Invu version 6.10 now available (12/2015)

We are pleased to announce our latest software update – Version 6.10. The latest update is now available to our global base of customers, and marks the start of a year of R&D from the Invu team. For more information regarding version 6.10’s new features and enhancements please click the link below.

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Invu Launches New Functionality (18/01/2016)

The electronic Document Management, Accounts Payable and Purchasing solution provider Invu has launched new functionality in its products with its latest software update.

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How to Manage Growth – Without Huge Expense (10/12/2015)

Ian Smith, Finance Director and General Manager at Invu , a leading UK provider of electronic document management (eDM), invoice and purchase order management solutions, outlines in this guest post the value of combining invoice data capture with workflow and tight integration with accounting software to radically reduce costs and improve financial control.

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Survey Web

The Invu Annual Survey 2015 (11/2015)

In our annual survey we’d like to understand your thoughts and opinions on a variety of business issues. The survey will look into topics ranging from how your company processes Invoices to ways in which Fraud can effect your business. There are a number of prizes to be won, with an individual prize for each topic answered. A main prize of a private tour of Kew Gardens & Michelin star dining for two is up for grabs.

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How to move on from manual processes as a growing business (06/11/2015)

Outlining the value of combining invoice data capture with workflow and tight integration with accounting software to radically reduce costs and improve financial control.

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The Procurement Summit (28/10/2015)

Invu will be exhibiting at the Procurement Summit on the 17th November at the Midland Hotel in Manchester. Stuart Evans, CTO will be speaking at the event demonstrating how to bring the control of your spend forward to the requisition stage, to improve efficiency, visibility and enable employee self-service. The Procurement Summit provides senior purchasing, sourcing and supply chain executives across the North of England with an unmissable opportunity to keep up-to-date with the latest industry innovations, best practice and new technology solutions.

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Ardenglen Housing Association (06/10/2015)

We’re pleased to welcome Ardenglen Housing Association as a new Invu customer. Ardenglen manage nearly 1,000 homes & over the past 20 years has invested nearly £50m in transforming the housing, local environment and living conditions of our community in East Castlemilk, Glasgow, Scotland. We will be implementing the Invu Document Management and Accounts Payable solutions in the near future.



OctoBeardFest 2015: ‘Let it grow bro!’ (10/2015)

For the 2nd year running Invu are proud to supporting The Prostate Project, a charity that raises money and awareness for Prostate Cancer. During the month of October members of the Invu team will be ditching their razors and growing a beard (‘let it gro bro!’) to raise money for a very worthwhile charity.

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Taking stock of POP: How SMBs should address their fragmented purchase order processes (14/08/2015)

Small and mid-sized businesses (SMBs) could be missing out on all sorts of efficiency savings and everyday spending intelligence according to a survey commissioned by Invu.

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Fresh Business

The Invoice Pantomime: And How to End it (03/08/2015)

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!.

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Paper-based purchasing processes waste most time (09/07/2015)

UK finance workers in small and medium-sized businesses are spending eight hours a month dealing with calls from employees asking whether or not a purchase requesition has been approved.

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Stuart Evans, CTO of Invu (10/06/2015)

Today’s profile comes from the Chief Technical Officer from Invu, Stuart Evans.

Invu develops and provides software solutions and services to help organisations with control, management and security of electronic documents and the automation of workflows. Invu’s solutions enable automated document scan, capture, process and archive and integrate readily with most back office systems, allowing tighter control of financial, HR and general business processes.

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Error- Folder cannot be found: Why getting rid of folders can improve access to your business documents (04/06/2015)

For decades now, we have been provided with folders to manage our business files. A hierarchical storage model that panders to that bit of control freak in all of us – or not. They are actually a little unnatural,

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Keeping track of the Evil Purchase Order Process (03/06/2015)

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

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The era of computer folders is dead (03/06/2015)

For decades, employees have been provided with folders to manage business files. A hierarchical storage model that panders to that bit of control freak in everyone – or not. They are actually a little unnatural.

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Tackling a fragmented purchase order process (27/05/2015)

Businesses are missing out on all sorts of efficiency savings as well as everyday spending intelligence, says Ian Smith, FD at Invu. We surveyed finance personnel from public and private sector SMEs to find out how they used purchase order processing (POP) systems in business.

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Spend Matters

Invu Research on Purchase Order Processing in Small Firms- Not a Pretty Picture (21/05/2015)

We see a lot of surveys and research coming into our email, but most of it focuses on large firms. So a piece of work carried out by Redshift Research for Invu was a bit different, focusing as it does on a sample of 200 finance staff in small firms employing just 10-250 people.

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Housing Technology

Adactus streamlines purchasing with Invu (20/05/2015)

Invu has implemented a new Purchase Order Processing (POP) system at Adactus Housing Group, adding to its earlier implementations of an electronic Document Management system and an automated Accounts Payable system

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UK SME Finance Industry Research Report: Addressing the fragmented approach to Purchase Order Processing (POP) (20/05/2015)

The full results of the Invu Purchase Order Processing (POP) study are now available. To download a copy of the report please follow the link below.

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Can a Purchase Order Process really yield savings, improve control & visibility for housing organisations? (05/05/2015)

For North-West based Adactus Housing Group (AHG), it was important to gain visibility across all departments to save money & ensure it was getting the best deals with its suppliers.

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Summer Roadshow News

Invu Summer Roadshow – London (27/04/2015)

The Invu Summer Roadshow (#InvuRdShow) makes its first stop in London on the 12th May at The Wesley Hotel in Euston Street, London.

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Customer documents flow easily with Invu solution (14/04/2015)

Given the space required to store an estimated 200,000 paper-based customer documents, the company had a strong business case for an electronic document management(eDM) solution.

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You can’t have Big Data until you have Good Data (11/04/2015)

Businesses are beginning to understand the need for Big Data, the large and often disparate information generated by staff, systems and websites.

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Summer Roadshow News

Invu Summer Roadshow (01/04/2015)

Invu’s hitting the road! Our Summer Roadshow kicks off in May where we will be visiting locations up and down the country. Come and join us to find out all the latest news here at Invu.

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Invu upgrades Bournville’s eDM (27/03/2015)

Bournville Village Trust has upgraded its Invu electronic document management system to improve workflows between its departments and provide faster and more accurate responses to tenants’ queries

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housing finance news

Housing Finance Conference and Exhibition – Warwick University (16/03/2015)

Join us at the largest housing finance exhibition in the UK. Visit us at Stand 101 to see our latest products and meet people who can make a real difference to your business.

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invu purchasing news

Introducing Invu Purchasing (04/03/2015)

Invu are pleased to announce the release of a brand new product, Invu Purchasing. Invu Purchasing is a simple purchasing system to provide control, enable your staff and improve your purchase process.

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UK Finance Workers Spend 8 Hours a Month Tied Up in Unnecessary Admin (04/03/2015)

Invu releases sneak peek into industry research report focusing on Purchase Ordering Processing trends and challenges.

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Added Flexibility and Security – Jersey Water Case Study (19/02/2015)

Given the space required to store an estimated 200,000 paper based customer documents, the company had a strong business case for an Electronic Document Management solution. Find out more by reading the case study.

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How to avoid your FD becoming the company scrooge in the new year (02/02/2015)

As the New Year gets under way 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 much money in one month.

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Step away from the shredder (01/2015)

Invu CTO Stuart Evans discusses strategies for getting rid of paper documents while complying with longer-term document management regulations.

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Improve your purchasing order processing cycle (22/12/2014)

Improving purchase order processing can free up time, ensure budget holders have full visibility of their spend, and give FDs more time to spend across the business, says Invu CTO Stuart Evans.

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Invu’s predictions for 2015 (19/12/2014)

Predictions for the year ahead from Stuart Evans, Chief Technology Officer, at Invu. ).

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SME purchasing processes are broken say UK finance personnel (16/12/2014)

Invu, the document management solutions provider, today announces the initial findings of its research into Purchase Order Processes among UK small and medium enterprises (SMEs).

The research, carried out by Redshift Research during November 2014, reveals that many finance professionals are reported to be unhappy with their Purchase Ordering Process and solutions available to them.

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As old as the hills: How to transform ancient invoice processing (05/11/2014)

Supplier invoice processing, burdened by paper, is a slow dark and dreary topic.

The management of paper-based supplier invoice processing in business is getting harder and harder.

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Invu User Conference, #InvuLondon14 (04/11/2014)

We’ve just days to go until our annual London User Conference at The Brewery, Chiswell Street, London, on 06 November, 2014. After a very successful and well-received conference last year, we made the decision to invite more of our customers and prospects to come and share their experiences and see what new announcements we have to our solutions portfolio.

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Invoice with the Vampire: How to speed up invoice processing (31/10/2014)

Invoice Processing is an old topic – some say it’s unknown exactly how old as the tales of dealing with paper invoices stretch back to times of legend. But how do you become an invoice processing vampire?

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SMEs And The Importance Of Document Management (16/10/2014)

Small and mid-sized enterprise businesses don’t employ an IT ‘policeman’ – i.e. someone who has the responsibility to ensure the use of IT is standardised across the business, however using an electronic Document Management (eDM) solution can help to implement a controlled filing methodology to limit or prevent information chaos.

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Women’s Pioneer Housing office clearance with Invu (16/10/2014)

A year on, Women’s Pioneer report on how it’s automated its finance function and digitised its invoices and tenancy records at the same time as creating valuable space in it central London offices.

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Going Paperless In The Electronic Age? (15/10/2014)

Stuart Evans CTO at Invu and Colin Miller from ABBYY joined Jon Hansen to talk about the inevitability of paper and the importance of incorporating as opposed to eliminating it from the business landscape.

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Procurement – don’t be the “Ken” of your organisation (30/09/2014)

But how do you implement that kind of process and cultural change in an organisation? Well, the guys at Invu (partners of ABBYY) seemed to have it down to a tee.

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Efficiency Drive (01/09/2014)

Port of Leith Housing Association ,which has been at the heart of redevelopment in the Leith area of Edinburgh, is using Invu’s Document Management software to rehouse over 50,000 documents affiliated to its 2,650 properties. HABM finds out how IT solutions can help improve the efficiency of a multitude of housing association activities, including their repairs and maintenance operations.

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Document Manager Awards Finalist 2014 (15/08/2014)

We’re pleased to announce that Invu has been shortlisted for the Document Manager Awards 2014 in the following categories:

  • Company of the Year
  • Enterprise CMS Product of the Year – Invu Series 6
  • Product of the Year – Invu Series 6
  • Service/Support Company of the Year
  • Software Product of the Year – Invu Series 6
  • Workflow/BPM Product of the Year – Invu Series 6

Voting is now open, please click here to cast your vote for Invu!



7 Reasons To Move To A Document Management Web Portal (16/07/2014)

As the economy improves, organisations are no longer focusing exclusively on cost – quality of service and the end to end experience are becoming increasingly essential to attain and retain customers. For any organisation that routinely shares information with customers, from quotes to valuation statements, reliance on slow, expensive print/post or anarchic, unmanaged email communication is no longer good enough.

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EDM at Port of Leith with Invu (01/05/2014)

Port of Leith Housing Association is mid-way through a project with Invu to digitise more than 50,000 documents, replacing its previous manual process of filing and storing all paper-based documents.

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How to implement email integration into a Document Management system (24/04/2014)

It is widely acknowledged that email is one of the greatest business tools ever invented- but is it really? The ability to send a message to an individual anywhere in the world at a click of a button was a revelation- and it turned business communication on its head.

However, in today’s connected business environment, people are struggling to cope with the amount of mail they receive on a daily basis.

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Invu Version 6.8 (08/04/2014)

We are pleased to announce the release of Invu Document Management version 6.8.

Customers who are currently on Invu Series 6 and have an active support agreement will be able to upgrade to the latest version FREE* of charge.

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