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CIBER Mobile Supply Chain Solution Reduces Inventory Investments, Improves Patient Access for Northeast Georgia Health Systems

CIBER Mobile Supply Chain Solution Reduces Inventory Investments, Improves Patient Access for Northeast Georgia Health Systems

GAINESVILLE, Ga., July 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- CIBER, Inc. today announced it has completed a seven-month mobile supply chain management (MSCM) project for Gainesville-based Northeast Georgia Health Systems (NGHS). The project links the healthcare facility's Lawson enterprise resource planning (ERP) software, which is used for operational activities such as accounting, finance, billing, and asset management, to mobile devices used by personnel in the receiving department and on the clinical floors. The new system has helped NGHS significantly decrease software licensing costs and simplify data collection and integration efforts, while improving patient service levels.

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Having a better grasp of its received inventory helps NGHS to know exactly where these critical items are located and when they are available, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. That knowledge reduced necessary medical inventory investments while also improving patient access to those important items.

Denver-based CIBER, an international systems integrator, designed a hardware and software solution that solved these problems while accommodating NGHS's budget. CIBER started with the Lawson Mobile Supply Chain Management application and then provided additional hardware and services to create a fully integrated solution for this common need of healthcare facilities.

CIBER helped NGHS select, acquire, and implement the hardware that would best meet its needs -- an IBM System P server to consolidate and replace two older IBM pSeries network servers, as well as several Motorola MC70 wireless data collection devices and Zebra 105SL barcode printers.

CIBER then managed the entire project, while providing implementation, application, and technical consulting services.

"CIBER's proposal was so comprehensive, yet at the same time it offered value-priced services and infrastructure that fit our budget. It was a tall order that they filled easily," said Bill Foley, Director of Materials Management for NGHS. "Most importantly, their design saved us a great deal of money that would otherwise have been allocated to annual ERP system licensing fees."

"CIBER was excellent to work with. They listened to our challenges, found creative solutions, and worked hard to accommodate our time constraints," said Blanche Ettinger, Project Manager, IT. "The information they provided us on the licensing saved us a great deal of money. Working with CIBER helped us improve our costs while also improving patient care -- this is a win/win situation for NGHS and our patients."

"As healthcare organizations strive to provide better care for patients while at the same time becoming more efficient, we are pleased to bring an advanced supply chain solution to them to help track their assets," said Paul Robson, Vice President of CIBER's Lawson Practice. "Working with NGHS to accomplish this has been a true partnership and a successful collaborative launch."

"By better tracking its inventory, improving par counting, and enhancing inventory cycle counting, NGHS can pass those efficiencies to its patients in the form of superior healthcare," said Eric Borcherding, Vice President of CIBER's Technology Solutions Practice. "This project launch was one of the smoothest that I have ever seen."

NGHS is a non-profit organization that serves the people of northeast Georgia through its two hospital campuses, two long-term care facilities, and its mental health and substance abuse center.

About CIBER, Inc.

CIBER, Inc. is a pure-play international system integration consultancy with superior value-priced services and reliable delivery for both private and government sector clients. CIBER's services are offered globally on a project- or strategic-staffing basis, in both custom and enterprise resource planning (ERP) package environments, and across all technology platforms, operating systems and infrastructures. Founded in 1974 and headquartered in Greenwood Village, Colo., CIBER now serves client businesses from over 60 U.S. offices, 25 European offices and seven offices in Asia/Pacific. Operating in 18 countries, with more than 8,500 employees and annual revenue of approximately $1.2 billion, CIBER and its IT specialists continuously build and upgrade clients' systems to "competitive advantage status." CIBER is included in the Russell 2000 Index and the S&P Small Cap 600 Index. CIBER, the Reliable Global IT Services Partner. http://www.ciber.com/.

Forward-Looking and Cautionary Statements

Statements contained in this release may constitute "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements involve a number of risks, uncertainties and other factors that could cause actual results to differ materially, as discussed in the company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. CIBER undertakes neither intention nor obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements. CIBER and the CIBER logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of CIBER, Inc. Copyright(C) 2008.


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