Pierre & Vacances Group to centralize supplier contracts

The Pierre & Vacances Center Parcs Group, Europe’s leader in local tourism, has acquired Ivalua Buyer V8 to centralize management of supplier contracts and offer company purchasers a collaborative approach. Already equipped with an SAP information system, the Pierre & Vacances Center Parcs Group wanted to implement the supplementary features of the Ivalua Buyer Contract Management module.

This choice is part of a purchasing portfolio optimization strategy representing a volume of 650 million euros yearly, divided in thirds among purchases related to new construction and renovation, site operation, and non-production orders. In close collaboration with its suppliers and internal and external partners, the Group aims to facilitate automated processing of contract lifecycle management, from drawing up the agreement, through negotiation, to renewal, cancellation or expiration.

Martin de Neuville, Director of Purchasing for the Pierre & Vacances Center Parcs Group, shares his vision of the deployment of this group purchasing policy: “Optimized contract management and a close relationship with our partners and suppliers have enabled us to implement a referencing strategy with much tighter supervision and ensure better cost control.”

To reach the Goup’s functional, technical and financial goals, the Pierre & Vacances Center Parcs Purchasing Department has implemented an organization which meets global (by purchasing family) and local needs for the Group. “By entrusting us with this project, Pierre & Vacances Center Parcs is helping us to develop our position with respect to companies in the tourism sector, which we very much appreciate,” concludes Gérard Dahan, General Manager EMEA for Ivalua.