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Improve services and transform delivery in the face of ever-increasing scrutiny and regulation

With complex regulations and ever-changing legislation, public services professionals are increasingly looking for opportunities to achieve spending targets while protecting frontline services.

The UK's Procurement Act 2023, for example, marks a significant shift in the public procurement landscape. According to the UK government, the new bill will aim to “reform the UK’s public procurement regime, making it quicker, simpler, more transparent and better able to meet the UK’s needs while remaining compliant with our international obligations”. This transformation presents both opportunities and challenges for procurement departments across the UK.

Caerphilly County Borough Council achieves end-to-end procurement with Proactis

"We had a long-standing vision to develop end-to-end procurement processes and workflow to manage all spending across the Council. Proactis provides complete visibility and control of spend and, twinned with Proactis’ collaborative procurement portal, will help support our procurement programme for years to come."

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Caerphilly County Borough Council achieves end-to-end procurement with Proactis
At the same time, demand for services is rising, communities are growing, populations are aging and expectations are increasing too. Citizens often assume that a wider range of services should be readily available on demand within our 24/7, online world. Never before have public sector Finance and Procurement departments been under such scrutiny.
 
State and local governments are all facing these complex challenges without a straightforward path to transform the way spend is managed.

Achieve greater value and efficiency to deliver better services

Explore how to digitally transform your eProcurement processes, drive up efficiency and meet your spending targets. The power of digital technology and data can be used to better engage with departments, suppliers, citizens and communities using cloud technologies and self-service tools.
 
With Proactis, we make this possible – you can deliver improved operations efficiency, greater governance, risk mitigation and monetary savings. With the right approach, effective spend management can be more ingrained and enabled within your department.

Wigan Council achieves 66% AP process efficiency savings

"We were upgrading our Unit4 ERP system and centralising our Accounts Payable function with the aim of automating our Purchase-to-Pay process, which was drawn out and dominated by paper and inefficient manual methods. Proactis integrated well with Unit4 Business World to deliver efficiency savings of over 66%."

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Wigan Council achieves 66% AP process efficiency savings
The UK’s Procurement Act is a landmark reform that requires a strategic and proactive response from Procurement departments. By embracing these changes and preparing adequately, both Procurement and Finance teams can not only comply with the new regulations, but also drive greater value and efficiency in their operations. This is a unique opportunity to redefine public procurement in the UK, making it more transparent, efficient and inclusive.

Proactis has supported the practice of strategic procurement for over 25 years and is perfectly positioned to enable organisations to satisfy the requirements of the Act and help them transform as necessary according to the changes. Our Sourcing, SRM, Contract Management and eInvoicing expertise means we are the ideal partner,

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Coventry City Council improves on-contract spend with Proactis

"The one-stop-shop approach introduced with Proactis has become an integral part of our Purchasing system, ensuring that we have more control of our spend."

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Coventry City Council improves on-contract spend with Proactis
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