PRESS RELEASE HPS awards ATi a multi-year contract for RFID Asset and Inventory Management and Services

MIDDLEVILLE, Mich. & ANNAPOLIS, MD:  HPS – a group purchasing organization (GPO) with more than 3,900 members - including 139 acute care and 1,523 non-acute care facilities in 22 states – has signed a multi-year agreement with AdvanTech, Inc. (ATi) – a software developer, leader in the development of Low-Energy Bluetooth (LEB) and passive RFID Asset Tracking solutions, and advanced technology systems integrator¬ – for access to ATi's comprehensive suite of RFID Supply Chain and Asset Management applications, and expense management services.  Through the multi-year agreement effective March 1, 2018, ATi will provide its portfolio of system applications and services to HPS members at extremely discounted rates.

"We are honored and excited to have been selected by HPS and awarded a contract to deliver a suite of advanced software and hardware systems and related services to HPS members.  It is our commitment to deliver very significant value in terms of improved accuracy, visibility and accountability, as well as increased operational efficiency and expense control,” said Robert Bona, ATi’s Chief Executive Officer.

HPS has an expanded contract portfolio and national contracting tiers and pricing for their members. “Our driving passion is in providing value to our members,” said Tom LaPres, President and Chief Executive Officer of HPS.


About HPS

Based in Middleville, Michigan, HPS is a member-owned GPO, established in 1949. Its members come from a variety of fields, namely the medical, senior living, and education fields, as well as camps, municipalities, jails, senior meals operations, and others. In addition to the national contract portfolio from ROi, HPS offers its members access to more than 120 regional contracts, as well as a purchasing program for furniture and equipment, and an in-house interior design program. For more information, visit


About ATI

ATi is an Annapolis MD-based company that was founded in 1996 to drive competitive advantage through implementation of advanced technologies.  They have successfully integrated various advanced technologies across numerous industries. The team at ATi has over 85 years of collective experience in Healthcare, Education, Defense, Security, and Government institutions, as well as Public Corporations and Private Industries. For more information, visit



Virtual Item Manager (RFID or Bar Code Enabled)



Strategic Technology Assessment Report (STAR)

  • Non-Labor Cost Analysis / Inventory Balancing or;
  • Vulnerability Assessments



Asset Manager

Data Visualization


Inventory Manager

RFID Manager


STAR™ – Non-Labor Analysis


Comprehensive non-salary enterprise spend assessment including detailed report highlighting a probable low- and high-range of potential savings based on AdvanTech, Inc.’s experience implementing best expense management practices.


1. Review of Current Non-Labor Expenses

2. Analysis of Medical/Surgical Supply Expenditures

3. Analysis of Non-Medical/Surgical Supply Expenses

4. Analysis of Purchased Service Contracts

5. Inventory Balancing Opportunities

6. Contract Compliance