HSE Procurement works with vast amount of suppliers and vendors, for all aspects of purchasing. From stationary to syringes and x-ray machines to hospital dinners, HSE purchasing is a complicated and large undertaking.
As with any large organisation, the HSE have multiple systems which store this information across many regions and facility types. Because of this, the HSE are undertaking a large project to consolidate as much logistics activity, as possible, into a central National Distribution Centre (NDC).
With the physical NDC development, the HSE required a Data Warehouse to hold purchasing information from all parts of the HSE. To achieve this, Sogeti and the HSE designed a Data Warehouse to hold this information. Sogeti built Extract, Transform and Load (ETL) processes on Microsoft SQL Server and SQL Server Integration Services, to collect and process data from multiple data sources, like SAP. The ETL processes transform the data from these multiple sources, into a more homogenous format. Views were created to extract and process the data in the Warehouse, so that the HSE QlikView visualisation team can display the data in an easily readable format.
Sogeti also designed and built a bespoke .Net application to support the Data Warehouse and HSE Procurement, to capture Framework and Contract information.
Sogeti consultants built a robust ETL, Data Warehouse and .Net solution that allows the HSE to report accurately on their procurement data on a national level but which also allows them to view individual purchases at a granular level. The system is designed with robust error handling to allow it to run with minimal support or intervention required after implementation. HSE procurement can analyse purchasing data, find savings opportunities, and then Project Manage the creation and running of frameworks and contracts, in a .Net application, to realise those savings.
About the HSE
The Health Service Executive (HSE) is responsible for the provision of health and personal social services for everyone living in Ireland, with public funds.
The HSE is Ireland's largest employer with over 67,000 direct employees, and another 40,000 in funded health care organisations. It has an annual budget of over €13 billion, more than any other public sector organisation.
About Sogeti Ireland
We deliver practical services, built on more than 40 years of global experience. We are independently recognised as world leader in Software Testing and Quality Assurance Services, providing thought leadership, leading practice, methodology and tools to increase quality, reduce time to market and reduce cost throughout our client base.
We offer a complete digital service portfolio to our clients in Ireland and have one of the largest specialist practices in the country.