Business Use
    • Selection Guidelines
  • Technology Leaders
    • Geac Enterprise Solutions
    • Lawson Software
    • MediClick Inc.
    • Oracle Corp.
    • PeopleSoft Corp.
    • Ross Systems, Inc.
    • SAP AG
    • Other Leading Influencers
  • Insight

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