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News from July, 2013

Global Healthcare Products Customer Gives its Supply Management Processes a Shot in the Arm with Aravo Solutions

Tuesday, July 23rd, 2013

Press Release – Aravo

Aravo Customer Realizes Dramatic Savings in Process Cycle Times and Operational Costs

SAN FRANCISCO, CA, July 23, 2013 — Aravo Solutions, Inc., the leading provider of cloud-based Supplier Lifecycle Management (SLM) solutions and Supplier Risk Services (SRS), announced today that a Global Healthcare Products customer has completed an internal analysis of the business benefits realized as a result of its Aravo Supplier Information Management™ (SIM) deployment, and found dramatic improvements across the board.

This multi-billion dollar healthcare supply enterprise was feeling the pain from dependence on an outdated, internally-developed supplier management system. Rapid global expansion had engaged the company with thousands of suppliers. As a result, managing those relationships while also ensuring regulatory compliance, maintaining a diverse supply base, and improving environmental sustainability had become an impossible chore. With over one hundred supply requests each day, using the current system had become unwieldy, prone to errors, and a big waste of time. Supply managers across departments needed an easier way to maintain up-to-date records of existing vendors, ensure accurate payment information, and increase visibility to new suppliers.

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Solar Farm Powers Up, Gives Boost to Ratepayers

Thursday, July 11th, 2013

The Landmark

By Patricia Roy

A hayfield off Wiles Road has moved from one line of farming into another.

The 15-acre parcel is a longtime holding of the Davis family, owners of Davis Dairy and Davis Farmland, once used to feed their cows. Today, the field is filled with nearly 10,000 solar photovoltaic panels, with a total capacity of 2 megawatts (AC), enough to fill the yearly power needs of 400 households.

Residents and local officials toured the facility, officially known as Sterling Solar LLC, on June 27, where electricity has been generated from the solar farm since January. Sterling Municipal Light Department is purchasing the power under a 20-year agreement.

The project is co-owned by Canadian Solar, a leading solar power company, and INDU Solar Holdings, a joint venture between subsidiaries of Duke Energy and Integrys Energy Services. Another entity, Community Energy Solar, developed the ground-mounted photovoltaic installations constructed by yet another company, groSolar.

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