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Procuri Helps KLM Synergize Its Procurement Operations with Air France

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, part of the Air France-KLM group that merged almost a year ago, is using Procuri TotalSource and Procuri TotalContracts to automate its strategic sourcing and contract management processes.
"There is enormous potential for Procuri's solutions to act as a facilitator and enabler of achieving the much needed and desired purchasing synergies between Air France and KLM, from a functional, organizational, technical and cultural perspective," says Ralph Polman, e-sourcing manager for KLM.
KLM has used the Procuri TotalSource solution since 2002. In an effort to gain contract visibility and transparency, the company will use TotalContracts. Procuri says that nearly all of KLM's procurement departments will begin converting every active procurement contract into the database, creating a central contract repository to efficiently automate, document and manage the contracts.
The company will continue to use Procuri TotalSource, "Over the past three years, KLM ... has gained significant sourcing results with savings as much as 40 percent and has achieved greater process efficiencies," says Polman.
Procuri says that KLM sourced 800m euros' worth of goods and services last year using TotalSource while conducting approximately 700 sourcing events. Some of the goods and services purchased through the solution include hotels, computers, food, childcare, conference and meeting accommodations, and even a 777 airplane cabin interior.
Additional information on Procuri is available at www.procuri.com.

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, part of the Air France-KLM group that merged almost a year ago, is using Procuri TotalSource and Procuri TotalContracts to automate its strategic sourcing and contract management processes.
"There is enormous potential for Procuri's solutions to act as a facilitator and enabler of achieving the much needed and desired purchasing synergies between Air France and KLM, from a functional, organizational, technical and cultural perspective," says Ralph Polman, e-sourcing manager for KLM.
KLM has used the Procuri TotalSource solution since 2002. In an effort to gain contract visibility and transparency, the company will use TotalContracts. Procuri says that nearly all of KLM's procurement departments will begin converting every active procurement contract into the database, creating a central contract repository to efficiently automate, document and manage the contracts.
The company will continue to use Procuri TotalSource, "Over the past three years, KLM ... has gained significant sourcing results with savings as much as 40 percent and has achieved greater process efficiencies," says Polman.
Procuri says that KLM sourced 800m euros' worth of goods and services last year using TotalSource while conducting approximately 700 sourcing events. Some of the goods and services purchased through the solution include hotels, computers, food, childcare, conference and meeting accommodations, and even a 777 airplane cabin interior.
Additional information on Procuri is available at www.procuri.com.