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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).

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).

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

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 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.

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

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 Business Solutions shortlisted for prestigious Business Finance Award

Published on: Tuesday 17th December, 2013

Market leading business applications and services provider, Advanced Business Solutions (Advanced), is a finalist in the Business Finance Awards 2014. The winners will be announced at an awards ceremony on 12 March 2014 at the Royal Garden Hotel in London.

Advanced Business Solutions procurement software plays part in Aer Lingus’s double award success

Advanced Business Solutions procurement software plays part in Aer Lingus’s double award success

Published on: Wednesday 11th December, 2013

Advanced Business Solutions (Advanced) customer, Aer Lingus, has won two awards in The National Procurement Awards 2013 (Ireland) for iBuy, a web-based procurement portal which has been developed using e5 procurement and reporting software from Advanced. Aer Lingus was presented with the Overall Excellence in Procurement and Best Use of Technology Awards for its iBuy solution on December 4 at The Doubletree Hilton in Dublin.

Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust transforms financial management processes with Advanced Business Solutions software

Published on: Monday 2nd December, 2013

Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust (ICHT) has transformed its financial management and planning processes with software from Advanced Business Solutions (Advanced), as part of the ‘Building World Class Finance Programme’. ICHT launched the programme in September 2011 to turnaround a significant financial deficit and support the Trust’s application for NHS Foundation Trust status.

Report shows care sector’s reluctance to adopt new technology is the biggest barrier to profitability

Published on: Wednesday 27th November, 2013

69% of care managers agree that failing to adopt technology is the biggest barrier to profitable growth

Food traceability will become more important for the supply chain industry, warns Advanced Business Solutions

Published on: Thursday 21st November, 2013

Leading software provider, Advanced Business Solutions (Advanced), is advising supply chain logistics companies that unless they invest in the right technology to improve traceability, they risk damaging consumer confidence.

Advanced Business Solutions announces winners of Halo Awards 2013

Published on: Monday 18th November, 2013

Advanced Business Solutions (Advanced), a market leading business applications and services provider, has announced the winners of the Halo Awards 2013. The seven winners were announced at Advanced’s annual customer conference which was recently held at etc. Venues conference centre in London.

Advanced Business Solutions finance system plays part in Aberdeen City Council’s £5 million savings

Published on: Friday 15th November, 2013

Aberdeen City Council has praised Advanced Business Solutions’ (Advanced) financial management system for playing a part in helping the council to achieve a £5 million budget saving

Advanced Business Solutions awarded place on G-Cloud 4

Published on: Monday 11th November, 2013

Leading business applications and services provider, Advanced Business Solutions (Advanced), has been awarded a place on G-Cloud 4, the Government’s latest cloud procurement framework

Advanced Business Solutions wins Progress App Development Challenge 2013

Published on: Thursday 10th October, 2013

Advanced Business Solutions (Advanced), a market leading provider of business applications (apps) and services has been named as the winner of Progress’ App Development Challenge 2013.

82% of public sector finance staff believe existing processes are efficient but nearly 50% are still using spreadsheets

Published on: Tuesday 8th October, 2013

82% of public sector finance staff believe existing processes are efficient but nearly 50% are still using spreadsheets. Advanced survey shows lack of awareness around effective budgeting and forecasting in the public sector

Doncaster Borough Council goes live with finance management system from Advanced Business Solutions supporting £109 million efficiency drive

Published on: Tuesday 1st October, 2013

Doncaster Borough Council is implementing an integrated procurement and financial management system (FMS) from Advanced Business Solutions (Advanced) which will help with the authority’s strategic plan to save £109 million by 2016/17.

Employer pension contribution spend set to outweigh pension auto-enrolment costs

Published on: Friday 27th September, 2013

Leading software provider, Advanced Business Solutions (Advanced) is advising businesses that the cost of making contributions to employee pension plans will significantly outweigh the cost of implementing the new pensions auto-enrolment (PAE) scheme.

Advanced Business Solutions delivers eleventh-hour IT project ‘rescue’ for Moray Council

Published on: Tuesday 17th September, 2013

The council, which had been using an external managed service, decided to bring its finance management system back in-house to reduce running costs following severe public sector cutbacks. However, the migration project risked being derailed when the service provider went into administration earlier this year.

Advanced Business Solutions reaches finals of British Accountancy Awards 2013

Advanced Business Solutions reaches finals of British Accountancy Awards 2013

Published on: Wednesday 11th September, 2013

Advanced Business Solutions (Advanced), a market leading business applications and services provider, has made the shortlist in the Client Software Product of the Year category in the British Accountancy Awards 2013.

Advanced Business Solutions provides top ten predictions on the future of third party logistics

Advanced Business Solutions provides top ten predictions on the future of third party logistics

Published on: Wednesday 4th September, 2013

The third party logistics (3PL) landscape has altered significantly in the last decade and is tipped to experience further growth and change as mobile technologies and ‘smart’ working practices develop.

Advanced Business Solutions shortlisted for prestigious Payroll World Award

Published on: Tuesday 3rd September, 2013

Market leading business applications and services provider, Advanced Business Solutions (Advanced), is a finalist in the Software Product of the Year category of the Payroll World Awards 2013. The winners will be announced on 24 October at a ceremony at London’s Millennium Hotel, Mayfair.

Leading HR software provider warns of huge fines over pension auto-enrolment

Published on: Wednesday 28th August, 2013

Leading software provider, Advanced Business Solutions (Advanced) is warning businesses, which are still not compliant with pension auto-enrolment that they will face steep fines if they fail to act soon. This follows The Pensions Regulator’s (TPR) recent warning to businesses unlikely to achieve compliance before the next wave of deadlines this autumn.

Advanced Business Solutions debuts ‘Advanced Air Approvals’ app on iTunes

Published on: Wednesday 21st August, 2013

Advanced Business Solutions (Advanced), a market leading provider of business applications (apps) and services, announces the launch of its Advanced Air Approvals application in response to increasing demand from customers. The app will be available for download from the iTunes store from today.

Advanced showcases end-to-end supply chain management solution at the Temperature Controlled Storage & Distribution Show

Published on: Wednesday 7th August, 2013

Advanced Business Solutions (Advanced) is showcasing its end-to-end supply chain management (SCM) solution on stand G20 at the Temperature Controlled Storage & Distribution (TCS&D) show at Peterborough Arena, Peterborough (18-19 September 2013). The show will feature a large collection of refrigerated vehicles, as well as a wealth of other products and services for chilled and frozen logistics.

Advanced paper offers top tips for successful ‘Talent Management’

Published on: Wednesday 10th July, 2013

Advanced Business Solutions (Advanced), a market-leading provider of business applications and services, has commissioned a white paper which explores the increasing importance of ‘talent management’ in the HR field. The paper looks at how an organisation can maximise efforts to attract, mould and retain the best people in the current financial climate and as employee expectations continue to change.

Kent County Council gains greater financial control with Advanced's budgeting and forecasting system

Published on: Monday 8th July, 2013

Kent County Council, the largest local government authority in the country, has considerably improved financial control since implementing a budgeting and forecasting system from Advanced Business Solutions (Advanced) in July 2012. Collaborative Planning is currently being used by 300 budget holders and, following the success of the project, will be fully rolled out to approximately 800 users across the council, by March 2014.

Advanced demonstrates the power of its budget and forecasting solution at CIPFA Annual Conference

Published on: Thursday 4th July, 2013

Advanced Business Solutions (Advanced), a market leading business applications and services provider, will demonstrate its budgeting and forecasting solution, Collaborative Planning, on stand 11 at the CIPFA (Chartered Institute of Public Finance & Accountancy) Annual Conference at The Novotel London West Hotel, on the 10-11 July 2013. For the first time, Advanced will introduce the ‘lean mean budgeting machine’, an interactive robot which will be on the stand for the first day of the conference to promote the benefits of the software.

Advanced Business Solutions discusses significance of sharing services at Civil Service Live 2013

Published on: Thursday 27th June, 2013

Advanced Business Solutions (Advanced), a market leading business applications and services provider is presenting at Civil Service Live which is taking place at Olympia, London on 2 and 3 July 2013. Advanced is exhibiting on stand 20 and will present the benefits of back office shared services in 'The Way We Work Hub'.

Cheshire West and Chester Council saves £1 million with Collaborative Planning from Advanced Business Solutions

Published on: Wednesday 19th June, 2013

Cheshire West and Chester Council has saved £1 million with budget and forecasting solution, Collaborative Planning from Advanced Business Solutions (Advanced). The council has been using the Collaborative Planning solution since January 2012 and has exceeded its original savings target of £500,000.

Hertsmere Borough Council saves £122,000 with Advanced's financial management system

Published on: Monday 17th June, 2013

Hertsmere Borough Council has reported savings of £122,000 per annum as a result of implementing financial management system, eFinancials, from Advanced Business Solutions (Advanced). These savings represent 16.2% of Hertsmere’s departmental net budget.

Advanced Business Solutions launches its latest version of HR product suite at HR Software Show

Published on: Thursday 6th June, 2013

Advanced Business Solutions (Advanced), a market leading business applications and services provider, will preview the latest version of its Human Capital Management (HCM) product suite on stand H50 at the HR Software Show at Olympia, London on 19 and 20 June 2013.

Brentwood Borough Council implements Advanced finance suite to centralise procurement and improve budget management

Published on: Wednesday 29th May, 2013

Brentwood Borough Council has selected a new finance management system from Advanced Business Solutions (Advanced) as part of a drive to expedite supplier payments and improve control over procurement and budget management. Over 100 employees will use the new system.

Warrington Borough Council to reduce financial reporting time from three months to two weeks with Advanced's budgeting and forecasting solution

Published on: Monday 20th May, 2013

Warrington Borough Council is implementing a budgeting and forecasting solution from Advanced Business Solutions (Advanced) which will reduce financial reporting time from three months to two weeks. Collaborative Planning will integrate with the council’s SAP finance system and the first phase of the project will go live in October 2013.

Advanced Business Solutions awarded place on G-Cloud iii

Published on: Tuesday 14th May, 2013

Leading business applications and services provider, Advanced Business Solutions (Advanced), has been awarded a place on G-Cloud iii, the Government’s latest cloud procurement framework. Nine of Advanced’s solutions will be available on the G-Cloud iii’s online Cloudstore, from May 2013.

Public sector pressures drive new interest in shared services but success relies on finding the right approach, new paper reveals

Published on: Tuesday 30th April, 2013

A growing number of public sector organisations are now investigating shared services to save millions of pounds per year without damaging frontline services. This is according to a new white paper commissioned by finance software specialist, Advanced Business Solutions (Advanced) in partnership with business process service provider Agilysys.

Speedpac to streamline processes with Advanced's new warehouse management system

Published on: Wednesday 24th April, 2013

Speedpac Ltd, a packing and distribution company, is looking to improve and streamline its warehousing process with a new warehouse management system (WMS), OpenWMS, from Advanced Business Solutions (Advanced). Speedpac will go live with the new solution in May 2013.

Rotherham MBC invests in Advanced's software to help exceed its £3 million procurement savings target

Published on: Monday 22nd April, 2013

Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council (MBC) has invested in a portfolio of software solutions from Advanced Business Solutions (Advanced) to help exceed its current £3 million procurement savings target.

Advanced Business Solutions launches Spend Analytics

Published on: Wednesday 17th April, 2013

Advanced Business Solutions (Advanced), a market-leading provider of business applications and services, has boosted its business intelligence offer with the launch of Spend Analytics.

Friends Life to drive down cost of staff expenses with intelligent expenses management solution

Published on: Monday 8th April, 2013

Friends Life, which provides pensions, investments and insurance for over five million customers, is looking to drive down the cost of staff expenses by investing in an intelligent online expenses management solution. This solution (developed by Software Europe) is being provided by Friends Life’s finance system supplier, Advanced Business Solutions (Advanced) and is due to go live in June 2013. Advanced and Software Europe signed a partnership agreement in December 2009.

Advanced Business Solutions showcases end-to-end supply chain management solution at Multimodal Show

Published on: Wednesday 3rd April, 2013

Advanced Business Solutions (Advanced) is showcasing its end-to-end supply chain management (SCM) solution on stand 236 at the Multimodal Show at NEC, Birmingham (23-25 April 2013). Multimodal is the UK and Ireland’s leading freight transport and logistics exhibition. The event brings together more than 6000 suppliers and shippers looking to optimise their supply chain and transport flows.

Friends Life achieves 30 per cent efficiency savings using shared Advanced finance system with integrated document management

Published on: Monday 25th March, 2013

Friends Life, which provides pensions, investments and life insurance for over five million customers, has reported 30 per cent efficiency savings in its accounts payable team as a result of implementing a shared finance system with integrated document management software.

Domino's Pizza Group to streamline stock selection process with Advanced's new warehouse solution

Published on: Thursday 21st March, 2013

Domino’s Pizza Group plc is implementing a new ‘pick-by-store’ solution, which will integrate with the group’s warehouse management system, OpenWMS from Advanced Business Solutions (Advanced). The new solution will go live in April.

Advanced Business Solutions teams up with Stepchange

Published on: Tuesday 5th March, 2013

Advanced Business Solutions (Advanced) and public sector recruitment specialist Stepchange have agreed a partnership, which builds on Advanced's existing agreement with online recruitment management systems provider, Advorto.

Advanced Business Solutions showcases end-to-end supply chain management solution at IMHX show

Published on: Thursday 21st February, 2013

Advanced Business Solutions (Advanced) is showcasing its end-to-end supply chain management (SCM) solution on stand 17P22 at the IMHX show at NEC, Birmingham (19-22 March 2013). IMHX is the UK’s largest intralogistics exhibition which targets companies involved in the handling, movement or transportation of goods throughout the supply chain.

Advanced Business Solutions provides top ten tips to help prevent staff fraud

Published on: Monday 11th February, 2013

UK businesses have never been more susceptible to insider fraud as highlighted by the latest CIFAS Staff Fraud Database. This has revealed a 43% overall increase in the number of staff frauds recorded in 2012 when compared with the previous year.

Advanced Learning launches first web-enabled timetabling solution for smartphones

Published on: Monday 4th February, 2013

Advanced Learning (formerly Serco Learning), an Advanced Business Solutions company, announces the launch of CMISGo. CMISGo - the ‘first to market' web-enabled timetabling solution tailored for use on smartphones – has been specifically designed to improve the student experience while enabling higher and further education (HFE) institutions to improve the management of their resources.

Report suggests a mismatch between expectations and reality gives ERP a bad name in public sector IT projects

Published on: Monday 28th January, 2013

A mismatch between expectations and reality in public sector IT projects is to blame for giving enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems a bad name according to a SourceforConsulting report commissioned by Advanced Business Solutions (Public Sector & Enterprise Division). The report involved a survey of 100 IT and finance managers that use ERP systems within the UK public sector and the results were supported by interviews with 13 senior UK management and technology consultants.

Advanced Learning signs Reseller Agreement with Room Booking System Ltd

Published on: Wednesday 23rd January, 2013

Advanced Learning (formerly Serco Learning), an Advanced Business Solutions company, announces the signing of a reseller agreement with Room Booking System Ltd. to provide integrated room and resource booking functionality to schools. This partnership enhances Advanced Learning’s suite of innovative solutions designed to meet the needs of 21st Century schools and academies.

Serco Learning re-brands to Advanced Learning following acquisition

Published on: Tuesday 22nd January, 2013

Advanced Business Solutions (Public Sector & Enterprise Division) announces that recent acquisition, Serco Learning, has been re-branded to Advanced Learning, aligning the company to the Advanced brand. Advanced Business Solutions is part of Advanced Computer Software Group plc.

Advanced Business Solutions launches end-to-end supply chain management solution at Logistics Link South

Published on: Tuesday 15th January, 2013

Advanced Business Solutions (Advanced) is launching its end-to-end supply chain management (SCM) solution on stand 163 at Logistics Link South at Sandown Park, Esher (12-13 February 2013). The solution provides logistics organisations with an integrated IT platform for all their financial management, human resource (HR), payroll, logistics and warehouse management needs.

Survey reveals that finance professionals' decision not to change finance system could be a drain on finances

Published on: Monday 14th January, 2013

A survey by Financial Director magazine in partnership with Advanced Business Solutions (Advanced) reveals that UK financial professionals’ decision not to change their finance system could be costing them far more than they realise.

Advanced Business Solutions is finalist in Business Finance Awards 2013

Published on: Thursday 10th January, 2013

Advanced Business Solutions (Advanced) has reached the final of the Business Finance Awards 2013 with two separate products – Collaborative Planning and eFinancials.

Advanced Business Solutions reaches final of prestigious Pay & Benefits Awards 2013

Published on: Wednesday 9th January, 2013

Business applications and services provider, Advanced Business Solutions (Advanced), is a finalist in the Software Provider of the Year category of the Pay & Benefits Awards 2013. The winners will be announced during an awards ceremony on 14 March 2013 at 8 Northumberland Avenue, London. This is the second year running that Advanced has been shortlisted in the Pay & Benefits Awards.

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