The Challenge

Before choosing Corcentric, “Grand Ouest” airport (part of Vinci Airports since 2011) faced purchasing challenges. The procurement function was being managed by end users, with no tools available to help them with that initiative.

In 2004, the airport was looking for a solution to help manage the purchasing process, while also providing access to accurate data to facilitate negotiation with suppliers and other collaborators. The main goals were to centralize the purchasing function and to improve visibility. “Corcentric covers the entire scope of our operational needs,” says Jean Pervenche, IT Manager, Vinci Airports.

The Solution

After short-listing several procurement software providers, “Grand Ouest” airport selected Corcentric based on its advanced innovation and functionality. In 2004, Corcentric was already ahead of the curve by being a cloud solution. The ease of use, autonomy and visibility provided by the solution were some of the criteria leading to our selection.

The application was quickly deployed to 250+ users. Since then, Corcentric has been improving compliance by implementing dynamic approval workflows managing purchase requests, catalogs, purchase orders and more. Because Corcentric keeps on innovating and adding new features, the Corcentric Procurement Solution has been answering the evolving needs of Vinci Airports.

The Results

By covering all their business requirements, Corcentric helps Vinci Airports et Aéroports du Grand Ouest to streamline their purchasing process. Since 2004, the tool has been evolving to answer new challenges. The intuitive interface and the scope of the application have been the main factors in helping the group reach their goals.

“As an administrator, Corcentric gives you greater control than any other provider.”

– Cécile Taraud, Purchasing Manager, “Grand Ouest” airport

Corcentric also enables users by making purchase requests a breeze while providing them with greater visibility.

Vinci Airports continues to partner with Corcentric and upgraded to a newer version of the Procurement solution in order to expand the application across multiple locations to further consolidate purchasing activities. “As an administrator, Corcentric gives you greater control than any other provider,” says Cécile Taraud, Purchasing Manager, “Grand Ouest” airport.




Solutions Deployed

  • Procurement
  • Invoice Management
  • Financial Management

About the company

Vinci Airports is an international organization within the airport industry. By ensuring the functioning and development of its airports, the company reveals a 50 million passengers’ traffic and a $650 millions turnover in 2013.

World HQ

Rueil-Malmaison, France


€4.9 billion in revenue in 2019


Transportation & Public Utilities



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