Zoetis-OpenVPMS collaboration on stock control?

Zoetis recently decided to sell products direct to vets rather than thru traditional vet suppliers, with no consultation in advance. This has caused significant difficulties with extra time wasted on stock control where previously OpenVPMS was fully integrated with most suppliers, in our case Provet. Zoetis claim that integration with OpenVPMS is a "high priority". Can you advise if there has been any contact from Zoetis regarding this important matter?

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Re: Zoetis-OpenVPMS collaboration on stock control?

Hi Jim,

I had some conversation with Zoetis in early October and they were definitely intending to expedite development of a ESCI interface to allow electronic ordering through OpenVPMS.  I also had some conversations with their developers up until a few weeks ago.  I will check the status of the development.  Hopefully they are close ...



Re: Zoetis-OpenVPMS collaboration on stock control?


Wondering if you can download Zoetis invoices into OpenVPMS yet?

Also will CH2 ever be integrated with OpenVPMS?


Re: Zoetis-OpenVPMS collaboration on stock control?

Integrating with Open requires the provider(in this case CH2) invest some time and money and give consideration to the value that integration provides to their customers.    

They need to consider how many clinics use the software and would integration be a point of marketing for them.

If thier current userbase is very low - I highly doubt it work the time for them to invest.  

Zoetis on the other hand burned a lot of bridges with the direct sales route they took.   I also put money on the fact this change is being watched very very closesly internationally (Australia is the first market they have adopted this approach)  As a result it is in thier interest for the consumer (in this case Vets) to love what they are doing and right now my impression from discussions with colleges is that the overall role out has been a PITA.  I would put money on the market share of the Clav v Generic amoxyclav has dropped 


Anyway I think Zoetis will get there...soonish 

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