SOURCE: Lunexa

November 29, 2006 16:00 ET

Group Services for America's Blood Centers Creates Three-Year IT Strategy With Lunexa

IT Strategy Aims to Enhance Group Services for Member Blood Centers

SAN FRANCISCO, CA and WASHINGTON, DC -- (MARKET WIRE) -- November 29, 2006 -- Lunexa, LLC, a provider of advisory and implementation IT services, and Group Services for America's Blood Centers (GSABC), a cooperative wholly owned by America's Blood Centers (ABC), today announced that Lunexa has successfully created the three-year IT strategy for GSABC. The strategy has been designed to enhance GSABC's technology infrastructure for the benefit of its nationwide member blood centers.

Lunexa consultants worked with the team at GSABC, representatives from member blood centers and suppliers to the blood centers to develop an IT strategy that would help GSABC achieve its strategic business objectives and goals. These goals include enhancing GSABC's relationship with member blood centers and suppliers while increasing the purchase volume by blood centers that leverage GSABC-structured contracts. In a short, three-month period, Lunexa consultants interviewed over 20 different individuals from the different groups and also evaluated the ability of over 15 different technology vendors to meet a broad range of business requirements discovered during the interviews.

"Lunexa has helped us define a three-year IT strategy, which will help us continue to strengthen our relationships with member centers," said GSABC's President Jerome Haarmann. "This engagement is an important part of our mission to serve as an information resource for members, by offering a portfolio of agreements that provide quality products and services at the lowest possible cost."

"We're proud to be working with GSABC, an organization serving North America's largest network of non-profit, community blood centers," said Jagrit Malhotra, a managing partner for Lunexa. "Lunexa has evaluated dozens of IT solutions on GSABC's behalf, as well as analyzed the needs of its suppliers and member centers, in order to recommend a comprehensive IT architecture to achieve the organization's goals."

About GSABC

Group Services for America's Blood Centers (GSABC), a cooperative wholly owned by America's Blood Centers (ABC), provides group purchasing expertise, resource management and resource sharing services to ABC members. GSABC is committed to member involvement and to providing its members meaningful benefit through resource management and financial returns. With an independent board of directors, GSABC is a member directed organization. In addition, members of the cooperative are granted all of the voting shares in the organization by ABC.

About Lunexa

Lunexa is a provider of advisory and implementation IT services. Focused on the design and development of data warehouse, business intelligence, data integration and data management solutions, Lunexa's goal is to help clients derive value from their data and technology assets.

Over the years, Lunexa's consultants have gained invaluable experience by working with customers and technology organizations that are at the leading edge of data warehouse deployment. We have worked with a varied profile of clients, ranging from start-ups to the Fortune 500, and from the development of a first reporting datamart for a handful of users to the creation of an advanced analytical application against a 100 Terabyte data warehouse. Through our Executive Council, Lunexa receives invaluable guidance and advice from technology leaders responsible for some of the most sophisticated and largest, mission-critical data warehouses in the world. Lunexa's advisory services provide the best practices and methodology required to successfully build data warehouses.

Lunexa consultants are unique in their end-to-end expertise in all aspects of the data warehouse technology stack -- extract transform & load (ETL), relational databases, and business intelligence (BI) technologies. Clients benefit from this broad skill set, knowing that implementation decisions will not be made in a vacuum but only after considering all aspects of a broader data warehouse architecture. For more information, please visit www.lunexa.com.

Contact Information

  • Press Contacts:

    Scott L. Caswell
    Chief Marketing Officer
    America's Blood Centers
    725 15th Street, NW, Suite 700
    Washington, DC 20005
    (202) 654-2910
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    Jagrit Malhotra
    Lunexa, LLC
    (415) 839-5295
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