Council staff now have easy access to approved catalogues, helping the Procurement team to increase on-contract spend while enabling employees to quickly and easily access what they need to carry out their jobs. “Not only does this save time purchasing goods and services, but it also reduces maverick spend and enables our teams to concentrate on more value-adding activities.”
The order process is streamlined and saves the Council time and money. Staff can source items from the best-value approved suppliers, improving on-contract spend. “Buyers can easily move from our Unit4 system to the Proactis marketplace, via the single, user-friendly interface, select goods and services, and also ensure that the item is ordered, received and paid for,” added Jan. The process is also now more auditable and compliant with complete and accurate management information on all purchases, helping to increase spend visibility and improve contract management.
The system also gives the Council’s Procurement team a clear view of what has been ordered. “We can now report on our spend as the system provides timely and accurate management information to support our category management,” concluded Jan.