Are you seeking a contract, a supplier, a deliverable? Achatpédia is at hand!


Jean-Michel Arnaud

Jean-Michel Arnaud Group Purchasing Division

Mathilde Bréard

Mathilde Bréard Group Purchasing Division

Dominique Hamon

Dominique Hamon Group Purchasing Division

Delphine Réchauchère

Delphine Réchauchère EDF Hydro

In a word

Achatpédia simplifies access to purchasing information – paperwork, contracts, suppliers, buyers contacts – for all users who need it.

The project

Achatpédia is a search engine that brings together all purchasing related information: suppliers, active contracts, products available, and contacts in the Group Purchasing Division, in Accounts, and among purchasers.

Thanks to a simple user-friendly design, a document sharing space, an intelligent search engine and an integrated hotline, this innovation makes daily routines easier for all employees tasked with a purchase: purchasers, assistants, purchasing advisors, project coordinators, procurement officers, industrial policy managers, etc.

With Achatpédia, no more muddling through and no more wasting time! All information is centralised in one single system. Data is updated on a daily basis. Employees are able to quickly find reliable information, wherever it may be located (VEOL, PGI, Dauphin).

This system was designed and engineered in-house, drawing on user feedback. Achatpédia therefore addresses real issues and real needs. In less than 6 months, Achatpédia has already attracted more than 4000 users, purely by word of mouth!

The Achatpédia team now wants to develop ‘My purchasing status’, a personal dashboard for tracking your purchases at every stage, for controlling your budget, for raising questions, and for identifying a procurement officer. The goal is for Achatpédia to become the official system for communicating with the purchasing, procurement and accounts sectors.

In addition, other Group subsidiaries, in particular Renewables, have shown interest in this innovation.

Why is this a game changer ?

Time saving
employees spend less time looking for information, and can focus on key tasks.
A financial gain of 1.6 million euros per year
via a reduction in non-contract purchases, thanks to a better understanding of markets.
20 000
potential users within EDF SA.

EDF Pulse Internal Awards Calendar


6 January 2020

Launch of the 7th edition of the EDF Pulse Internal Awards.

31 January 2020

Registration closes. 330 files received.

11 March – 13 March 2020

Selection of the 24 finalist projects by the selection committees.

23 March 2020

Announcement of the 24 finalist teams

2 November – 1st December 2020

Employees vote for their favorite project.

12 January - 13 January 2021

Finalists coaching.

13 January 2021

Auditions before the members of the Group's Executive Committee. Awards ceremony.

13 January 2021

Revelation of the 7 winners!