Leading Australian software company Bizcaps Pty Ltd is assisting health industry suppliers to publish their product data onto the NPC.
The NPC (National Product Catalogue) is a GS1-hosted data repository, which serves as a single source of product and pricing information for Australia’s public health supply chain. Bizcaps is a GS1 Alliance Partner.
The health care tender submission process is highly complex with health industry suppliers required to supply 84 mandatory data fields for each product supplied to a State or Territory health procurement body.
As health contracts and tenders come up for renewal, distributors in the health industry are under increased pressure to list their products on the NPC. However, once product information is held in the NPC, the tender process becomes straightforward, with most of the required product information possible to be automatically input into the tender document.
Bizcaps Software has extensive experience in setting up straightforward solutions to help health suppliers such as Mayo Healthcare publish their product data onto the NPC.
As the Commercial Analyst and Regulatory Affairs Manager for Mayo Healthcare, Amy Gormly is responsible for getting the company’s product data into an NPC-compliant format.
She explained that they needed a middleware company to marry their existing data with the set of standards from GS1. Mayo selected Bizcaps Software partly due to their expertise in the GS1 standards, but also because of their extensive health industry experience.
Extremely satisfied with the services provided by Bizcaps Software in making Mayo’s contracted products compliant, she adds that the next step is to ensure that the remaining stocked items are visible to their customers.