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Case Study: Invoice Capture Enables Wigan Council to Drive Down Costs

Katie Rufus
Katie Rufus,
PROACTIS
Wigan Council, a Unitary local authority serving approximately 318,00 citizens, was exploring further automation within the Finance Department aimed at reducing costs and improving Accounts Payable (AP) efficiency.
The Solution

An automated solution, Invoice Capture – now streamlines the processes of invoice receipt and approval and reduces the manual intervention. 

The Result

The results and value delivered from the implementation of the solutions speak for themselves and include:
  • 40% efficiency savings with increasing control and visibility
  • Over £120,000 in annualised invoice processing cost savings
  • Achieved process transformation while cutting costs and complexity
We were upgrading our Unit4 Business World ERP system and centralising our AP function with the aim of automating our Purchase-to-Pay (P2P) process, which was drawn out and dominated by paper and inefficient manual methods. The PROACTIS solution integrated well with our Unit 4 Business World system to deliver efficiency savings of over 40%” says Martyn Kenyon Strategic Finance Manager, Wigan Council.

To find out more, read the full case study here