Ivalua & CKS Consulting Announce Successful Implementation of Requests-for-Quotations Solution at CERN

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Ivalua, a global leader in spend management, and CKS Consulting, one of its longtime European implementation partners, announced today that the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) has successfully deployed the Request for Quotation (RFQ) module (Spot bid).

Following a comprehensive and competitive bidding process, CERN concluded that Ivalua was the best fit to serve its main requirements: automating Requests for Quotations (inviting registered and prospect bidders, receiving and ranking bids), ensuring compliance with CERN procurement rules, integrating with CERN systems, and providing a superior user experience.

As a partner and reseller of Ivalua, CKS Consulting was the single point of contact for the CERN project team, handling both the platform’s configuration and its integration within a demanding IT landscape, and supporting the change management activities.

“CKS and Ivalua provided us with an easy-to-use and efficient solution that allows us to simplify processes for our users,” said Vlad Armeanu, Product Manager, Procurement and Supply Chain business software solutions at CERN. “We look forward to opening a new chapter of procurement digitalisation with Ivalua and CKS Consulting.”

“CKS is extremely proud to partner with Ivalua to bring value to CERN, a globally recognized, flagship scientific institution. We have delivered a highly flexible solution that meets CERN’s current requirement and can seamlessly evolve alongside the organization’s digitalisation roadmap,” underlined Pierre-Edouard Labbé, Partner at CKS.

“Streamlining sourcing processes is key to increasing efficiency and we are delighted to combine the capabilities of the Ivalua platform with CKS’ expertise to enable CERN to successfully continue its digital transformation,” said Dan Amzallag, Ivalua’s Chief Operating Officer (COO).