Initial situation

  • Customer wanted to have access to a wide stock range without financing costs or the need for its own procurement organization
  • Easy connectivity to HP Online Store
  • Access to manufacturer inventory at ALSO


  • Secure product availability
  • No inventory financing costs
  • Strategic procurement, supplier contacts and assortment remain in the competency of the customer


  • Customer utilizes ALSO‘s core competency in commercial business
  • ALSO takes responsibility for procurement pro cesses, handling of for eign currencies and in ventory valuations
  • Interface connectivity to the customer‘s ERP

Customer benefits

  • Product availability is professionally guaranteed
  • Inventory financing costs are minimized
  • Comprehensive offering in the HP Online Store without the need for its own operative procurement organization
  • Price negotiations remain autonomous

“ALSO‘s purchasing solution allows us to outsource our entire operative procurement process to an experienced and reliable partner. It minimized our stock financing costs while ensuring continuous product availability. And we maintain full control over strategic decisions in the process.”

Adrian Müller
Country General Manager Printing and Personal Systems
HP Schweiz GmbH