Why you need to consider BILeading business applications and services provider, Advanced Business Solutions (Advanced), has been awarded a place on the Crown Commercial Service Corporate Software Solutions framework, which went live on 6th October, 2014.

Advanced was selected for the ERP, Finance and Data Management and Reporting software Lots, following a rigorous application process involving 85 respondents.

Advanced’s software will be available on three out of seven specialist lots, which include Lot 1, for ERP solutions, Lot 2, for finance applications and Lot 6, for data management and reporting systems. The full product suite will be available to all public bodies, including NHS trusts and local authorities.

Dean Dickinson, Managing Director of Advanced Business Solutions (Public Sector and Enterprise division) says: “Advanced has more than 30 years’ experience providing the public sector with expert advice and solutions. Securing such high percentages on three lots is further testament to the quality of Advanced’s software and underlines our position as one of the UKs leading and fastest growing software providers.

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“This agreement gives us the opportunity to talk to an ever-increasing number of government and public sector buyers about the benefits and savings that can be achieved through using our ERP, Finance and Data Management software.”

Sarah Hurrell, Commercial Director, Technology, Crown Commercial Service commented: “The vision of the Crown Commercial Service is to deliver maximum value through commercial capability and quality customer service. We are pleased to welcome Advanced Business Solutions as one of the successful bidders on to the Corporate Software Solutions agreement.

“The procurement was undertaken in a fair, open and transparent process and the specialist supply base will provide the public sector with IT suppliers who can meet their software needs, whilst ensuring value for money for the taxpayer.”

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The Crown Commercial Service is an executive agency and trading fund of the Cabinet Office and is responsible for improving Government commercial and procurement activity. The agency provides a professional procurement service to the public sector to enable organisations to deliver improved value for money in their commercial activities and provides appropriate professional support and advice on technical issues, energy saving and environmental improvements.

Advanced secured a placed on the Government’s G-Cloud framework on 2012 and has since seen increasing demand for its ERP on demand solutions.