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Housing Group saves £50,000 a year and improves employee engagement with mobile HR solution from Advanced

Housing Group saves £50,000 a year and improves employee engagement with mobile HR solution from Advanced

Published on: Thursday 27th November, 2014

Spectrum Housing Group is saving over £50,000 each year and improving employee engagement using MobileHR

Compass to launch FE sector’s next generation ERP system

Compass to launch FE sector’s next generation ERP system

Published on: Wednesday 12th November, 2014

Leading further education software provider, Compass Computer Consultants (Compass), an Advanced Computer Software company, today announces it will launch ProUnify, a complete enterprise resource planning (ERP) system.

79 per cent of employees demand social media integration with back-office solutions to improve workplace productivity

Published on: Friday 31st October, 2014

79 per cent of employees in UK mid-market businesses believe social media integration with back-office solutions is essential to improving productivity, employee collaboration, supplier engagement and streamlining recruitment processes. These are key findings of research carried out by Source for Consulting in partnership with Advanced Business Solutions (Advanced).

Advanced Business Solutions provides top ten tips for ensuring big data analytics success

Published on: Wednesday 29th October, 2014

Advanced Business Solutions has published a report offering insight into improving performance through business analytics.

Advanced Business Solutions announces winners of Halo Awards 2014

Published on: Tuesday 28th October, 2014

Advanced Business Solutions (Advanced), a leading business applications and services provider, has announced the winners of the Halo Awards 2014.

Aer Lingus set for mobile strategy take off with Advanced Air Approvals

Aer Lingus set for mobile strategy take off with Advanced Air Approvals

Published on: Thursday 23rd October, 2014

Aer Lingus is implementing Advanced Air Approvals, a suite of mobile apps from Advanced Business Solutions, to support its investment in digital processes and to drive further efficiencies in procurement.

New franchisee network launched by Business First Network gets connected with membership solutions from Advanced NFP

Published on: Tuesday 21st October, 2014

Business First Network, a new business support network for SMEs, has chosen a CRM and membership solution from Advanced NFP (Advanced). It will use Advanced’s Member Strategy solution to manage its members’ data, communication and finances, accessed through Advanced’s online portal Web Connect.

Compass to offer further education providers affordable, super-fast disaster recovery service

Published on: Thursday 16th October, 2014

Compass Computer Consultants (Compass), a leading supplier of education software to the further education (FE) sector, today announces an official partnership agreement with specialist IT disaster recovery provider, Plan B.

Employees demand greater investment in mobile technology to boost workplace productivity

Published on: Monday 13th October, 2014

Almost two-thirds of employees in mid-market businesses in the UK want to see greater investment in mobile technology to access back office systems in order to boost their productivity. This is the key finding of research carried out by Source for Consulting in partnership with leading software provider, Advanced Business Solutions.

Advanced Business Solutions awarded place on prestigious government software framework

Advanced Business Solutions awarded place on prestigious government software framework

Published on: Thursday 9th October, 2014

Leading business applications and services provider, Advanced Business Solutions (Advanced), has been awarded a place on the Crown Commercial Service Corporate Software Solutions framework, which went live on 6th October, 2014.

Compass announces strategic partnership with U-Explore

Published on: Friday 3rd October, 2014

Compass Computer Consultants, a leading supplier of education software, today announces a strategic partnership with U-Explore, one of the country’s largest careers advice and guidance companies.

The Royal College of Psychiatrists streamlines membership and exams services with Advanced NFP solution

Published on: Monday 29th September, 2014

The Royal College of Psychiatrists (RCPsych) has chosen IntegraNG, the CRM, membership and exams management solution from Advanced NFP (Advanced), following a full competitive review process. IntegraNG will become the organisation’s centalised data platform to manage all membership services, including examinations, continual professional development (CPD), finance, marketing, events and training. The decision to implement the IntegraNG solution is part of the RCPsych’s ongoing investment in technology to ensure it delivers maximum value for its membership fees.

NHS trusts must improve inventory management and patient costing analysis to meet savings target, says Advanced

Published on: Tuesday 23rd September, 2014

NHS trusts should replace inefficient inventory management processes and improve patient level costing reporting to achieve the Department of Health’s (DH) procurement efficiency savings target.

University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust selects Cloud Invoicing from Advanced to process 50,000 invoices per year

Published on: Thursday 18th September, 2014

The University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust (the Trust) has implemented Cloud Invoicing, a hosted cloud management solution from Advanced Business Solutions (Advanced) as part of a service improvement and efficiency drive.

Aberdeen City Council to make significant savings per year with cloud invoicing solution from Advanced

Published on: Friday 12th September, 2014

Aberdeen City Council (Aberdeen) is anticipating significant cost savings per annum by implementing Cloud Invoicing, a hosted eInvoicing solution from Advanced Business Solutions (Advanced).

New integrated management reporting system to improve college performance

Published on: Tuesday 9th September, 2014

Oaklands College plans to improve efficiency in management reporting by implementing ProMetrix, an integrated dashboard reporting solution from leading IT provider, Compass Computer Consultants (Compass).

City of Bristol College to improve student engagement and retention with portfolio of Compass solutions

Published on: Thursday 4th September, 2014

City of Bristol College is implementing a portfolio of solutions from Compass Computer Consultants, to increase student engagement and retention levels and boost attendance rates.

The Royal British Legion to modernise services with Advanced NFP solution

Published on: Monday 1st September, 2014

The Royal British Legion has chosen CARE, Advanced NFP’s (Advanced) CRM and membership management solution, to be its single strategic platform for the management of both its fundraising activities and to manage the modernisation of its membership services. The solution will allow the Legion to have a single view of its audience across their areas of engagement with the charity. The implementation of the CARE solution is part of the Legion’s goal to provide a personalised service to its membership base, increase engagement with like-minded people and increase the value of being a member.

Advanced offers top tips for reviewing finance systems to maintain competitive advantage

Published on: Thursday 28th August, 2014

Businesses which fail to conduct regular reviews of finance systems and which continue to rely on outdated legacy software risk hindering performance and are putting longevity at risk, according to software provider, Advanced Business Solutions.

Newcastle-under-Lyme College rolls-out self-assessment solution to improve Ofsted reporting

Newcastle-under-Lyme College rolls-out self-assessment solution to improve Ofsted reporting

Published on: Wednesday 27th August, 2014

Newcastle-under-Lyme College has gone live this summer with an online solution to streamline the self-assessment of its courses.

The Federation of Small Businesses goes live with Advanced NFP’s CRM and membership solution

Published on: Wednesday 20th August, 2014

The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) has gone live with its new CRM, membership and sales management solution from Advanced NFP (Advanced). The implementation of the IntegraNG solution, which involved a large scale and complex data migration process of the FSB’s 325,000 members and contacts, met its ambitious target to go live without any interruption to its membership services.

Advanced provides top five tips for predictive analytics success

Published on: Wednesday 13th August, 2014

Predicting with confidence how a business scenario may turn out no longer requires a crystal ball.

New College Durham undergoes back office restructure supported by Advanced’s software

New College Durham undergoes back office restructure supported by Advanced’s software

Published on: Tuesday 12th August, 2014

New College Durham, a further and higher education provider in the north east of England, has just completed a reorganisation of its back office departments following the implementation of a finance system with integrated electronic workflow and document management from Advanced Business Solutions (Advanced).

Nacro introduces employee self-servicing using Advanced’s HR software

Published on: Wednesday 6th August, 2014

Nacro, a leading crime reduction charity, has introduced employee self-service using OpenHR from Advanced Business Solutions. All personnel can now access the HR system remotely via a secure virtual private network (VPN) to update personal information held within their own records.

Advanced software is just the ticket for charities and membership organisations

Published on: Friday 1st August, 2014

Advanced Business Solutions (Advanced) today announces that its Donor Strategy and Advanced Web ticketing products can now be integrated to create a powerful solution for not-for-profit organisations. Charities, membership and arts & heritage organisations will now be able to integrate the web-based ticketing solution with the Advanced donor management CRM solution, to give better control of fundraising and membership management alongside the ability to set up and sell tickets and promote events from their own branded website.

Advanced Business Solutions launches OpenMobile Expenses application for smartphones and tablets

Advanced Business Solutions launches OpenMobile Expenses application for smartphones and tablets

Published on: Tuesday 22nd July, 2014

Advanced Business Solutions (Advanced), a market leading provider of business applications and services, today announces the launch of its OpenMobile Expenses application (app).

Data insights are key to proving the value of the membership fee say UK membership bodies

Published on: Tuesday 22nd July, 2014

With the proliferation of free information and guidance online, what is the real value of a membership fee in 2014? According to some of the UK’s best known and respected membership organisations, the not-for-profit industry risks losing out if it does not harness membership data and use the insight from it to engage with members in a more relevant and personalised way.

Hastings Direct to gain greater financial control with a budgeting and planning solution from Advanced

Published on: Tuesday 1st July, 2014

Hastings Direct, one of the UK’s fastest growing insurance providers, has gone live with IBM Cognos TM1 from Advanced Business Solutions.

Advanced showcases its budget and forecasting solution at CIPFA Annual Conference

Published on: Thursday 26th June, 2014

Local authorities are increasingly aware of the need to replace spreadsheets with smarter, more versatile ways of working that are also capable of delivering significant cost savings. As we’ll demonstrate at the show, our Collaborative Planning solution is consistently proving it can do this.

On Logistics chooses Advanced WMS to support three year growth strategy

Published on: Thursday 26th June, 2014

On Logistics chooses Advanced WMS to support three year growth strategy

Oil industry supplier Sparrows drives down costs with Advanced’s payroll system

Published on: Wednesday 25th June, 2014

Aberdeen-based oil and gas industry supplier, Sparrows, has driven down costs by implementing new payroll software from Advanced Business Solutions (Advanced).

“Becoming data-centric is the key to survival” leading UK charities issue call to action to galvanise NFP sector

Published on: Tuesday 24th June, 2014

Charities and membership bodies stand to become obsolete if they don’t become more data-centric, claimed some of the UK’s biggest charities, speaking at a recent industry event hosted by leading software provider, Advanced NFP.

Advanced’s HR and payroll software is key to Chesterton Humbert’s restructuring plans

Published on: Thursday 19th June, 2014

Advanced’s HR and payroll software is key to Chesterton Humbert’s restructuring plans

Advanced NFP Gift Aid portal processes donations worth £100 Million in six months

Published on: Thursday 12th June, 2014

Advanced NFP’s Gift Aid portal has helped its charity customers to process over £100 million in charitable donations in the last six months and reclaim tax of over £25 million. This demonstrates its ability to get charities up and running quickly with the new online Gift Aid processing requirements for HMRC, which came into force in September 2013. The new requirements for online processing include significant data cleansing processes for organisations to ensure the claim is validated at the time of submission.

Logistics firm selects IT system from Advanced to help grow its e-commerce fulfilment operation

Published on: Wednesday 4th June, 2014

FDD, a leading supplier of health and beauty products to retailers across the UK, has chosen a warehouse management system (WMS) from Advanced Business Solutions to help grow its rapidly expanding e-commerce fulfilment operation.

Compass launches online self-assessment solution for colleges

Compass launches online self-assessment solution for colleges

Published on: Wednesday 4th June, 2014

Compass Computer Consultants, an Advanced Computer Software Group company, today announces the launch of ProSAR - a solution that helps colleges to streamline the self-assessment of their courses. ProSAR is the latest solution in an 11-strong suite of products, which is used by more than 90 per cent of colleges in England.

Fire Authority goes live with Advanced’s budgeting system integrated into SAP to ensure effective financial planning

Published on: Wednesday 4th June, 2014

Buckinghamshire and Milton Keynes Fire Authority has gone live with a budgeting and forecasting system from Advanced Business Solutions (Advanced) to ensure effective financial planning.

Advanced provides five top tips for businesses looking to replace their HR system

Published on: Monday 2nd June, 2014

Finding the right human resources (HR) system to replace an outdated or cumbersome legacy HR solution can prove a minefield

Essex County Council appoints Advanced to support its finance management system

Published on: Friday 16th May, 2014

Essex County Council (ECC) has appointed leading software and IT services supplier, Advanced Computer Software Group plc (Advanced), to host its financial management system, e5.

RIF Logistics plans for sustained growth after installing new WMS from Advanced

Published on: Thursday 15th May, 2014

3PL provider says automation will reduce data entry time by 50%

Accrington & Rossendale College to save time and money with new finance solution from Advanced Business Solutions

Published on: Thursday 1st May, 2014

Finance staff now better able to focus on core financial objectives

Gartner’s market share report ranks Advanced Computer Software’s finance software fourth in UK

Published on: Monday 28th April, 2014

Advanced Computer Software Group’s (Advanced’s) financial management software (FMS) has been ranked as having the fourth largest market share in the UK by leading analyst firm Gartner

Advanced advises businesses to leave time to plan for major changes to European bank payments

Published on: Wednesday 16th April, 2014

Leading software provider Advanced Business Solutions (Advanced) is urging UK companies not to ignore new EU legislation that will cause significant changes to the way banks process payments in euro currency denominations.

Advanced Business Solutions provides top five tips for traceability in the logistics sector

Published on: Thursday 10th April, 2014

Advanced Business Solutions provides top five tips for traceability in the logistics sector

OpenPeople payroll software users report 99.9% success rate for RTI online

Published on: Friday 4th April, 2014

New figures released by *HMRC reveal that organisations which use OpenPeople payroll software from Advanced Business Solutions (Advanced), are recording success rates for Real Time Information (RTI) submissions ahead of the national average.

Advanced Computer Software Group plc acquires ConsultCRM

Published on: Wednesday 2nd April, 2014

Advanced Computer Software Group plc (Advanced), a leading provider of healthcare and business management software and services, today announces that it has acquired Microsoft Dynamics CRM practice, ConsultCRM.

Poor data management and analysis is the “single biggest threat” to Not-for-Profit organisations

Published on: Thursday 27th March, 2014

96% of Not-for-Profit (NFP) organisations, including charities and membership bodies, are struggling to manage, decipher and capitalise on the terabytes of data they hold about their members and supporters, according to research published today by Advanced.

Advanced Business Solutions signs strategic partnership agreement with GHX UK

Published on: Wednesday 12th March, 2014

Advanced Business Solutions (Advanced), a market leading business applications and service provider, has signed a strategic partnership agreement with GHX UK (GHX), an award-winning developer of supply chain management and e-procurement solutions for the healthcare sector.

Best of breed membership CRM solution for the IBMS

Published on: Tuesday 11th March, 2014

The Institute of Biomedical Science (IBMS or the Institute) has chosen Integra, Advanced NFP’s CRM and membership management solution, to improve services and internal processes. The implementation of the Integra solution is part of the IBMS’ vision to provide a broad range of services to its members including offering the latest industry-specific examinations and qualifications. The technology will help automate its services and drive engagement with members online.

Redbridge College selects Advanced Computer Software Group’s cloud-based accounting software to reduce costs and streamline processes

Published on: Monday 10th March, 2014

Redbridge College (Redbridge) has appointed leading software and IT services supplier, Advanced Computer Software Group plc (Advanced) to host its entire financial accounting system in the cloud. The College plans to migrate its finance system, which includes workflow engine, eBIS and document management technology, to the cloud by May 2014.

Advanced Business Solutions to showcase warehouse and supply chain management solutions at Foodex

Published on: Friday 28th February, 2014

Advanced will unveil a new white paper at the show, which highlights the importance of food traceability within the supply chain.

Advanced launches next generation finance system for mobile workers

Published on: Wednesday 26th February, 2014

New release designed with mobile, cloud and social technology at its core

Port of Tyne predicts £70,000 saving after upgrading its Warehouse Management System

Published on: Tuesday 25th February, 2014

Port of Tyne predicts £70,000 saving after upgrading its Warehouse Management System

Advanced expands solutions for fundraising and membership organisations

Published on: Tuesday 11th February, 2014

Leading software provider, Advanced NFP (Advanced), has announced an expanded range of solutions for the not-for-profit sector. The news follows demand from its customer base for a generic, intuitive CRM solution with a specialist fundraising or membership management system on an “as needed” basis. Advanced will also introduce a Microsoft Dynamics™ CRM interface to its leading fundraising and membership solution and will be hosting a seminar at CHASE 2014 to examine the hybrid approach. Organisations really can have their cake and eat it, without incurring a hefty bill for a bespoke project to provide the specialist functionality they require.

Advanced continues to grow in the NFP market

Published on: Tuesday 11th February, 2014

More than 40 new organisations have gone live with Advanced NFP’s (Advanced) CRM fundraising and membership solutions since its acquisition by Advanced Computer Software Group plc in March 2013. Its fundraising and membership customer base has grown by customer wins including Victim Support, Bristol Aero Collection Trust, MS Support, Royal Geographical Society (RGS-IBS), Federation of Small Business (FSB), Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), the Chartered Institute of Loss Adjusters (CILA), Hire Association Europe Ltd and the Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn.

2014 is a crunch year for medium-sized businesses to plan for auto enrolment

Published on: Monday 10th February, 2014

Advanced Business Solutions is advising medium sized businesses to install pension auto-enrolment payroll software sooner rather than later to avoid fines.

Advanced Business Solutions to showcase Warehouse and Supply Chain Management solution at Logistics Link South

Published on: Wednesday 5th February, 2014

Advanced Business Solutions (Advanced) will be exhibiting its logistics software at Logistics Link South on the 11 and 12 February

North Lanarkshire Leisure prepares for continued growth with finance and resource management suite from Advanced Business Solutions

Published on: Friday 17th January, 2014

North Lanarkshire Leisure Ltd, a charity which delivers sports and leisure services on behalf of Lanarkshire Council in Scotland, has selected Advanced Business Solutions (Advanced) to provide a comprehensive range of best-of-breed finance and resource management solutions. These include OpenAccounts, OpenHR, OpenPeople, RealFlair, OpenPlanning plus integrated stock control, document management and business intelligence/reporting applications. Advanced was one of five suppliers considered for the project.

Advanced NFP strides ahead with Donor Strategy

Published on: Thursday 16th January, 2014

Over 20 British charities have selected Advanced NFP’s Donor Strategy system for their CRM and fundraising management requirement in the last 12 months. Charities include The Sutton Trust, Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway, The Rifles Regimental Trust’s ‘Care for Casualties’ Appeal, Victim Support, MS Support Centre, The Cathedral Archer Project and the Bristol Aero Collection Trust (BACT).

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