Solutions Targeted to Innovatix and Essensa GPO Members in Major Verticals
NEW YORK, April 21, 2015 - Fusion (NASDAQ:FSNN) announced today that it has extended its agreement for the distribution of Cloud Solutions with Innovatix Business and Industry, the newest class of trade serviced by group purchasing organization (GPO) Innovatix, LLC, the nation's largest GPO serving the non-acute care and now non-healthcare marketplaces. The agreement also extends to Essensa Ventures, LLC, Innovatix’s sister GPO that represents members in the hospitality, recreation, and catering industries.
Fusion and these organizations provide more than 40,000 GPO members in healthcare and other key vertical markets across the country with a full range of integrated cloud services, including cloud voice and unified communications, cloud connectivity, cloud computing, business continuity, storage and security. Since the agreement was first executed, Fusion has completed a series of technology, network and infrastructure upgrades and improvements to help the company scale and develop customized solutions for members in rapidly growing and highly regulated industries such as healthcare and finance. Fusion offers the membership a single source for the cloud, with one call all that is required to access everything a member might need to migrate to the cloud and benefit from the cloud’s many business advantages.
Fusion’s advanced technology, delivered over its high availability cloud solutions platform and robust and diverse nationwide network, makes it easy to augment or replace premise-based infrastructure, software and IT resources for improved scalability, flexibility and reliability, reducing costs and increasing productivity while future-proofing investments and removing end of life concerns. Members can count on Fusion’s team of experienced professionals to deliver, monitor and maintain a fully integrated suite of leading edge cloud solutions that allow members to focus resources on their own core business. In combination with the GPOs’ extensive expertise in addressing the unique requirements of healthcare and other markets, Fusion helps members meet the rigorous compliance requirements faced by highly regulated industries with secure, customized solutions that can be deployed in Fusion’s geographically diverse data centers, allowing for built-in business continuity.
Matthew Rosen, Fusion’s Chief Executive Officer, said, “We are extremely excited about our strong relationship with these outstanding organizations. Innovatix and Essensa focus on meeting the highly specialized needs of key verticals, and share our commitment to meet the urgent demand for technology solutions to comply with rigorous regulatory requirements during a period of rapid growth. With our expanded network, enhanced cloud technology platform and expanded infrastructure, we believe we are better positioned than ever to serve Innovatix and Essensa members’ growing interest in cloud computing, converged voice and data, security and storage.
Our commitment to the GPO membership is simple: we aim to be their single source for an integrated portfolio of cloud solutions that will save them money while at the same time increase their productivity and efficiency.”
Fusion is a leading provider of integrated cloud solutions to small, medium and large businesses. Fusion’s advanced, proprietary cloud service platform enables the integration of leading edge solutions in the cloud, including cloud communications, cloud connectivity and cloud computing. Fusion’s innovative, yet proven cloud solutions lower our customers’ cost of ownership, and deliver new levels of security, flexibility, scalability and speed of deployment. Fusion is a servicemark of Fusion Telecommunications International, Inc. For more information, please visit www.fusionconnect.com.
Innovatix is the nation’s leading non-acute care group purchasing organization (GPO). It serves more than 23,000 home infusion, senior living (nursing homes, assisted living, skilled nursing facilities), specialty pharmacy, long-term care pharmacy, retail and mail order pharmacy, K–12 schools, and independent medical oncologists. The newest class of trade, Innovatix Business and Industry, offers GPO services to financial, legal, and professional services firms as well as independent businesses nationwide.
Innovatix offers an industry-leading portfolio of products and services, with savings negotiated on $41 billion in purchasing volume through our affiliation with Premier. A member of the Healthcare Group Purchasing Industry Initiative (HGPII), Innovatix is committed to conducting business with the highest integrity and transparency. Membership is free and offers value-adds, such as federal advocacy, free continuing education, and clinical expertise.
Essensa is a group purchasing organization (GPO) that reduces costs and streamlines workflow for non-acute healthcare providers and other commercial markets nationwide, including hospitality, recreation, and municipalities. Our more than 14,000 members have access to a broad portfolio of over 2,000 contracts spanning needs from clinical products to office supplies, food, and shipping services. As an affiliate of Premier, Essensa is able to leverage total purchasing volume of $41 billion to negotiate substantial discounts on behalf of our membership. In addition to free membership, Essensa offers business analytics to optimize contract utilization, streamline procurement processes, and help members improve operating efficiencies.
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