The University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust has implemented cloud invoicing, a cloud management solution from Advanced Business Solutions as part of a service improvement and efficiency drive.
Over the next two to three years, the Trust plans to use the system to process up to 50,000 invoices a year issued by 150 suppliers. This will save an estimated 140 man hours per month, freeing up staff time for other key areas of work.
Leicester is the first NHS Trust to implement Advanced’s Cloud Invoicing solution ahead of new European and government directives which will make it compulsory for all organisations to offer e-invoicing to suppliers as part of e-procurement measures to drive down costs. The directives are expected to come into force from 2015.
Mick Cook, Finance Systems Manager, The University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust comments: “Invoices sent to us via the Cloud are received and uploaded into our purchase ledger on the same day, so the supplier can be paid on a timelier basis and the Trust can potentially benefit from early payment discounts.
“It’s still early days but we are encouraged by what we have seen so far.”
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