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Advanced partners with Mouchel to offer transactional finance services to local government organisations

Local authorities could cut administrative costs by up to 35% through business processing

11 May 2015 – Advanced Business Solutions (Advanced), a market leading business applications and service provider, has signed a strategic partnership with Mouchel Business Services (Mouchel), one of the UK’s foremost business process services companies to the public sector.

The partnership will enable local authorities to benefit from using Advanced’s financial management system, e5, combined with Mouchel’s support services. In turn these organisations could reduce administration costs by up to 35% per annum and will be able to drive wider compliance and deliver more positive outcomes for their citizens.

Councils will be able to transfer the risk of the management of their transactional finance processes within their accounts payable and accounts receivable functions. The end-to-end suite of services include the administration and payment of supplier invoices, general ledger management and monthly financial reporting through to credit control processes.

In addition, Advanced and Mouchel will work closely with local authorities to identify and deliver procurement efficiencies across their entire annual budgets to help drive best value from suppliers through cost reductions and early payment discounts.

Dean Dickinson, Managing Director of Advanced Business Solutions (PS & E Division),
says, “Transferring finance transaction processing to a trusted supplier can provide peace of mind to local authorities, which remain under extreme pressure to deliver major ongoing efficiencies.

“By launching this partnership with Mouchel, organisations can now benefit from a single, best practice procurement offering and significantly reduced administrative costs.”

Craig Apsey, Managing Director of Mouchel Business Services, says, “Advanced has a long and proven track record of helping local government organisations to improve efficiencies and protect vital frontline services. The combination of its leading software and Mouchel’s specialist support services administration will offer enhanced outcomes to our clients and deliver them significant cost savings.”

Advanced and Mouchel are well known for helping local government organisations to increase the efficiency of their finance function. One in four local authorities use Advanced’s finance software while Mouchel provides integrated back-office and customer-facing support services to councils.


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About Mouchel Business Services

Mouchel Business Services is one of the UK’s leading business process outsourcing (BPO) companies to the public sector. Mouchel provide an integrated portfolio of back-office and customer-facing support services to local authorities, schools and academies, police, fire and rescue services, and higher and further education establishments.

Mouchel’s services are typically delivered through innovative, long-term partnerships with its clients that also address local challenges relating to employment, skill shortages, health and wellbeing and community engagement.

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 and payroll systems, integrated with a range of collaborative, document management and business intelligence solutions to extend the value and effectiveness of the finance, human resource and payroll 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 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 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.

Press Contacts:
Angela Mycock and Ben Carey, Advanced Computer Software Group
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