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Employee and management Fraud on the rise in the UK

Tuesday 25th June, 2012

According to KPMG’s Fraud Barometer, the total value of UK fraud fell by £726m for the first six months of this year to £374m compared with £1.1bn during the same period of 2011. The fall was mainly due a decline in the number of fraud ‘super cases’ committed by management and employees coming to court from 131 cases in 2011 to 136 in 2012.

Government Saves Millions in New Deal with SAP and Microsoft

Thursday 5th July, 2012

The Government has renegotiated deals with Microsoft and SAP to enable greater transfer of usage and licencing, which it's estimated will enable savings of around £70m. The deals with the two organisations include the Government being able to sidestep planned licence increases due to come into force next month. In addition, SAP have agreed to improve the current status of the software maintainance fees currently levied.

Tradeshift Puts Suppliers on the Fast Track

Thursday 5th July, 2012

Tradeshift, the innovative and rapidly growing business network and e-invoicing platform, has announced the release of Fast Track, a low risk bundled package which makes it easy for companies to partner with Tradeshift and rapidly onboard suppliers. The announcement has been nicely timed to coincide with the Shared Services Link e-Invoicing conference in Brussels, capitalising on potential customers looking to evaluate the best solutions out there.

Russia May Leverage PEPPOL

Wednesday 4th July, 2012

In a possible expansion of the reach and ease of cross border e-procurement, Russia has expressed an interest in integrating their existing Association of eTrading Platforms (AETP) with that of PEPPOL to effectively provide a "fourth corner" to the PEPPOL project.