PROACTIS, a global Spend Control and eProcurement solution provider, reported today that 20 out of 22 Local Authorities in Wales now use PROACTIS Spend Control and eProcurement solutions. The company said the growth was driven by the Welsh Assembly seeking ever greater cost containment amid a prolonged economic slowdown - and focus on governance/ regulatory and budgetary compliance and a desire to promote shared services and contracts within Wales.
"Local Authorities are responding and accelerating their investments in Spend Control and eProcurement solutions in conjunction with the XchangeWales hub because they see a tremendous return from those investments," said Simon Dadswell, Marketing Director of PROACTIS. "Organisations that adopt these solutions are much more effective at eliminating inefficiencies and maximising their buying power by improving sourcing/ negotiations, complying with supplier contracts, and preventing "maverick" spending. Local Authorities are also continuing to search for process savings by improving cycle times, eliminating duplicative manual processes and standardising procedures. PROACTIS suite of solutions are designed to support these trends."
Local Authorities in Wales that use PROACTIS Spend Control and eProcurement solutions include:
- Blaenau Gwent County Borough Council
- Bridgend County Borough Council
- Caerphilly County Borough Council
- City & County of Cardiff
- Carmarthenshire County Council
- Ceredigion County Council
- Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council
- Monmouthshire County Council
- Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council
- City and County of Newport
- Pembrokeshire County Council
- Powys County Council
- Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough Council
- City and County of Swansea
- Torfaen County Borough Council
- Vale of Glamorgan County Borough Council
- Denbighshire County Borough Council
- Conwy County Borough Council
- Wrexham County Borough Council
- Flintshire County Council
Many of these organisations are also using PROACTIS technology to support collaborative procurement - sharing of best practice, contracts, supplier directories and sourcing evaluations.
"Local Authorities are looking to execute Spend Control programs quickly. They are looking for a verifiable amount of cost savings and process efficiency improvements and it must be within one fiscal period. This is value they can't unlock from existing technologies such as ERP and Financials," said Simon.
In total, PROACTIS helps over 120 public sector organisations managing £15 billion of public sector spend and over 100,000 suppliers to streamline their source-to-contract and purchase-to-pay processes to achieve best value and control in procurement.