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Are you experiencing Christmas Chaos? Retailers’ requirement for supply chain management

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Retailers are still recovering from the biggest Black Friday and Cyber Monday to date in the UK – £3.3bn spent over the weekend – but after witnessing an ‘end of days’ frenzy at many bricks and mortar shops, consumers this year hit the virtual high street and instead opted to…

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The Invoice Pantomime: And how to end it

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When implementing invoice automation processes at many mid-sized businesses, you can often witness a ‘pantomime’ effect taking place! Invoicing is in a rather muddled state. “Oh no it’s not!” you might shout. “Oh yes it is! is my response. 1# Invisible commitment: A purchase has occurred that the company did…

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Three things Housing Associations can do to reduce reliance on paper

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Housing Associations across the UK own around 2.7 million properties according to the Office of National Statistics. That’s a lot of paper! From property and maintenance records to confidential tenant information and supplier Purchase Orders, many housing associations have thousands of documents they have accumulated over the years. However, with…

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Research into the UK Purchase Order Process

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To support the release of our Purchase Order Processing (POP) solution we have researched the UK SME industry to better understand the challenges and pain points facing financial controllers. Performed by independent research house, RedShift Research, our report addresses the fragmented approach UK SMEs have to POP. We set out…

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Invu Summer Roadshow – London, Birmingham, Manchester.

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As summer approaches we are hitting the road with three customer events in London, Birmingham and Manchester. The Invu Summer Roadshow events are free-to-attend and provide the opportunity for us to update customers on the latest solutions, modules and developments to the Invu technology. The Invu Summer Roadshow begins its…

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Hide and Seek: Keeping Track of the Evil Purchase Order

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It is a battle any financial worker will understand – knowing where a Purchase Order is within the Purchase Order Process (POP) and validating all elements required are completed has been giving financial workers a headache for many years. Invu recently commissioned some research into the area of POP, asking…

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Purchase Order Processing: A snapshot into our industry survey

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The purchase order system is broken. A bold statement perhaps, but one that we agreed summed up the situation in many small to medium-sized businesses (SMBs). However this was merely our interpretation of the market based on our day-to-day experience, we had nothing to support this notion. To investigate our…

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Invu exhibiting at the Housing Finance Conference and Exhibition

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We will be attending the Housing Finance Conference and Exhibition at the University of Warwick tomorrow, Wednesday 18 March. The yearly event is for finance professionals in the social housing sector and sees over 1,000 business minds meet for topical debates, to share best practices and learn about the latest…

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eWorld – Crossing the Purchase Order Process Chasm

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The team at Invu recently attended eWorld Procurement & Supply, the Leading Bi-Annual Event for Procurement Innovation, on the 3rd March to discuss the latest trends in the procurement world. Stuart Evans, CTO of Invu, started off the morning with a presentation titled ‘Crossing the Purchase Process Chasm’ where he…

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eWorld

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We will be attending eWorld at London’s QEII Conference Centre today, Tuesday 03 March. The biannual event on procurement and supply provides unique insight into the latest innovations and technologies for supply chain, senior procurement and finance executives. Our very own CTO, Stuart Evans will be speaking from the Fleet…

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Time for a paper-lite approach?

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Paper has become an inevitable part of almost every business. From invoices to memos, orders to applications, each business will have at least one, if not more, paper based process. Whilst these processes may appear to be a streamlined and efficient way of working, after all, you have probably been…

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The Purchase Process – Is it broken?

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Our Chief Technology Officer, Stuart Evans, discusses the importance of Purchase Order Processing in SMEs as new research conducted by independent research house, Redshift Research reveals that almost a quarter of UK finance professionals (24%) say their current purchasing processes need fixing as a matter of priority. The survey asked…

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How to avoid your FD becoming the company Scrooge in the New Year

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A hangover is not the only thing you might be suffering from after the Christmas festivities and as the New Year gets underway many FDs will be tightening their purse strings. Money headaches are a risk you take with the December outgoings but how do you get over spending so…

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Don’t act like Sheldon Cooper when implementing business process automation

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Sheldon Cooper, the fictional character in the television series The Big Bang Theory, is a genius with very little emotional intelligence. Business process automation may be perceived as taking some steps into Sheldon’s logic-driven world, where the selection of the tools (hardware and software) alone would be the key to…

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