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Metropolitan Police start using the NPIA online procurement system

Tuesday, 31 July 2012

The Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) has started using the National Police Procurement Hub (NPPH), which is intended to save money by reducing the cost of purchases and improve buying power. This makes the MPS the latest force using the Hub. Kent and Suffolk have also recently gone live, and a further 23 forces are working towards being connected.

Back to the Fax..er

Monday 30th July, 2012

The Fax -the 80’s office staple, could soon experience a revival as a survey conducted by Esker UK Ltd has revealed that many UK companies are considering going ‘Back to Fax’ in a bid to beat the recent Royal Mail price hikes.

SME’s survival at the heart

Thursday 26th July, 2012

The late payment of invoices can damage the profits, growth and even survival prospects of many small businesses, especially as the country recovers from recession. With few formal procedures in-place to tackle the problem the Forum of Private Business has thrown its weight behind a new campaign which is calling for all of the UK's top 100 FTSE companies to sign the Prompt Payment Code.

Coupa's Easy to Use, Rapid ROI Platform Secure Deal between Coupa and Blackstone

Wednesday 25th July, 2012  

Coupa Software, the fastest growing provider of spend optimisation software, has announced that Blackstone, one of the world’s leading investment and advisory firms, has selected Coupa as its spend management solution and has made a limited investment in the company. Some of the Blackstone portfolio companies already use Coupa, and the Coupa-Blackstone relationship will now be rolled out across other portfolio companies in coming months.

Taulia helps Northgate Improve Processes for Global Supply Base

Monday 23 July, 2012

Taulia has announced that it has partnered with Northgate Information Solutions providing a host of self-service capabilities to Northgate’s worldwide supplier base, including e-invoicing, full automation of purchase-to-pay processes and comprehensive visibility into the invoice process.  Taulia’s Dynamic Payment Platform fully integrates with Northgate’s SAP ERP system, ensuring invoice compliance across country borders and allowing Northgate to provide the same level of extensive functionality, automation and visibility to its vendors regardless of the country of origin.