Enable Blog — Industry Sector: Buying Groups

The purchasing power of a buying group

Posted by Elizabeth Allcock on June 11, 2020 09:55:59

When you become an independent business owner, you’re always thinking of ways to reduce your expenses, manage your finances better and stay ahead of the competition. One of the best ways to solve all three is to join a buying group also known as a group purchasing organization (GPO).

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Topics: Rebate Management, Industry Sector: Buying Groups

7 features every buying group should look for in a rebate management system

Posted by Andrew Butt on February 27, 2018 09:16:00

Buying groups, as the name suggests, are formed to give buying power to smaller independent companies through purchase consolidation. Whilst buying groups don’t typically have control over the systems implemented by members, they do need information from members in order to negotiate the best possible deals on their behalf.

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Topics: Rebate Management, Industry Sector: Buying Groups

Central purchasing: data analysis for better negotiations

Posted by Andrew Butt on February 12, 2018 10:48:15

In order to prepare for major negotiations with suppliers, businesses often have to extract historical data from multiple systems: buying groups need information from their members' systems, newly merged businesses need information from different parts of the group. 

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Topics: Client Stories, Procurement, Industry Sector: Buying Groups, Mergers & Aquisitions, Central Purchasing

Rebate management system “delivers value at every level” for XLVets

Posted by David Hunt on February 3, 2016 16:20:00

Founded in 2005, XLVets is one of the UK's leading veterinary groups sharing experience, knowledge and skills whilst providing economies of scale for member practices. On behalf of its members, the group establishes deals for pharmaceutical supplies and accessories with manufacturers and wholesalers. It also works alongside academic bodies and commercial research and manufacturing companies to place its members at the forefront of veterinary science.

Group statistics:

  • 49 members

  • Over 150 premises

  • More than 500 vets

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Topics: Client Stories, Industry Sector: Buying Groups, Rebate Management System