Hammersmith and Fulham Council has signed a £1m deal with Civica for an e-procurement service.
Civica will implement its Radius Financials Purchasing module, which will allow the council to electronically manage the purchase-to-pay cycle of high-volume goods and services.
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The system will also manage the hiring of temporary staff and integrate with the council’s existing Cedar E5 financial system.
Council departments will be able to self-invoice, raise orders, and validate and reconcile costs in one integrated electronic process instead of relying on different paper-based and electronic systems.
The council's head of finance IT Manoj Patel said, "The council currently spends over £100m on goods and services, and we are committed to achieving tangible benefits in the short and medium term through process efficiencies and savings."
Patel said the service would also allow the council to redeploy resources where they were most needed - on front-line services.