Vizient, Inc. is one of the major players within the healthcare industry and it's recent growth has driven them to seek out one, unified project management system to streamline operations. Enter, Mavenlink.
Vizient, Inc. is the largest member-owned healthcare company in the country, dedicated to serving members and customers through innovative data-driven solutions, expertise and collaborative opportunities that lead to improved patient outcomes and lower costs.
A powerhouse today, Vizient is a relatively new brand formed after the merger of some of the industry's most trusted leaders, including VHA, University HealthSystem Consortium, Novation, and MedAssets Spend and Clinical Resource Management Segment, including Sg2. While the mergers have created more value for their members, it was an operational challenge to bring together different cultures of people, with different ways of doing things and different delivery models.
After the merger, Vizient was faced with the challenge of unifying a number of once-independent businesses and groups. Everyone was using different tools, including Sharepoint, Workfront, and Lawson. Fragmentation was an immediate issue. It was nearly impossible to create reports or analyze project success, and as data passed between systems it often became unreliable. “Before Mavenlink, we operated in five different applications, and none of them spoke to each other,” said Grant Anderson, Director of Consulting at Vizient. “Any reporting, any analysis...we were the medium by which these systems communicated. It all required manual Excel dumps.”
Vizient began hunting for a single solution that would get everyone on the same page. They debated custom development, but ultimately found that the reporting and resource management features in Mavenlink were exactly what they needed.
With Mavenlink, Vizient Has:
- Improved Business Visibility and Control
- Simplified Systems Footprint from 5 to 1
- Increased Accuracy of Forecasting and Reporting
Vizient is confident looking towards the future using Mavenlink. Grant stated, “Now that we have everything in the same system, over time, as we start to build really great data, we can track the various initiatives we work on and we can decide which ones we’re good at, which one’s save our members the most money. We are confident in how we are moving forward.”