Gainesville, FL – March 22, 2016 – OPIE Software of Gainesville, Florida and Ottobock of Austin, Texas announced today that the two companies have reached agreement for the North American region of Ottobock to become an Integrated Supplier within the OPIE Purchasing & Inventory System and at Shop@oandp.com. Ottobock is the largest manufacturer in the prosthetic and orthotic field with products and services that cover the spectrum of the O&P, seating and mobility.
The upcoming integration with Ottobock will allow OPIE and Futura Software users as well as visitors to the oandp.com website to view and place electronic orders for the entire range of products available through Ottobock. Key features of this integration include a complete digital catalog, online ordering, order confirmation, inventory availability details, shipping notifications, and account price checks.
"Ottobock has been committed to product innovation for nearly a century," said Matt Swiggum, Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Ottobock North America. "We’ve seen the OPIE Team deliver practice management and product procurement innovation to the industry, and are looking forward to the impact that working together will have. We believe it will simplify the procurement process for the 840 practices OPIE serves."
"Ottobock has been a leader in the O&P profession for decades, and we have talked with them for years about how we might collaborate. To finally reach the right time for both organizations to work together is just amazing," explained Paul Prusakowski, CPO, FAAOP, and CEO of OPIE Software. "The addition of Ottobock to our Purchasing & Inventory System within the next few months means that over 2,000 locations will be able to order the vast majority of their products in a highly efficient, effective manner. In the coming healthcare world, managing your costs will become absolutely critical so the more efficient you can manage your Cost of Materials, the better your chances of succeeding in the value-based reimbursement models."
There will be no additional fees for Futura users, OPIE users, or visitors to oandp.com to access the new Ottobock North America catalog and ordering functionality.
Austin-based Ottobock was established in 1958 in Minnesota as the Americas corporate headquarters of Otto Bock HealthCare, GmbH, based in Duderstadt, Germany. The company has recently relocated to Austin, Texas. Ottobock has 7,000 employees worldwide in 54 branches and produces over 50,000 types of prosthetic and orthotic components, mobility, and rehabilitation products.
About O&P Digital Technologies
O&P Digital Technologies is a leading developer of software systems focused on the orthotics and prosthetics industry. Introduced in 1996, oandp.com is the leading web site focused on O&P topics. The development of the OPIE Software system began in 1999 and has grown dramatically in recent years. The company continues to develop leading-edge technologies to bring software advances to the industry. For more information, visit www.oandp.com