Datasym and NHS Supply Chain collaborate to provide direct link to Menumark

Electronic link eliminates the need for hospital catering managers to re-key when ordering food and ingredients.

Portsmouth, UK : 01 July 2009. Datasym UK, leaders in hospital catering management solutions, today announced an electronic link between its Menumark software and the NHS Supply Chain procurement system that will allow Hospitals and Trusts to order food and ingredients directly from within Menumark, eliminating the need to run two systems and re-key information.

Chris Jones, Managing Director at Datasym UK, said “We are always looking for ways to innovate and provide our customers with easier ways of working. This direct link between Menumark and NHS Supply Chain procurement is a great example of our continuous focus on delivering real commercial benefits, and is just one of the reasons why so many hospitals are still working with us – decades on”

Terry Reeves, Catering Manager at Royal Bournemouth and Christchurch Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust comments “We very much welcome this development. Being able to order our NHS Supply Chain food and ingredients directly from within Menumark will save us a lot of time and duplicated effort”

Gareth Jones, Catergory Manager for Food at NHS Supply Chain, adds “As the recognised market leader it made perfect sense to collaborate with Datasym to build a direct integration with Menumark. The system automatically updates the Menumark database with our unique product and account codes making ordering food and ingredients a simple one step process”

Datasym Menumark was the first hospital catering software in the UK, and is now installed at over 300 Hospitals and Trusts. The solution provides hospital catering managers with everything they need to successfully manage their operations including stock control, menu collation, point of sale and bedside meal ordering. Menumark also provides an instant real time snap-shot of gross profit, patient feeding costs, nutritional content and recipe costing, and centralises all the information required for successful ERIC returns.

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