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Stepchange NHS Recruitment Management System - Stepchange
Advanced Business Solutions sees significant benefit for its NHS customers in automating their recruitment process and have further strengthened our solution set by agreeing a strategic partnership with NHS recruitment specialists Stepchange. With over 40 years of combined experience in delivering services to the Public Sector, Stepchange provides transformation programmes for leading NHS Trust, Local Authorities and Police Forces. Stepchange has helped Hertfordshire Partnership NHS Trust; Bedford Hospital NHS Trust; Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust; Kent Community Health NHS Trust; Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust; East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust; East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust to improve their recruitment process, allowing them to make significant cashable savings and reduce time-to-hire.
Advorto Corporate Recruitment Management Systems - Advorto
Advanced Business Solutions sees significant business benefit for its customers in the implementation of eRecruitment and have further strengthened our solution set by agreeing a strategic partnership with leading online recruitment management provider Advorto. Founded in 1998, Advorto supplies corporate recruitment management systems that help organisations such as East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust, Bedford Hospital NHS Trust, Lloyds Banking Group, Virgin Trains, Center Parcs and Santander to gain control over their recruitment process, allowing them to reduce time-to-hire and cost-per-hire.
- Supply Chain Management
Warehouse Management - Supply Chain Management
OpenWMS is a Warehouse Management System that helps to streamline all operational areas reducing costs and improving profits. Quick deployment, ease of use and scalability result in fast return on investment enabling optimum use of stock, labour, material handling equipment and warehouse space. The architecture, functionality and configurability of OpenWMS deliver a flexible solution to meet today's requirements and tomorrow's in line with agile warehouse environments and changing business drivers.
- Business Intelligence
Our Cognos Capabilities - Business Intelligence
Advanced's Business Intelligence Division provides strategic advice and guidance on performance management to a wide range of organisations across a variety of industry sectors. The division offers a comprehensive business intelligence service from defining an organisation's management information strategy through to designing and building corporate data warehouses with reporting and analytical applications over the top.
- Payment Management
Payment Management Overview - Payment Management
The Payment Management product suite offers a range of services that extend customer choice, deliver efficiency gains to your organisation and include the latest card fraud protection measures when taking payments.
- Smart Business Suite
The Smart Business Suite - Smart Business Suite
Integrating key business management information - A business management solution for Enterprise Resource Planning
- HCM System
Demonstrating the Return on your HCM Software Investment - HCM System
Investments in Human Capital Management (HCM) systems can range from thousands, to hundreds of thousands of pounds, so it's understandable that businesses need to justify the financing of these projects.
ReconArt™ - ReconArt™
ReconArt™ is a solution for automatically matching and reconciling tasks. It is designed to allow a higher degree of automation, best practice and consolidation in some or all your reconciliation processes within a single Total Reconciliation Lifecycle™ solution.
- Advanced Financial Services
Advanced Financial Services - eBook - Advanced Financial Services
Advanced Business Solutions has worked with its Financial Services customers for over 25 years. We understand that, in an extremely diverse sector subject to rigorous regulatory and compliance pressures, business solutions need to cope with complex requirements and integration to multiple business systems. Add to this the complexity of the inherent legacy systems and the back office function can become an unwieldy environment in which to operate.
eBIS Exchange Workflow Solution - eBis
eBIS Exchange (eBIS) is the robust workflow engine within the Smart Business Suite which facilitates the secure flow of transactions around your business to enable devolved decision-making. Simple to use and administer, yet sophisticated in its operation, eBIS can be deployed as part of a Smart Business Suite implementation but also has many benefits as a stand-alone workflow solution.
eFinancials Analytics - eFinancials
eFinancials Analytics is a package of modules from the Business Objects XI solution set that enable eFinancials users to produce quick and meaningful business reports.
- Advanced Cloud Invoicing
Advanced Cloud Invoicing - Advanced Cloud Invoicing
Advanced Cloud Invoicing provides a supplier-friendly way to send and receive electronic invoices. Nondisruptive to your supply chain or current business processes and simple to use - Advanced Cloud Invoicing guarantees high adoption rates.
- Corporate Brochure
Advanced Business Solutions - Finance, HCM & Back Office Software - Corporate Brochure
Advanced Computer Software Group plc comprises three main divisions: Business Solutions, Health & Care and 365 (Managed Services). Together, these divisions provide a range of software and IT services that enable public, private and third sector organisations to retain control, improve visibility and gain efficiencies through streamlined processes.
OpenLogistix Supply Chain Software - OpenLogistix
OpenLogistix is highly configurable and uses a unique design concept of order cycles, through the use of workflow methodology. This allows the software to be configured to address the many different types of business processes required to handle order fulfilment. The software supports multi-currency, multicompany, multi-branch and multi-warehouse processing providing a flexible solution for many different needs. OpenLogistix provides a functionally rich, windows-based product with processing rules driven by the order cycle system control routines and a background management support system that allows for a wide range of parameter driven features to support the operation - ensuring a package solution which caters for many different needs without requiring extensive and costly bespoke add-ons.
- Purchasing Card Reconciliation
Purchasing Card Reconciliation - Understanding Your Card Spend - Purchasing Card Reconciliation
Whilst the introduction of purchasing cards may relieve the card holder from a previously arduous process, the administrative burden is simply passed to the back office causing increased costs to the finance department.
eFinancials add-on modules - eFinancials
Brochure highlighting the various add-on modules available for eFinancials including eAnalyser, Screen Designer, Web Chart of Accounts and Paperlclip
eFinancials - Financial software that flexes to fit - eFinancials
eFinancials is a fully integrated suite of Oracle based financial management applications. These applications have been designed to be easy to use, fast to implement and highly scalable to evolve successfully without the cost and disruption associated with advancing technology. The built-in flexibility of eFinancials allows the applications to be tailored to suit the needs of every organisation, using configuration not customisation.
e5 Smart Business Suite - e5
e5 financial management, procurement, revenue and business intelligence provides a cost-effective solution that responds to your business needs. e5 combines robust, enterprise-scale functionality with innovative Internet technologies to provide an e-finance hub that enables collaborative commerce, along with an infrastructure to support the extension of financial processes across an extended enterprise. e5 can be deployed quickly, tailored to the needs of your business, whilst giving you the flexibility and adaptability to change in response to the unknown demands of tomorrow.
- Master Data Management
Master Data Management - Master Data Management
With the current backdrop of economic uncertainty, being at the helm of an organisation is increasingly tough. We specialise in taking the valuable data that is gathered at every stage in your organisation and turning that into powerful, meaningful analysis that informs your decision making process.
- Strategic BI Services
Strategic Business Intelligence - Strategic BI Services
Isn't it time you took a closer look at Business Intelligence - with a partner that has the experience, perception and know-how to transform your organisation from caterpillar to butterfy?
OpenPlanning - OpenPlanning
OpenPlanning Software provides leading business application software that enables public and private sector organisations to retain control, improve visibility and streamline their processes. Our affordable solutions help medium and large-sized organisations to manage their operations intelligently with tools that enable managers to be proactive whilst improving productivity. By reducing admin and improving efficiency, OpenPlanning Software's approach releases skilled resources so that organisations can grow without necessarily increasing headcount.
- On Demand
On Demand - Managed Services - On Demand
Find out how we can help you reduce the cost of managing IT by bolstering your own IT Department support capability, through delivering specialised services on demand. We can transform the way that IT services are delivered enabling you to focus on aligning IT with business goals to make a real difference through cost savings and cost avoidance.
- HCM System
HCM Family - Human Resources & Payroll - HCM System
Our award winning Human Capital Management (HCM) Software solutions include OpenHR, OpenPeople and eHRM. Over 90 experienced HCM staff are on hand to work with customers on any aspects of their HR, Payroll, Time & Attendance or Managed Service projects.
OpenAccounts - OpenAccounts
The OpenAccounts core financial modules are geared towards the issues facing many service-orientated companies and offer a breadth and depth of functionality that meets the needs of today's larger sized organisations.
Eros Family - Eros
EROS offers comprehensive business intelligence on all transactions, a full audit trail of all purchasing activity and ensures transparency, compliance and control of the whole cycle.
Tactica Family - Tactica
TACTICA is an integrated tool for the procurement of materials, services & subcontract packages throughout supply chains. It covers the entire tender management process, from design & estimates to contract award, managing those contracts and enabling calloffs. It is designed to be integrated with your back-office systems.
- HCM System
Finance & HR/Payroll Systems for Not-For-Profit - HCM System
Advanced Business Solutions has developed a thorough understanding of the requirements of not-for-profit organisations and associations, through the successful implementation and support of many Finance, Procurement, Projects and HR/Payroll systems in this sector.
- Corporate Analytics
Corporate Performance Analytics For The Housing Sector - Corporate Analytics
Today's top performing Housing Associations need to have complete visibility of their operations and fast access to quality and structured information, assisting them to make informed decisions, providing them with the agility to react quickly to ever changing internal and external conditions and competition.
- Corporate Analytics
Corporate Analytics - Corporate Analytics
Corporate Analytics enables you to take control of your organisation and to communicate your goals to all levels of personnel allowing management to be effective in everything they do.
- Inter-Airline Settlement
Airline UATP Card Management - Inter-Airline Settlement
The Advanced Business Solutions Card Billing & Management Solution - provides airlines with a competitive UATP product to create more direct payments, generate more OAL revenue, and improve the bottom line.
- UATP Card Management
Airline Specific Business Solutions - UATP Card Management
Inter-airline settlement is a task that makes formidable demands on accounts staff time and effort with a disproportionate result in terms of revenue, especially where large volumes of traffic are involved.
- CashFlow Forecasting
Cashflow Forecasting - CashFlow Forecasting
Provides effective management of cash through flexible modelling facilities and integration with Finance system data.
Selecting the Right Enterprise Planning Solution - Cognos
This software guide provides a list of the key factors to consider as you evaluate competing enterprise planning solutions.
Spreadsheet-based Planning - Cognos
Companies spend countless hours each year developing the business plans, forecast, reports, and analyses they depend on to drive strategic decision-making and performance management. It is critical that this information is acdurate and timely, and can be easily updated as business conditions change.
Performance Begins With Enterprise Planning - Cognos
Planning offers everything you need to establish a foundation for best-in-class performance. Owned by finance, it helps define goals and creates a clear-cut strategy for excellence. It gives you the tools to turn strategy into discrete plans, budgets, and forecasts for employees and external partners.
Cognos Product Suite - Raise the Level of Performance - Cognos
Managing performance means understanding results, setting metrics, fixing plans, and making decisions to ensure it happens. New challenges from competition, compliance, and sudden market changes underscore the value of managing performance more than ever before.
Cognos Data Integration - Cognos
The success of a business intelligence implementation is measured by how well business users understand the data. If data is presented in a consistent, intuitive way, if it is simple to understand, and if it delivers on performance, you will gain widespread buy - in and acceptance of your BI platform.
Cognos Event Lifecycle Management - Cognos
Important events can easily be hidden in day-to-day data. But sifting through reports for opportunities or concerns can be time-consuming, or worse - fruitless. Too often the critical knowledge is received too late.
Cognos Scorecarding - Cognos
Scorecarding is a proven approach for communicating, measuring, and managing business performance at a tactical, operational, or strategic level. At the tactical level, employees and managers use scorecards to monitor performance against targets for discrete, specific projects.
Cognos Analysis - Cognos
Multidimensional analysis is a powerful means of extracting maximum value from your corporate data. It organizes information into dimensions such as time periods, products, customers, and locations; and measures such as revenue, profitability, and customer retention.
Cognos Reporting & Dashboards - Cognos
IT professionals are challenged to provide the right information to end-users at the right time. In response, many organisations have deployed a variety of business intelligence (BI), reporting, and dashboard software products. Each requires concurrent support, administration, and maintenance. Each may access specific and different data sources and provide only some of the required report options.
The Full Promise of Business Intelligence - Cognos
The promise of such a future platform was appealing. With a unifying architecture for all business intelligence capabilities, an organisation could choose one product to bring together its previously separate capabilities of reporting, analysis, dashboards, scorecarding, and more.
Making Your Best Business Decisions - Cognos
Managing an organisation means asking and answering questions. Who are my best customers? Is the sales pipeline on target? Who sold the most today? What is our back-order percentage? Are we missing supplier discounts? Can we run the business on profitability rather than revenue?
- Collaborative Planning
Collaborative Planning - Collaborative Planning
Collaborative Planning offers a unique solution for both the creation and subsequent monitoring of financial plans and forecasts across all business sectors. By enabling collaboration, the key financial processes of budgeting and forecasting are optimised and timescales and costs are significantly reduced. It introduces real-time, continuous planning and analysis in a single, web-based system.
eFinancials supports NHS Shared Services - eFinancials
East Lancashire Financial Services has standardised on eFinancials as its core financial management platform for delivering shared services to a growing number of NHS organisations. To date, the services delivered have provided these organisations with combined efficiency and cost savings estimated at £1.5 million.
Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust saves £421,000 with Advanced's Patient-level Resource Management system - Patient Resource Management
Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust (RD&E) was experiencing issues with stock control. To solve these issues, the Trust invested in Advanced's Patientlevel Resource Management (PRM) system. Since implementation, the system has considerably improved stock control in the theatres, has enabled £421,000 cost savings and is providing invaluable spending insight. By standardising on certain generic products used in surgery, this will also provide a further 3 per cent cost saving on the Trust's £5.5 million theatre budget.
Fine wine specialist gains valuable insight with Cognos business intelligence and Advanced Business Solutions - Cognos
A fine wine specialist, which provides its customers with the world's finest wines via its mail order and online services, and which focuses on delivering the best possible service for its customers, invested in IBM Cognos' PowerPlay and Impromptu business intelligence (BI) solutions eleven years ago. These solutions are helping to deliver a quality, tailored service. The company currently has over 6000 active customers.
Rotherham MBC achieves £3m of procurement savings with Advanced Business Solutions -
Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council (RMBC) has undergone a major re-engineering of its procurement processes. It chose Advanced Business Solutions (ABS)' e-Procurement solution which seamlessly integrates with RMBC's existing financial management system, and has so far enabled over £3 million in cost savings and a dramatic reduction in paper and administration that has satisfied both the e-Government agenda and Gershon Report savings targets.
Borough of Broxbourne Council invests in smart budgeting and forecasting solution to provide a real-time view of spend - Collaborative Planning
Having a real-time view of spend and anticipated spend is an ongoing challenge for many councils. In 2007, Borough of Broxbourne Council addressed this challenge head-on by replacing Excel spreadsheets with Collaborative Planning from Advanced Business Solutions (Advanced). This system, which is tightly integrated with Broxbourne's Advanced financial management system (e5), is providing a real-time view of budgets and spend, enabling a smarter, more efficient and accurate view of spend.
Assetco switches to best-of-breed applications and reduces its costs - systems go live in just 4 months - OpenLogistix
OpenLogistix for procurement and build management have replaced the incumbent Oracle fleet management and financial system. The three new core systems were selected and implemented in a rapid four months and are already reducing IT running costs through savings on database administration and software licences.
Advanced Business Solutions being selected to be the prime contractor for all hardware, software and networking for Marcroft Engineering - OpenLogistix
Advanced Business Solutions were selected to be the prime contractor for all the hardware, software and the networking for the whole of the UK. OpenLogistix Systems are the author of OpenLogistix, a fully modular supply chain solution, managing all types of inbound/outbound logistic and value added operations.
OpenLogistix from Advanced Business Solutions is a highly configurable solution providing the ideal platform for Dimensions Corporatewear - OpenLogistix
Dimensions Corporatewear was looking for a business partner for it's IT, software, hardware and infrastructure requirements, which included the right mix of people skills and the required level of support, borne from the need to move away from the Johnson organisation.
The open architecture of the OpenLogistix system has made for 'particularly easy integration' with warehouse and accounts systems for H K Wentworth Ltd - OpenLogistix
A brilliant British innovation, a fifty-year old family business - and a frustrating inability to deal with an operation bursting at its supply chain seams. A scenario not unfamiliar among post-war companies which have flourished and then found that success outstripped antiquated and unresponsive paper-based business systems. This is what confronted H K Wentworth of Wargrave in Berkshire.
How Business Intelligence is delivering efficiency gains -
NHS Wakefield District is one step ahead of the NHS transformation, thanks to a comprehensive business intelligence solution from Advanced Business Solutions. Against a backdrop of severe austerity measures and transformative changes to the way healthcare services are commissioned, Primary Care Trusts are under greater pressure than ever to reduce spending and improve efficiency.
Leading Financial Product Specialists Meet All Of Their HR Needs Thanks To Advanced Business Solutions' Flexible HR & Payroll Software Solution - OpenHR
KBC Financial Products (KBCFP) is a market leading specialist in equity, credit and fund-linked erivatives with a strategic focus on technology. KBCFP distinguishes itself with its unique specialist approach to these markets, by an absolute focus on serving its customers' interests, and the clever application of technology and financial expertise to further its clients investment and financing strategies.
Bank Wizard helps Blackpool Council reduce the number of failed direct debit payments by 80 percent - Bank Wizard
As a public sector organisation, Blackpool Council is responsible for ensuring that all of its 142,000 residents benefit from its services and that direct debit payments made from the Council to community members and vice-versa are transferred smoothly and without failure. In order to improve its financial management processes, Blackpool Council implemented Advanced Business Solutions (ABS)' financial management system in 2001 to manage all ledger items and to keep track of all financial transactions. In 2009, the Council recognised the need to further improve its financial processes and chose Experian Payments' Bank Wizard solution to validate bank account details at the point of capture.
George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust reduces costs and improves service levels with Advanced Business Solutions' managed service -
George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust has been using Advanced Business Solutions' Financial Management System (FMS) since 1998. The system was originally being delivered as a managed service by another provider. However with the launch of Advanced Business Solutions' own managed services in 2009, George Eliot decided that it wanted Advanced Business Solutions to fully support its FMS and, in partnership with South Warwickshire NHS Foundation Trust, moved to Advanced Business Solutions' managed services in February 2009. Advanced Business Solutions is an Advanced Computer Software Plc company.
The Saville Group visualises success with OpenPlanning - OpenPlanning
As a growing company, Saville had the same problem as a lot of other similarly sized enterprises where they could not trust the integrity of Excel anymore and the business had evolved beyond the capabilities of spreadsheets.
Gloucester City Council Cuts Time Taken to Procure Goods by 75% Using Advanced Business Solutions' eProcurement - eProcurement
Advanced Business Solutions' eProcurement system integrated with @UK's eMarketplace has transformed the effciency of Gloucester City Council's procurement department, cutting the time it takes to procure an item from 20 minutes to just five minutes
Blaby District Council - eProcurement
Advanced Business Solutions was selected due to its strong presence within the Local Authority sector and because it fully understood Blaby District Council's needs. The Council was also impressed by the flexibility and advanced functionality of Advanced Business Solutions' software.
Brendoncare Goes Paperless & Cuts Payroll Processing - HCM System
Brendoncare's implementation of Advanced Business Solutions' human capital management (HCM) system is one of a number of Advanced Business Solutions systems the organisation is using and since going live with HCM in December 2007, Brendoncare has enjoyed numerous cost and effciency benefits
University College For The Creative Arts - OpenHR
The University College for the Creative Arts at Canterbury, epsom, farnham, Maidstone and rochester is one of the UK's leading providers of specialist art and design education, offering strengths in art, design, architecture, media and communication.
Seren Group Takes HR & Payroll to a New Level - OpenHR
The Seren Group was formed on 1 July 2004, and is an alliance between the former Charter housing Group and nash (newport action for the Single homeless). Seren Group Limited is a charitable industrial and Provident Society, and the Group as a whole is not for profit, meaning that any surpluses are re-invested in the Group's activities.
Provident - OpenHR
The dynamic, international FTSE 250 fnancial services business provident have been able to streamline hr & payroll processes and improve the quality of their management information. all thanks to Advanced Business Solutions' fexible and integrated HR & accord payroll software solution.
Pioneer Investments - OpenHR
Advanced Business Solutions experience in the financial services sector, coupled with the rich functionality found in OpenHR and the knowledge of our project team in implementing systems in this sector, are just a few of the reasons why Pioneer Investments uses OpenHR.
Kennedy's - OpenHR
Leading law frm Kennedy's has been able to streamline its OpenHRcesses and provide quality management information to partners thanks to Advanced Business Solutions' specifc legal sector HR software solution.
Deloitte (Ireland) - OpenHR
Known as an employer of choice for innovative human resources programmes, Deloitte is dedicated to helping its clients and its people excel. Deloitte has received many awards for the quality of their work as well as their work environment. For the fourth year running Deloitte has been named among the Top 50 Best Companies to work for in 2006.
Dawson Group - OpenHR
Dawsongroup plc is the parent company of 9 UK trading companies, which are supported by 36 locations throughout the UK and a further 5 subsidiaries strategically located in europe. its core business is 'high value asset rental' with the complimentary provision of used equipment sales. With a turnover of over £97 million and more than 450 employees Dawsongroup is an extremely successful company.
Davenport Lyons - OpenHR
Advanced Business Solutions provides HR solutions to many law firms. Our experience in this sector and OpenHR's ability to help manage continual professional development are just some of the reasons why Davenport Lyons uses OpenHR.
Barhale - OpenHR
Barhale had extremely strict implementation timescales and Advanced Business Solutions managed to complete the project on time and within budget. Advanced Business Solutions has an extremely experienced project and implementation team who adopt a methodology that provides the framework, processes, guidelines and techniques to achieve successful implementations.
Amnesty International - OpenHR
Amnesty International UK, the British arm of the world's leading and most high profle human rights organisation, has been using Advanced Business Solutions' HR software for over 4 years to help manage its employees and volunteers.
Camden Council - Collaborative Planning
The Advanced Business Solutions budgeting solution is enabling Camden Council to streamline the budgeting process and make it much faster and more effective, in accordance with the council's strategic commitment to finding cheaper and better ways of doing things.
Edge Hill University - Collaborative Planning
Edge Hill University is using Advanced Business Solutions' Collaborative Planning solution to more effectively manage and provide greater visibility into the University's budget across numerous departments. Among other benefits the new system has dramatically reduced information collation from two weeks down to only a couple of days. Uploading budgetary information into the general ledger now only takes 10 minutes instead of two weeks. The University has also adopted Advanced Business Solutions' Document Imaging and Archiving solution to dramatically reduce the time and space given to manual archiving.
Service Provision at Action for Children - OpenAccounts
Action for Children, the UK's leading children's charity, is preparing for the future by restructuring its organisation to reflect service provision rather than geography. Its new Advanced Business Solutions (formerly CedarOpenAccounts) financial management system is playing a central role in this strategic change of direction as well as boosting efficiency and providing annual cost savings exceeding £100,000.
Countess of Chester Hospital moves to eProcurement - eProcurement
Advanced Business Solutions' eProcurement system is enabling the Countess of Chester Hospital NHS Foundation Trust to achieve efficiencies and cost-savings, increase the use of electronic requisitions by nearly 500 percent, enhance the role of its procurement department and improve supplier relationships.
Norfolk Constabulary - Collaborative Planning
Norfolk Constabulary is using Advanced Business Solutions' Collaborative Planning application for budgeting and forecasting. Seamlessly integrated with Norfolk Constabulary's e5 financial system, the new collaborative application brings increased transparency and accountability as well as supporting the drive to improve efficiency.
MIRA Ltd - OpenAccounts
The project and commitment accounting capabilities of OpenAccounts from Advanced Business Solutions Ltd are enabling MIRA to make better purchasing decisions and achieve an improved understanding of project costs. As a result, MIRA is more competitive when bidding for new business from automotive industry customers.
Qualifications and Curriculum Authority (QCA) - OpenAccounts
The imposition of efficiency targets by central government has led many public-sector organisations in the UK to review their internal processes. The Qualifications and Curriculum Authority (QCA), a non-departmental public body sponsored by the Department for Education and Skills (DfES), is one such organisation. The main role of QCA is to maintain and develop the national curriculum for education and training in England, together with associated assessments, tests and examinations. It also accredits and monitors qualifications in colleges and at work.
People Analytics puts business intelligence on the beat -
How People Analytics helped Merseyside Police ensure faster, more up to date management reports. Working in the police force is a challenge, and Merseyside Police is no exception. Merseyside has a population of just under 1.5 million, and includes more than half a million households. Despite this, crime in the area is down, burglary is down 14% and car crime down 8%. Improvements are occurring year on year.
Keeping Track Of Finances With Brendoncare - OpenAccounts
Brendoncare, a charity providing care services in the south of England, has implemented Advanced Business Solutions' OpenAccounts solution in order to achieve improved financial control and management. Other benefits of the new solution include better income management and the flexibility to support organisational growth and change.
SCA Packaging - OpenPeople
OpenPeople offers SCA Packaging a cost effective and speedy payroll solution.
South Kesteven District Council -
Based on our pre-determined criteria, COA emerged as the winner,said Richard Wyles, Financial Services Manager. Due in large part to its ease-of-use and flexibility, COA was rated higher than competitive products by all our user groups.
Financial Information on tap at Leonard Cheshire - OpenAccounts
Leonard Cheshire is the UK´s leading provider of disability support services, and campaigns on the rights of disabled people. Leonard Cheshire exists to change attitudes to disability and to serve disabled people around the world. It has been supporting disabled people for almost 60 years and is active in 55 countries. The charity directly supports over 21,000 disabled people in the UK.
Christian Children's Fund (CCF) - eFinancials
Christian Children´s Fund (CCF) is a dynamic global force for children, working in more than 30 countries, assisting 4.6 million children and families regardless of race, creed or gender. Since its inception in 1938, CCF has provided more than $2.1 billion in services to children - most of the funding coming from individual contributors.
University of Brighton - Version One
The University of Brighton deployed Version One´s DbArchive in September 2003 in order to archive the ever-increasing volume of financial documentation. Fully integrated with the organisation´s COA eFinancials financial and eprocurement solution, DbArchive will enable the University to significantly reduce its paper usage and reclaim valuable space previously occupied by hard copies of financial documentation.
Edinburgh University - eProcurement
Centralising a highly devolved finance function is always challenging, especially when there are a large number of budget holders across an organisation. However, there is now a real drive in all sectors to increase visibility and reduce costs, with many organisations looking at areas such as e-Procurement. This is exactly where the University of Edinburgh found itself in 2004.
Sheffield Hallam University - e5
As the pace of change in the world of IT accelerates, one thing that has not changed is Sheffield Hallam University´s commitment to close partnerships with business, industry, the professions and commerce. There are strong parallels in the development of the University and e5. Both have grown successfully together and developed a sound business partner relationship.
Food and Environment Research Agency (FERA) - eFinancials
Food and Environment Research Agency (FERA) has recently been awarded the Best Overall eProcurement Award by the Office of Government Commerce (OGC). In making this award, the judges declared CSL had shown how it linked its eProcurement initiative to the organisation´s objectives and also demonstrated sensitivity to the change management issues with its staff.
Newcastle City Council - e5
Newcastle City Council has implemented e5 and carried out a business re-engineering process in order to establish an integrated procurement strategy across the organisation. This has released extensive resources, enabled greater control and visibility on spend, and should result in cost savings of about £2.5 million per annum.
Torbay Council - e5
In addition to the project objectives, we set a number of deliverables required from a new system. These included delivery of the e-Procurement requirements as defined by Best Value Performance Indicator (BVPI) 157. We also wanted to reduce paper-based invoices by 20% and to deliver remittance advice and bills electronically. We required a system that would reduce the amount of time Torbay Council spends processing invoices and move toward a system where resources are targeted at purchase ordering.
Clyde Perry, Project Manager
East Devon District Council - eFinancials
During the selection process, Advanced Business Solutions provided information and presentations in a very professional manner. We selected the eFinancials solution as a result of an exhaustive tendering and evaluation process which identified Advanced Business Solutions as the authority's first choice as preferred supplier for its financial systems.
RAPRA Technology - OpenAccounts
Rapra Technology is Europe's leading independent plastics and rubber consultancy. Rapra provides comprehensive consultancy, technology and information services for the polymer industry and industries using plastics and rubber in any component, product or production process.
Ventura - OpenAccounts
Ventura is a leading provider of customer relationship management (crm) outsourcing services.
Three Valleys Housing - OpenAccounts
Three Valleys Housing is one of the largest housing associations in Derbyshire. Formed in 2002 following the transfer of the housing stock from Erewash Borough Council, Three Valleys Housing now manages 6,000 houses, flats, bungalows and bedsits across the Erewash area.
Walsall Housing Group - OpenAccounts
Established in March 2003 Walsall Housing Group is a group of non-profit making companies providing good quality, affordable housing for the local communities in Walsall.
Susquehanna Pfaltzgraff - OpenAccounts
Susquehanna Pfaltzgraff is an entity which consists of separate businesses for different markets, real estate, manufacturing and media.
Dart Group PLC - OpenAccounts
Dart Group PLC is a UK based aviation and distribution company that operate cargo and passenger aircraft on charter contracts and scheduled low cost services throughout Europe.
London Development Agency (LDA) - eBIS
The London Development Agency is the capital´s economic development body, promoting economic renewal and development. It´s one of nine Regional Development Agencies. Working for the Mayor and in partnership with businesses and other organisations, it benefits all Londoners by delivering economic development and regeneration for the capital.
RSPB (Royal Society for the Protection of Birds) - OpenAccounts
The RSPB is the UK charity working to secure a healthy environment for birds and wildlife, helping to create a better world for us all. Its work is driven by a passionate belief that: birds and wildlife enrich peoples´ lives; the health of bird populations is an indication of the health of the planet, on which our future depends, and we all have a responsibility to protect biodiversity.
CBRE - OpenAccounts
CB Richard Ellis Ltd has been formed from the coming together of CB Hillier Parker and Insignia Richard Ellis. CB Richard Ellis Inc. is the world´s largest commercial property consultancy with 250 offices in 44 countries and over 10,000 employees. Within the UK, CBRE has offices in London, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Birmingham, Manchester, Liverpool, Leeds, Bristol and Jersey. The company serves real estate owners, investors and occupiers with services including property sales and leasing, property management, corporate services and facilities management, mortgage banking, investment management, capital markets, appraisal/valuation, research and consulting.
Rentokil (UK) Ltd - OpenAccounts
Based in East Grinstead, have selected OpenAccounts Financials for their Group finance function across business divisions including, Office/Retail Cleaning, Pest Control, Hygiene, Rentokil Initial Supplies, Healthcare, Medical Services and Property Care.
PDSA - OpenAccounts
Is Britain´s largest veterinary charity. The PDSA is the largest private employer of fully qualified veterinary surgeons and veterinary nurses; it has 150 shops and 3500 volunteers.
ICAEW - OpenAccounts
Is the largest accountancy body in Europe and widely acknowledged as one of the leading professional bodies in the world. There are more than 100,000 members engaged in public practice and the business and academic worlds.
Per Una - OpenAccounts
Per Una is the company behind the highly successful George Davies womenswear range of the same name launched at Marks & Spencer (M&S) during the last quarter of 2001. Per Una is a separate company to M&S with its head office in Hong Kong and subsidiaries in Hong Kong, the UK, Italy and Turkey. In spring 2001, when M&S announced to the City that George Davies would be designing, sourcing and manufacturing a new range of womenswear, exclusive to M&S, targeting the 25-35 year old age group, the signal was given for Per Una to get up and running.
Harvey Nichols - eBIS
The company also owns the Oxo Tower and Prism Restaurants. The business is growing, with more stores planned, off-shore franchises emerging and an expanding food export business.
The Donkey Sanctuary chooses Advanced's systems to improve performance and deliver real time reporting
International animal welfare charity, the Donkey Sanctuary, which provides sanctuary for 14,500 donkeys in 29 countries, is implementing a suite of integrated systems from Advanced Business Solutions (Advanced), including financial management (OpenAccounts), business intelligence, budgeting & forecasting, supply chain management, document management and payroll systems.
Real Life Options partners with Advanced Computer Software Group to embark on largest IT project in its history
Advanced's hosted IT applications will support growth and enable personalised and transparent care delivery.
Care charity plans rapid expansion with Advanced Business Solutions
Advanced Business Solutions, has been selected to provide a new financial management system for Mission Care, the interdenominational Christian organisation providing residential and nursing care for older people. The new software will support the charity's growth plan to double the scale of its operations over the next three to five years.
LGC Efficiency Suppliment March 2012
Find out from 87 different authorities the top three budgeting priorities in 2012/13, and the main impacts on councils' budgetary process from the current financial spending situation
Cornwall College to cut budgeting time
Cornwall College, the third largest further and higher education college in the UK serving 45,000 students, is implementing a financial management system (FMS) with integrated budgeting, forecasting and planning functionality from Advanced Business Solutions (ABS). This FMS, which also comprises integrated cash flow forecasting, workflow and document imaging software, will cut the time taken to budget and forecast and enable the electronic circulation of 100,000 documents. The planned go live of the new ABS system is Q1 2012.
Sun Valley Foods - Win Release
CARM customer care system improves efficiency and visibility of information across the organisation sharing information between departments, supplier and customers.
Capco Ltd - Win Release
OpenLogistix provides the ability to buy and sell using varying units of measure and retain the ability to ensure that target margins are met for every sale.
ABX Logistix - Win Release
ABX have implemented OpenLogistix from Advanced Business Solutions for the management of complex order processing, as part of their supply chain service offering.
Councils move to shared services with Advanced Business Solutions financial management system
Three Rivers District Council and Watford Borough Council are implementing a financial management system (FMS) from Advanced Business Solutions. This system, which will operate within a shared services environment, will include electronic procurement, budgeting and forecasting functionality as well as document management and imaging solutions (using Version One's technology).
Cheshire West and Chester Council targets £500,000 savings
Council targets £500,000 savings with the help of Advanced Business Solutions' budgeting and forecasting system integrated into Oracle
Gloucester City Council cuts budget loading time from ten days to minutes
Gloucester City Council has improved its business efficiency by using a budgeting and forecasting system from Advanced Business Solutions (ABS). The software has helped the Council to reduce its budget loading time from ten days to just minutes and to better monitor, evaluate and improve its financial performance by replacing spreadsheets.
Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust invests in business intelligence system to improve the quality of mental health and learning disability services
Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust, a specialist NHS body responsible for mental health, learning disability and substance misuse services across the North East of England, has invested in a business intelligence and data warehousing solution from Advanced Business Solutions (ABS). This Integrated Information Centre, which will form the most comprehensive data warehouse and business intelligence analytics solution in the NHS, will improve efficiency and enable the Trust to enhance the services it delivers to its 1.6 million population.
Financial management system from Advanced Business Solutions accelerates shared services gains for Dorset councils
East Dorset District Council and Christchurch Borough Council are implementing a financial management system from Advanced Business Solutions (ABS) as part of a wider shared service agreement. The new system, which will include electronic procurement, budgeting and forecasting as well as business intelligence functionality, will improve budgeting efficiency and financial transparency.
Dartford Council to reduce manual data entry by up to 75% using Advanced Business Solutions' Invoice Data Capture Solution
Dartford Borough Council is implementing an intelligent data capture system from Advanced Business Solutions (ABS). The implementation of this software, which will coincide with the Council's upgrade to the latest version of its existing ABS finance system, will speed-up the processing of purchase invoices and reduce manual data entry by up to 75%.
Rushcliffe Borough Council selects ABS finance system to streamline financial processes
Rushcliffe Borough Council is implementing a financial management system (FMS) with integrated budgeting, forecasting and business intelligence functionality from Advanced Business Solutions (ABS). This integrated system, which also comprises electronic document imaging and data capture software, will improve processing efficiency within the finance department. The council is also anticipating greater procurement transparency.
Gloucester City Council cuts budget loading time from ten days to minutes using Advanced Business Solutions system
Gloucester City Council has improved its business efficiency by using a budgeting and forecasting system from Advanced Business Solutions (ABS). The software has helped the Council to reduce its budget loading time from ten days to just minutes and to better monitor, evaluate and improve its financial performance by replacing spreadsheets.
South Thames College rolls out Advanced Business Solutions finance system following merger with Merton College
South Thames College has gone live with a financial management system (FMS), with integrated electronic procurement, document imaging and business intelligence functionality from Advanced Business Solutions
Kilmarnock College to improve financial reporting and eliminate duplication of effort with system from Advanced Business Solutions
Kilmarnock College, a leading Further Education (FE) college based in East Ayrshire, Scotland, is to transform its efficiency levels and improve financial control by implementing a financial management system from Advanced Business Solutions (ABS).
Newly created Welsh college selects financial management system from Advanced Business Solutions
Cardiff and Vale College, which will be formed by the merger of Barry College and Coleg Glan Hafren to create one of the largest further education (FE) organisations in Wales, is implementing a financial management system from Advanced Business Solutions.
Advanced Business Solutions Pioneers Collaborative Approach to College Software Upgrades
Advanced Business Solutions and four North West of England colleges have pioneered a collaborative approach to financial management system (FMS) upgrades, saving on project management costs.
Tyne Metropolitan College to increase purchasing efficiency and maximise spending using Advanced Business Solutions system
Tyne Metropolitan (TyneMet) College is to increase purchasing efficiency and financial control by implementing software from Advanced Business Solutions (ABS) comprising electronic procurement, document management and business intelligence functionality. These solutions, which will be seamlessly integrated into the College's existing ABS financial management system, will be rolled-out in a phased approach from the end of March 2011.
Wales Audit Office to Improve Cash Flow and More Easily Meet Ten Day Payment Target Using Advanced Business Solutions FMS
The Wales Audit Office (WAO), which is responsible for auditing the public services in Wales, including the Welsh Assembly Government, is implementing a financial management system (FMS) with integrated cash flow forecasting, budgeting, planning and electronic procurement functionality from Advanced Business Solutions. This integrated system, which will also comprise electronic document imaging and data capture software (using Version One's technology), will enable the WAO to closely monitor cash flow and more easily comply with the Government's ten day supplier payment target. It will also eliminate any risk of unauthorised spending and improve financial reporting. The planned go-live is April 2010.
Crisis UK Selects Advanced Business Solutions System to Support Long-term Growth Strategy
Crisis, the national charity for single homeless people, is implementing a financial management system (FMS) from Advanced Business Solutions, an Advanced Computer Software Plc company. This finance system, which will include electronic procurement and document imaging functionality, will support Crisis' ambitious growth plans. It will also improve financial reporting and provide the charity with greater control over procurement. The planned go-live is July 2010.
Advanced Business Solutions System to Support Leading Pawnbroker's Rapid Growth
Albemarle & Bond, the largest pawnbroker in the UK, is implementing a financial management system with integrated cash flow forecasting, electronic procurement, business intelligence and document management and imaging functionality from Advanced Business Solutions. This new system will enable Albemarle & Bond to reduce manually-intensive administration, manage its cash more effectively to support its future growth plans and aid financial and corporate decision making. The planned golive for the Advanced Business Solutions system is Autumn 2009.
Royal College of Nursing establishes new charitable foundation with support of Advanced Business Solutions system
The Royal College of Nursing (RCN), the world's largest professional organisation for registered nurses, student nurses and health care assistants, is implementing a financial management system (FMS) from Advanced Business Solutions (ABS), an Advanced Computer Software Plc company. This system, which has integrated workflow and document imaging functionality, will support the RCN in establishing and running a separate charitable foundation, The RCN Foundation, to work alongside the RCN as its grant giving body. The system will also help the RCN move towards paperless procurement.
Bonhams Streamlines Purchase-to-Pay with Advanced Business Solutions and Version One
Bonhams, one of the oldest and largest auctioneers of fine art and antiques, has transformed its worldwide purchase-to- pay efficiency (P2P), including significantly cutting costs and reducing manual data entry by 80%, with the implementation of Version One's document management and imaging systems.
Dawnus Construction Selects Integrated System from Advanced Business Solutions to Support Growth Strategy
Dawnus Construction, the fastest growing construction company in Wales, is implementing a Advanced Business Solutions (Now Advanced Business Solutions) system comprising a portfolio of financial management, electronic procurement and human capital management (HCM) solutions. This integrated system, which will also comprise electronic document imaging and data capture software from Version One, will support Dawnus Construction's growth plans whilst improving the way financial and human resource (HR) information is reported upon across the organisation. The new system went live in September 2009.
Leading Logistics Company Improves Efficiency and Reduces Environmental Impact with Advanced Business Solutions' Electronic Payslips
GAC Logistics (UK) Ltd, a leading logistics services provider and part of the global GAC Group, has significantly improved business efficiency and is reducing its environmental impact as a result of implementing COA Solutions' Electronic Payslip system.
Virgin Trains to Speed Ahead with Advanced Business Solutions' Document Imaging Solution
Virgin Trains is boosting its business efficiency by implementing Advanced Business Solutions' (ABS) document imaging solution, DbArchive. This document imaging technology, which will be tightly integrated into the company's existing OpenAccounts finance system from ABS, will significantly streamline Virgin Trains' business processes and save time and archiving costs by cutting paperwork.
Aircrete Manufacturer Wages War on Paper with Help from Advanced Business Solutions
H+H UK Ltd., Britain
Wealden District Council to improve spend visibility and automate procurement with Advanced Business Solutions
Wealden District Council (WDC), an East Sussex local authority, is implementing a financial management system (FMS) with integrated budgeting, forecasting and electronic procurement functionality from Advanced Business Solutions (ABS). This FMS system, which also comprises electronic document imaging and data capture software (using Version One.
Budgeting and Forecasting System from Advanced Business Solutions helps Denbighshire Council to reduce overspending
Denbighshire County Council has improved reporting efficiency, gained greater control over its financial performance and reduced overspending by implementing a budgeting and forecasting system from Advanced Business Solutions (ABS).
Ten Alps Saves £35K Each Year and Improves Purchase-to-Pay Efficiency with Advanced Business Solutions
Ten Alps PLC, one of the world's leading producers of factual content for television, online and print media, has significantly streamlined its purchase-to-pay (P2P) processes including making ongoing savings of £35,000 each year, with the implementation of document imaging technology from Advanced Business Solutions (ABS).
Masta Ltd get a healthy budgeting solution from OpenPlanning
MASTA provide expert travel health advice on malaria, yellow fever and a host of other travel health related issues for the public travelling abroad. Running a successful network of travel health clinics across the UK it was imperative for MASTA to have an efficient budgeting and forecasting system that could help drive the business forward.
NB Real Estate ltd discover a real need for OpenPlanning
NB Real Estate, a growing real estate consultancy business lending advice and service across all aspects of property ownership, management and occupation, recent invested in Advanced Business Solutions' budgeting and forecasting tool, OpenPlanning.
SmartestEnergy makes a clever investment in OpenPlanning
SmartestEnergy Ltd, a subsidiary of the Japanese owned Marubeni Corporation was established in 2001 primarily to trade in gas and electricity. SmartestEnergy has now established a niche business buying and consolidating electricity from renewable generation sources - such as small wind farms - and selling the energy into the national grid or directly to businesses through its new retail business. SmartestEnergy purchased OpenPlanning from Advanced Business Solutions to ensure they have a robust budgeting and forecasting system to support the anticipated business expansion.
Advanced Business Solutions launches HCM budgeting and forecasting system
Advanced Business Solutions (ABS), formerly COA Solutions, announces the launch of its Openplanning for HCM budgeting and forecasting solution. Specifically aimed at human resource and payroll managers, Openplanning for HCM enables the true value of an organisation's people cost to be determined and analysed. This new launch complements ABS's suite of budgeting and forecasting solutions.
University of Bradford Selects Advanced Business Solutions System to Improve Financial Control and Support Green Agenda
The University of Bradford is implementing a financial management system (FMS) with integrated budgeting, planning, electronic procurement and business intelligence functionality from Advanced Business Solutions.
University of Aberdeen Expels Excel Spreadsheets in Favour of Advanced Business Solutions' Collaborative Planning
The University of Aberdeen is implementing a budgeting and forecasting system from Advanced Business Solutions in place of Excel spreadsheets, improving budgeting effciency whilst maintaining control over costs.
Dawnus Construction Selects Integrated System from Advanced Business Solutions to Support Growth Strategy
Dawnus Construction, the fastest growing construction company in Wales, is implementing a Advanced Business Solutions system comprising a portfolio of fnancial management, electronic procurement and human capital management (HCM) solutions.
Pharmaceutical Supplier Moves Over 3,500 Staff to New Monthly Payroll with Help from Advanced Business Solutions
Phoenix Medical Supplies, a uk distributor of pharmaceutical products and services to community pharmacists, dispensing doctors and hospital pharmacies, is paying tribute to Advanced Business Solutions' human resource (hr) and payroll system for helping the company to move from a combined payroll to a monthly payroll. The benefts realised from this project include 33,600 less payslips produced and postage costs reduced from £61,000 to £28,000.
NHS Wakefield District Invests in Leading IT Solution
NHS Wakefield District, the main NHS body responsible for healthcare and health promotion for the people who live in the Wakefield District, has invested in a business intelligence solution from Advanced Business Solutions.
Roll-out of Advanced Business Solutions Across Scottish NHS
Advanced Business Solutions has won a £3.6 million contract to supply all twenty-two Scottish health boards with a comprehensive portfolio of financial, procurement support, business intelligence and document management software solutions.
Havering Council is implementing a budgeting and forecasting system from Advanced Business Solutions. This Collaborative Planning system will improve the Council's budget development and monitoring and provide greater control over the Council's expenditure.
Royal Cornwall NHS Trust
The Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust is rolling-out a 'first of its kind' patient-level resource management (PRM) system from Advanced Business Solutions. This new system,which uses barcode scanning technology and iscosting in the region of £75,000, replaces inefficientand costly paper-based stock management processes.
Bedford Hospital NHS Trust
Bedford Hospital NHS Trust has gone live with Collaborative Planning, a budgeting and forecasting system from Advanced Business Solutions, to improve reporting efficiency and aid service-line reporting. This system, which is currently being rolled-out to 80 budget holders across the Trust, is providing Bedford Hospital with significant cost and time savings as well as increased financial transparency and accountability.
Income Management System To The Care Market
Advanced Business Solutions announces the launch of its Advanced Income Management (AIM) system, a sales ledger and invoicing solution to meet the complex requirements of the care market. Integrated into Advanced Business Solutions' OpenAccounts finance system, AIM's sophisticated functionality and flexibility easily handles the different invoicing and cash collection requirements laid down by service users' funding organisations.
- The Corporate Performance Management/Business Intelligence Conundrum
The following paper explores where the respective capabilities of such solutions begin and end, and highlights the distinctive benefits of corporate performance management given its focus on planning.
- Six Approaches to Successful Shared Services
The efficiency and cost saving potential from shared services has become increasingly important to the futures of both public and private entities. This white paper focuses on the six most common approaches to sharing making the best use of both technology and resources.
- The 'Technology Revolution' in the Care Market
The care sector is in the midst of a revolution – delivery methods, user needs, funding, and the workforce are all undergoing major changes which require care providers to rethink their business priorities. Technology is no exception to this, whether for more efficient care, better staff management or business analysis. Care providers require accurate information both about patients and service users and about their business operations.
- From bored to board
Many HR professionals will agree that the HR function needs to be taken seriously at the highest level. However, this will not happen until HR managers and directors find the time to spend on strategy and can provide the board with tangible metrics to support commercial decision making. Investing in the right technologies is vital to making this a reality, helping HR to earn its well deserved place at the top table.
- Harnessing MobileHR for effective mobile working [MobileHR]
You don't need to be told it's a tough time to be in human resources (HR). Continuing economic uncertainty and cost-cutting set against a backdrop of trying to motivate and retain a productive workforce are a fact of life and will be for the next few years. With this in mind, HR professionals need more than ever to be able to tap into cutting edge technology solutions that will help them deliver these objectives.
- Automatic Enrolment and NEST
In this Briefing Paper we state the current key facts about automatic enrolment, eligibility, minimum contributions, the Certification of pension schemes, Compliance and NEST.
- Real Time Information - the good, the bad and the uncertainties
A briefing paper on the RTI impacts, expectations and concerns. Real Time Information (RTI) is being introduced to improve the operation of Pay As You Earn (PAYE).
- How to unlock hidden savings in your procurement process
How smart is your organisation at procuring goods and services? Too many organisations have complex and inefficient procurement processes in place, which are blocking the significant cost savings that can be achieved. Clunky, costly processes do not enable the best deals to be secured with suppliers and they cannot provide vital procurement insight.
- Payroll as a Value Driver [HR & Payroll]
An organisation that uses smart analytics and reporting tools alongside industry benchmarking and key performance indicators is provided with real insight into how effectively it is using its most valuable asset - people.
- How to cut costs without damaging your business
Repeatedly reducing operating costs is becoming a depressingly familiar condition of staying in business as the economy continues to show little sign of improvement. While in the public sector, the severity of a new round of savage cost-cutting has left organisations reeling, business leaders in the private sector are now complaining that recovery isn't coming quickly enough.
- Making Carbon Reduction Strategies Pay
As the Coalition Government promises to tear out large sections of the rulebook and relax targets in an attempt to ease the strain on struggling UK businesses, it is tempting to conclude that environmental sustainability initiatives can be put on a backburner. In crisis mode, the country and its commercial entities surely have more pressing concerns?
- Corporate fraud: the cost of doing nothing
Fraud continues to pose a significant threat to our economy which is evident from the National Fraud Authority's recently published Annual Fraud Indicator. This puts the loss to the UK economy from fraud at £34.8 billion representing a cost to each individual member of the adult population of £750 each year.
- Minimising the impact of employment legislation on strategic HR
Currently, employment legislation is the fastest changing area of HR as a multitude of coinciding factors force regulators to bring national policies up to date. The focus of the legislation is as broad as it is deep. On top of all of this, HR departments must record everything properly and keep adequate records and be able to produce a clear, up-to-date audit trail of any sequence of events with very little notice. The risks of non-compliance with any of these legal requirements include litigation, financial penalties, and a damaging effect on employee relations and the company's reputation. Read this white paper from Advanced Business Solutions on how you can minimise risk and maximise HR efficiency in the current climate.
- Public Sector Budgeting & Reporting Strategies
Public Sector organisations will need to further transform their budgeting processes to deliver the cost efficiencies the Government is demanding over the next few years. The new Efficiency and Reform Group (ERG), announced by the Chancellor in May 2010, will promote and expect urgent and dramatic change in how government spend is managed with efforts concentrated 'where the money actually gets spent'. The new ERG marks the latest stage in the Government's drive to make its central departments, the NHS, local government and other public bodies deliver across-the-board cost savings year on year.
- Boosting Purchase Card ROI through tighter business integration
With the credit crunch biting down hard, the impetus to maximise internal efficiency drives has never been greater, placing new emphasis on purchase card (p-card) roll-outs in both the public and private sectors.
- Lean and Green
When going green makes smarter business sense.
- Choosing a Software Provider
Highlights the key factors you should consider during the tendering process so that you decide upon the best choice of supplier for your business.
- Delivering Strategic Advantage using Business Intelligence
As the BI market matures realisation is dawning that achieving enhanced business performance and enduring business change requires a more holistic approach. It must be driven from the very top of the organisation and supported by robust methodologies. BI should not be treated as a one-hit project....
- Seven Steps to Flawless BI [Cognos]
This paper explains how the newest offering from Business Intelligence - can help organisations avoid these Fatal Flaws.The Views are not intended to be exhaustive; rather, they are intended to act as an introduction and a catalyst for further reading.
- The shared services opportunity for public sector organisations
As the key driver within Local Government moves from efficiency to transformation, Councils need to consider step changes in the way they operate to deliver on this agenda. Shared Services offer the possibility of considerable beneficial change, with the potential of significant savings, enabling councils to put more money into front line services.
- Pre-packaged HR Analytics
Gary Simon, managing editor of FSN, discusses how pre-packaged HR Analytics can accelerate the delivery of strategic advantage.
- Human Capital Management
Why is it that the market values successful companies to be worth much more than the sum of their tangible assets? The value of Microsoft, the most dynamic company in the world today, is 15 times greater than the sum of its assets on its Balance Sheet. Chris Sands discusses.
- Measuring People
Rick Emslie discusses the importance of measuring people performance and people metrics.
HR & Payroll Key Rates & Dates 2013
Developed by independent payroll expert Kate Upcraft and in line with information released by HMRC our guide aims to give you a helping hand in remembering all the key payroll changes occurring in 2013.
OpenPeople & Document Management: Fulfilling Pension Auto-Enrolment requirements
In order to fulfil the new Pension Auto-Enrolment regulations, it is important that your payroll system can effectively manage documentation.
Pension Automatic Enrolment - an employee's guide
Automatic enrolment is a new measure introduced in the Pensions Act 2008 and the Pensions Act 2011 to radically reform workplace pension provision in the UK, starting from October 2012.
Intuitive Dashboards from Advanced Business Solutions
Intuitive Dashboards empowers you to create a highly interactive and graphical dashboard view of key business data, based upon the metrics and KPIs that matter most to you.
Workforce planning is a complex task with numerous and sometimes conflicting objectives needing to be addressed at the same time. Workforce Optimisation software allows managers to have the foresight and flexibility to roster the most costeffective employees, minimising overtime and agency usage, resulting in improved financial results.
Visualiser - Interactive Dashboards with OpenAccounts
Visualiser, the new data presentation tool from OpenAccounts, transforms complex data into clear, easy to understand displays. With pre-built templates or user designed dashboards you can monitor business key performance indicators, set traffic light warnings and see the potential impact of your decisions with Visualiser scenario planning.
[Finance Process Manager]
Finance Process Manager
Finance Process Manager (FPM) is a data entry, routing & approvals application that recognises the fact that individuals from all parts of the organisation have an impact on the finance system. Requests for payments, customer/supplier set-up, invoices, etc., all end up in the finance department and the routing is usually a manual or paper based process.
[Finance Process Manager]
Finance Process Manager
Finance Process Manager (FPM) is a data entry, routing & approvals application that recognises the fact that individuals from all parts of the organisation have an impact on the finance system. Requests for payments, customer/supplier mset-up, invoices, etc., all end up in the finance department and the routing is usually a manual or paper based process. FPM allows non-core users to 'serve themselves' by generating transactions (or requests) at source so that data is captured correctly, only entered once and re-keying is avoided. Completed requests are then routed to Authorisers based on configured rules that are inline with corporate approval procedures.
In today's challenging economic environment, critical to your success is your ability to reduce spend, increase cost savings, and manage supplier risk through effective spend performance management.
[Time & Attendance]
HR Time & Attendance Software
The accurate recording of an employee's time and movement is essential for decision making within all organisations. Our Time & Attendance software allows you to easily monitor employee attendance, absence, lateness, work being carried out, jobs being worked on and employee movements.
HR Payroll Software
Fast and accurate payroll processing is essential in any organisation. Advanced Business Solutions' Payroll software provide a fully functional payroll processing and management system, which is integrated with the human resource and time & attendance software providing one point of entry.
HR Managed Services
Advanced Business Solutions On Demand enables HR to focus on their core business and dedicate their time to adding value to the organisation rather than spending it on administration and processing.
[.NET HR Workflow]
HR .NET Workflow
Workfow can help to reduce costs, improve productivity, provide faster processing times and by using electronic forms, take organizations a step closer to a paperless offce. Advanced Business Solutions' .NET HR Workfow software has been developed using the latest technology and complements the existing HCM product range.
HR Training Software
HR departments are under increased pressure to retain staff and create an adaptable workforce that can react to changing business objectives. These challenges make staff development more important than ever, and as a result, training management is critical to HR effectiveness. Staff training is now acknowledged as the best way to cut costs, increase productivity and improve staff motivation and loyalty, and most organisations recognise that employee development is pivotal to their long-term business success. Ensuring employees are provided with quality training is one thing, but managing the process can be time consuming and labour intensive. This is where the Advanced Business Solutions Training software will help.
HR Reporting Module
The HCM solutions from Advanced Business Solutions cover the complete spectrum of HR functions, including Personnel, Training, Recruitment, Succession Planning, Self Service, .NET HR Workfow and Payroll. All modules can be used separately or combined to form a fully integrated solution and are ideally suited to organisations seeking Investors in People accreditation.
HR Recruitment Module
For Hr departments with a dedicated recruitment function or those companies who handle large scale or seasonal recruitment campaigns, the recruitment software from Advanced Business Solutions is invaluable, handling each and every step from creation of the vacancy through to issuing the contracts of employment for the successful candidate.
HR Personnel Module
The Personnel software from Advanced Business Solutions gives HR departments the power and fexibility to handle a broad range of day-to-day functions, such as holiday and sickness entitlements, pay and benefts administration, training history, appraisals, career progression and much, much more. Our Personnel software has the capacity and capability to hold comprehensive personal details, as well as organisational and job information, including company parameters, department information, job descriptions, skills required and vacancies.
HR Org Plus
Managers need to be able to constantly decide how their company should respond to changing market conditions. Most organizational objectives rely on people for their execution. As goals change and companies grow or change, so do their organisational structures. For management, visualising the company structure is one of the most important acitivities in assessing the organisations ability to achieve its goals. For employees, having an accurate organisational chart provides a sense of mission and context and facilitates enhanced productivity, teamwork and participation.
[e-HR Self Service]
e-HR Self Service
Our Self Service software makes full use of web technology, enabling forward-thinking HR departments to go beyond the traditional models of HR practice and provide managers and staff with a single point of access to vital HR information.
Supply Chain Software
In a world where the cost of goods is under increasing downward pressure, high availability of products is critical, competition is increasingly aggressive, orders are smaller and suppliers are increasingly remote, it is more important than ever to manage the costs of the business, increase visibility across the supply chain, better manage demand, supply and inventory and provide a level of customer satisfaction that leads to improved customer retention and acquisition of new customers.
Local Government Business Intelligence
It is vital, now more than ever, for local authorities to get a firm grip on their spending and to have an accurate and real-time view of expenditure. It is worrying and perhaps somewhat surprising how many public sector organisations remain unable to provide an accurate picture of current and anticipated spend. How can authorities effectively manage spend when they don
The challenge for the NHS in in the 21st century
The challenges for the NHS today are many, including the complexity of Payment By Results (PBR), meeting RTT 18 week targets and the requirement to deliver a financial surplus at a time of massive industry change, following the release of the Government's white paper 'Equity and excellence: Liberating the NHS'.
Successful BI for NHS Providers
Advanced Business Solutions is championing the idea of putting the resident at the centre of the health economy. Then utilising its Business Intelligence solution with a specifc NHS data model and risk stratifcation, to enable healthcare providers to more accurately target not only better services to patients but to identify and put in place targeted interventions for residents, who are more susceptible to certain conditions to prevent them becoming patients in the future.
Expenses Management Health
Effectively control and manage staff expenses. With travel and expenses being one of the highest costs to an NHS organisation, and an average of a third of the workforce claiming, this means that the deployment of an automated solution will deliver an immediate impact.
Successful Business Intelligence for Healthcare Commissioners
Our customisable Business Intelligence offering puts PCT Commissioners in control of the information they need to improve the PCT's healthcare outcomes and to quickly respond to changing challenges.
Workforce Management Software Solutions for the NHS
Advanced Business Solutions has partnered with SMART, a leading specialist in workforce management solutions to help reduce NHS absenteeism.
Patient Level Resource Management
A missing link to effective Patient-Level Costing, Resource Analytics and tock Management.
The Challenge For Local Government in the 21st Century
As e-Government evolves towards Transformational Government, technology has now become a strategic asset for local authorities and not just a tactical tool.
Service Line Management
The implementation of payment by results and practice based commissioning has dramatically affected the way NHS organisations are being funded and managed. With Payment by Results funding is directly related to patient activity and trusts need to assess income against their costs to assess how they are performing and to plan future service delivery.
Challenge for Business & Support Services
The challenge for business and support services organisations in the 21st century.
Invoice Management Blueprint - Emergency Services
Read more about Advanced Business Solutions approach to Invoice Management for Emergency Services.
Local Government Budgeting
Read more about Advanced Business Solutions approach to Budgeting for Local Government.
Invoice Management Blueprint - Local Authorities
Traditionally Invoice Management has been heavily reliant on manual and paper based processes. It is not uncommon for invoices to be photocopied and physically posted around organisations leading to increased costs and the time taken to process invoices for payment.
Procure to Pay
Collaboration and efficiencies are delivered through the Procure to Pay solution, with many local authorities utilising our software solutions to realise their efficiency targets.
Invoice Management Blueprint - Health
Traditionally Invoice Management has been heavily reliant on manual and paper based processes. It is not uncommon for invoices to be photocopied and physically posted around organisations leading to increased costs and the time taken to process invoices for payment.
Procure to Pay Health
Procurement is seen as a key enabler to achieving greater public sector efficiency, which is high on the government's agenda following the Sir Peter Gershon's review of the public sector, Releasing Resources to the Front Line (the 'Efficiency Review'), with the key target of ?6.5 billion savings by 2007/08.
Our budgeting and forecasting solution will enable finance to work collaboratively with clinicians and provide a finance 'workbench' to help meet Monitor's call for Service Line Management, by linking different sources of information, such as costing, activity and financial information within a single intuitive application to deliver a performance improvement and strategic planning solution.
The cost of maintaining a legacy finance system survey 2013
Advanced Business Solutions in association with Financial Director surveyed over 100 UK Finance Professionals to find out information about their finance system. This report includes the results focusing on areas such as typical upgrade costs, obstacles for modifying existing systems and the level of appetite to review and replace systems in the future.
Professional procurement in mid-sized companies: a missed opportunity?
In researching this report we've spoken to a large number of procurement consultants who have experience working with mid-sized companies; and what they tell us is that unless companies have recently taken on someone who has an awareness of better procurement practice elsewhere, or unless they have been forced to confront a serious issue with a major contract, the chances are their procurement isn't getting the attention it needs.
Managing HR in a mid-sized company: thankless task or exciting opportunity?
In a bid to understand the HR challenges facing mid-sized companies in the UK, we asked senior managers in more than 100 organisations to tell us what they're good at, what they struggle with, and where they think they ought to focus their efforts.
Firing the engines of growth: the opportunities for consulting firms in helping medium-sized businesses to fulfil their potential
Mid-sized businesses have it harder than most - facing many of the same challenges of larger organisations, but often with resources closer to those of smaller enterprises.
ERP in the public sector: full steam ahead or the end of the line?
Despite the distractions provided by the Queen's Jubilee and the Olympics, news about technology in the UK public sector continued to bubble to the surface in 2012. Whilst still reeling from 2011's announcement axing much of the £12.7bn scheme to link all parts of the NHS, 2012 saw headlines about big discrepancies between Whitehall departments on the amount spent on near identical ERP systems.
The Balanced Scorecard: how to get it right and reap the rewards in mid-sized organisations
In this report, we explore the use of Balanced Scorecards in mid-sized companies in the UK and ask questions such as Is the Balanced Scorecard concept relevant in 2012 to mid-sized companies in the UK and what prevents more mid-sized companies from using Balanced Scorecards?
Making the numbers add up - how better financial accounting can support and promote growth
In our recent survey of people in more than 100 mid-sized companies, we explored the frustrations of people responsible for processing financial data and also tried to understand the needs of those outside the finance department who rely on financial information. This survey was supported by interviews with consultants working for mid-sized companies, and the input of managers at mid-sized companies via a roundtable discussion.