11th May 2005 - The David Lewis Centre, a charity with an income of £25 million providing care, treatment, and residential accommodation for people with epilepsy and related conditions, has gone live with Version One’s document management and imaging system and CedarOpenAccounts finance, procurement and project management system. The charity had a requirement for a truly integrated system that could not only meet their own requirements, but also those of partners and care funders, such as Local Authorities and Primary Care Trusts.
The solution they chose was Version One’s document management and imaging system, DbArchive. This solution, which seamlessly integrates into the CedarOpenAccounts system, allows finance users to instantly view scanned Accounts Payable invoices for approval and checking purposes. The implementation of this system has allowed David Lewis to free up vital office space, otherwise used for storing paper invoices, and to speed up financial processes for more efficient invoice approval. David Lewis aim to further expand the use of the scanning system to incorporate non-finance forms, such as Patient records, legal contracts and HR forms.
Mike Wilson, David Lewis Centre CFO & Strategic Development Director commented, “We’re delighted that the Version One system has allowed us to totally streamline our business processes. Staff can now see an actual image of relevant financial documents, instead of just a standard finance screen. This new software provides the critical link between vital business documents and data within our CedarOpenAccounts system. We’re already making substantial new savings in both time and money.”
David Lewis are currently planning Phase Two of their new finance system roll-out for later in 2005; this will allow the core finance team to work with their remote care site managers as part of an ‘extended’ finance system via the web. The web-based system will further reduce the flow of paper around the organisation and substantially speed up processing.
Tony Bray, Sales and Marketing Director for Version One, added, “We’re delighted to be working closely with the David Lewis Centre and providing them with a number of powerful business benefits. We have worked closely with OpenAccounts for a number of years and, since their merger with the Cedar Group, we’re finding even more CedarOpenAccounts users are now integrating their financial systems into our range of document management and imaging solutions, as they realise the huge efficiency benefits and cost savings which this paperless office technology offers.”
About The David Lewis Centre
The David Lewis Centre, established 100 years ago, is the largest UK provider of a range of medical, educational, residential and assessment services for people with complex epilepsy and other neurological conditions, including challenging behaviour. www.davidlewis.org.uk Contact: Mike Wilson, Tel. 01565 640000
About Version One
Version One Ltd, a rapidly growing company established in 1989, is the author of a range of document management and imaging software solutions, which are sold purely through the Reseller channel.
Version One Ltd was officially named as one of the fastest-growing technology companies in Europe in the 2004 ‘Deloitte European Technology Fast 500 Awards’. Version One's leading document management system - DbArchive - was also a winner in the Green Apple Environmental Awards for Commerce and Industry 2004. By automatically archiving electronic copies of all outgoing and incoming business documents, DbArchive saves dramatic amounts of time and money. www.versionone.co.uk Contact: Catherine Murphy, Tel 01625 856500, email@example.com
CedarOpenAccounts Financials is installed in over 750 customer sites worldwide. CedarOpenAccounts is the three-time winner of the Accountancy Age Award for Best Enterprise Software Package, most recently in 2004.
On 27 May 2004, Cedar Software Ltd acquired OpenAccounts Plc, bringing together two of the UK's leading financial management software suppliers. The fusion of the two companies has given birth to one single organisation, which stands as a clear leader in the market for Enterprise Applications for services industries. The combined company now has more than 400 staff for 1200 clients from across the globe. This makes the combined enterprise of Cedar and CedarOpenAccounts the third largest financial software supplier in the UK. www.CedarOpenAccounts.com Contact Grahame Marsden, Tel. 01327 301900
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