Alpharetta-based logistics software developer RedPrairie Corp. has reached a deal to install its warehousing and workforce management product in 38 hospitals throughout Northern Ireland.
RedPrairie is selling the program to Cobham, U.K.-based health services IT company Advanced Computer Software Group plc, which has a contract to replace logistics software throughout the province’s healthcare system.
The 10-year, $26.7 million deal between Advanced and Northern Ireland’s Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety is part of a government effort to lower costs in this area.
The RedPrairie software is designed to streamline the movement of everything from surgical equipment to food between warehouses and hospitals. Among other applications, it will be used in hand-held devices called RF terminals that enable individual employees to reorder supplies.
RedPrairie’s European headquarters in Stokenchurch, U.K., is handling the transaction, but the company is sending a team to Belfast, Northern Ireland’s capital, to assist with implementation. The system is expected to go live this summer.
Financial details of the RedPrairie-Advanced transaction were not disclosed.