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Gentoo buys our eProcurement solution - Panacea Sourcing

Gentoo is an award-winning housing association, providing homes for more than 60,000 people in Sunderland.  One of the largest employers in the region, Gentoo has a clear social purpose. They not only build and provide housing to meet the needs of local people, they also provide invaluable services to young people, victims of social abuse, elderly residents and those seeking employment, not to mention well-being services for all their residents. 

We are thrilled to be working with Gentoo to provide them with an integrated eProcurement solution for:

  • Sourcing (to procure, tender and award all their contracts)

  • Contract management

  • Supplier relationship management

  • Performance and compliance management


With clear plans and working models in place, Gentoo’s procurement team’s ambitions for a truly effective solution align comfortably with our own.  They are highly motivated and keen to embrace innovation and to make best use of our software.  With clear objectives, we are working together to implement an efficient, intuitive and effective software solution to enable Gentoo to consistently achieve best value, quality and compliance across all their contracts.


On their website, Gentoo sets out their vision as “Great homes - Strong Communities - Inspired people” (, and states that the dedication, skill and energy of their staff underpins their organisation’s uniqueness and strength.  We have found this to be true in all our dealings with Gentoo so far.  Indeed, the skill, energy and drive of their procurement team is evident from the moment you meet them.

The team at Panacea Software have provided excellent support during the implementation of our solution and throughout the duration of our contract. They take the time to understand our requirements and objectives in detail and offer considered and effective resolutions to our queries. The team have worked closely with us to ensure we are making efficient use of the functionality to meet our needs and are very open to ideas and changes to develop and enhance the system, that not only benefits Gentoo but other users.

— Mark Jenkinson, Procurement Lead Gentoo
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