There’s not long to go now until the new CNECT website goes live on Monday June 6th, and we can’t wait for you to see it!
A lot of consideration has gone into the website, and helpful and valuable feedback we’ve received from members has informed the direction of our thinking. Our primary goal, though, was simple: to better meet the needs of our members and make it easier for them to access exclusive savings and supply chain solutions.
To achieve this goal, we’ve loaded the website with a series of features that enhance the CNECT member experience. In this blog post, we’ll highlight some of those features and explain how they benefit you.
The CNECT Member Portal
One of the most exciting features of our new website is the member portal. It’s an exclusive, members-only area that is tailored to provide information specific to the user. For example, for a community health center (CHC) member, the portal will only show information that is relevant to CHCs. The same goes for other classes of trade, including commercial businesses, educational institutions, physicians, ambulatory surgery centers, and other healthcare organizations.
In addition to providing an entirely member-centric experience, the portal has a selection of other beneficial features.
Top Contracts Pages
CNECT is proud to have built up a portfolio of more than 3,000 contracts. However, with so many options to choose from, it can be difficult for members to know who they can save with and what they can save on. Now, with the ‘Top Contracts’ pages, savings opportunities are at your fingertips.
For each class of trade, we’ve collected the most popular contracts with our members in that industry and placed them on a dedicated page. Comprising around 40 different contracts, the pages give you an insight into how members just like you are maximizing their savings with CNECT. Each contract also has its own individual page providing information such as:
- The products and services available.
- The percentage savings you can make.
- How the contract adds value to your organization.
- How the pricing tier we’ve secured on your behalf provides cost savings.
- How to connect to the contract.
A.P. List Analyses and Cost Comparisons
Evidencing the breadth of our contract portfolio isn’t the only way we can help you discover new savings opportunities. Through the member portal you can request a cost comparison or an accounts payable list analysis.
With a cost comparison, we’ll evaluate the prices you’re paying for the products you purchase and compare them with the prices you can access through CNECT. When we’re able to provide a better price, we’ll let you know.
The A.P. list analysis enables us to identify if you’re missing out on savings with suppliers you’re already using. To request an analysis, you just need to fill out the form on the member portal homepage, attach your accounts payable list, and submit it to us. Our team will then conduct the analysis and highlight any savings you could make.
At CNECT, we’re always trying to help our members maximize their savings, and providing promotional offers is a great way to do it. For the first time, you’ll have the opportunity to view all the limited-time promotions available to you in one single place. From your member portal, navigate to the ‘Promotions’ page and you’ll discover all the current opportunities for you to reduce your spending through CNECT.
Access to All Our Member Resources
As part of our commitment to supporting our members, we’ve been sharing knowledge and insights for a while now, in the form of blog posts, newsletters, and webinars. We understand that newsletters may get lost in an inbox, or that our members might not have time to attend a webinar. Now, we have created a solution.
To make sure you don’t miss any of the helpful resources we produce, we’ve built a centralized repository in the member portal where you can find all our resources. The full archive of CNECT blog posts and newsletters can be found there, as well as recordings of all our member-exclusive webinars. So, whether you want to re-read that article about staffing shortages or catch up on a webinar that clashed with your schedule, you know where to go.
Refreshed Industry-Specific Pages
Although the portal provides a personalized environment for our members, we wanted to ensure that all organizations were able to access information specific to them, too. Through the revitalized industry-specific pages, that’s possible. Dedicated pages are provided for the following industries:
- Ambulatory Surgery Centers
- Commercial Businesses
- Community Health Centers
- Educational Institutions
- Physician Offices
- Other Healthcare Organizations
On each industry-specific page, you will find:
- Savings data, which demonstrates how much our members in that industry save on average.
- The benefits of joining CNECT, relevant to the industry.
- Industry-leading brands members can save with through CNECT.
- A list of product offerings, which presents a sampling of items that can be purchased at discounted prices through CNECT.
Detailed Supplier Pages
You can discover the diversity of CNECT’s procurement partners in more detail with our updated supplier pages. We’ve separated suppliers into four distinct categories — administrative services, facilities and maintenance, healthcare products and services, and supplies and equipment — and 15 sub-categories, making it easier to explore the options available to our members.
Within each sub-category you’ll find information on the type of products and services available.
Your Questions, Answered
You can find answers to your questions on our new FAQs page. Questions we’re often asked are answered in detail, with some providing directions for finding more information if required. The questions cover a variety of topics but are split into three main categories: savings with CNECT, about CNECT, and group purchasing organizations (GPOs).
How You Can Get Involved
If you’re already a CNECT member, you can sign up for your member portal account now!
If you’re not a CNECT member, now is a great time to sign up and secure access to our exclusive savings and supply chain solutions. To start your journey with CNECT, get in touch with us via our contact page and we’ll take you through the entire process.