Organisation will save up to three days a month with automated KPI reports
25 August 2015 – Leading social care service provider, Buckinghamshire Care will implement a suite of solutions including a HR and finance system from Advanced Business Solutions (Advanced) to gain better efficiencies, control and visibility of financial information. The organisation will save up to three days a month with the new OpenAccounts finance system, which will go live, with the rest of the product suite in October 2015.
The organisation will also go live with electronic workflow solution eBIS, document management technology (powered by V1), dashboard reporting technology (powered by Intuitive) and Advanced’s Payroll Bureau service, which will all seamlessly integrate into the Finance and HR systems.
Buckinghamshire Care was established in October 2013 and today, it helps and supports thousands of adults both at home, through its reablement, homecare and laundry services, and in the community through day opportunities centres, award winning supported employment schemes and respite services. Its services support adults – including older adults, those with dementia, people with learning disabilities and autism as well as adults with mental health problems.
OpenHR will be used to manage the organisation’s training requirements, run recruitment campaigns and maintain accurate staff records. OpenAccounts will enable employees to carry out financial tasks, such as setting up a new supplier.
The automated and tightly integrated systems will enable the organisation to benefit from significant time savings. The new KPI reports, for example, will be automatically generated at the click of a button and easily viewed via dashboard technology.
Matt Abercrombie, Financial and Commercial Director for Buckinghamshire Care, says, “With this new software we will have greater control over financial management and be able to reduce the time taken to extract and analyse data. This in turn will give us enhanced visibility, enabling us to plan strategically for the future, in addition to positioning us well as an efficient, informed organisation.”
The document management technology will also speed up invoice processing. As invoices are emailed or scanned in, the information is automatically extracted and transferred to the finance system and then sent for approval. All invoices can be stored electronically and are available within the system, enabling staff to source documents online.
Buckinghamshire Care will see its payroll function outsourced to Advanced and its Payroll Bureau service.
Advanced will extract information from the employee database in OpenHR and run the payroll, issue payslips and manage any tax and pension issues. By using the Payroll Bureau, Buckinghamshire Care will have greater visibility of payslips, enabling them to become the first point of contact for enquiries.
Matt Abercrombie adds, “Advanced’s product suite will enable us to build an IT system tailored to our own requirements and give us quick access to critical business data. With a better view of financial and operational information, we will be able to streamline processes to ensure resources are focused on providing the best frontline services possible.”
Notes to Editors
About Buckinghamshire Care
Buckinghamshire Care was launched in 2013 to deliver services designed to offer choice, inclusion, independence and support opportunities for both individuals and their communities.
Buckinghamshire Care is the Local Authority Trading Company of Buckinghamshire County Council.
The organisation helps and supports thousands of adults both at home, through its reablement and laundry services, and in the community through day opportunities centres, supported employment schemes and respite services.
Services are delivered across and beyond Buckinghamshire and support those with a learning disability and or those requiring mental health and well-being support, adults living with autism, people with sensory, physical and cognitive impairments and older adults including those with dementia and other long-term complex conditions.
Buckinghamshire Care’s vision is to create opportunities, which has a positive impact on every person and community it operates in, providing innovative, safe, integrated services delivered by over 300 skilled, flexible and passionate people.
Buckinghamshire Care won a top national accolade for ‘Innovation’ at the prestigious Independent Specialist Care Awards 2015 – hosted by the healthcare experts Laing Buisson. The award was given for the provider’s project creating paid work opportunities for people with a disability across its many services. Supported clients – most of whom have learning disabilities, autism or mental health problems – have been recruited and supported to take on a number of paid and apprentice roles, based out of Buckinghamshire Care services.
About Advanced Business Solutions
Advanced Business Solutions (Advanced) provides leading integrated business applications and services that enable public, private and third sector organisations to retain control, improve visibility and gain efficiencies whilst continually improving corporate performance. Advanced prides itself on getting close to its customers by understanding their businesses and responding to their evolving needs.
Advanced’s software systems comprise core accounting/financial management, procurement, supply chain management, human resource, payroll and customer relationship management systems. These systems are integrated with a range of collaborative, document management and business intelligence solutions to extend the value and effectiveness of front and back office departments.
Management information systems for school and academies are provided through Advanced’s subsidiaries, Advanced Learning and Compass Computer Consultants. Advanced also provides specialist vertical solutions for the not-for-profit, sports, arts, live events and legal markets. All solutions can be delivered as a managed or bureau service.
Customers are from both the public and private sectors and include Companies House, Newcastle City Council, NHSScotland, Norfolk Constabulary, Edge Hill University, WH Smith, Royal Bank of Scotland, Aer Lingus, National Express Group, DFS, Liverpool FC, Goodwood, CIPD and RSPB.
Advanced Business Solutions is a division of Advanced Computer Software Group Limited, a leading supplier of software and IT services to the health, care and business services sectors. In 2014, the Group won Tech Company of the Year in PwC’s UK Tech Awards. Advanced was also ranked in the Deloitte UK Fast 50, which recognises the 50 fastest growing technology companies in the UK and ranked in the top 300 technology companies in Deloitte’s EMEA rankings.
Angela Mycock and Ben Carey, Advanced Computer Software Group
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