COINS recently worked with top 50 contractor Pochin PLC to identify ways in which improvements to its current COINS implementation and business processes could produce greater commercial benefit and cost savings in the future.

Any long-term user of a software solution can benefit from a review of its business processes in light of cumulative enhancements in the software. Pochins, a multi-disciplined property and construction company based in Middlewich, Cheshire, is no exception.

The company has been using the COINS ERP solution for eight years and the review together with the reinvestment in IT comes at a time of significant change within the business as the company gears up for expansion and growth and a full order book for the next 12 months.

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A formal business improvement project is now in place, which will deliver several key initiatives over the coming months, including:

• Review and implementation of optimised COINS subcontract order and certificate processing

• Implementation of subcontract workflows to facilitate review and approval in a secure, controlled manner

• Introduction of purchase cards (PCards) for site employees, removing process delays for routine purchases within Pochin’s preset rules and reducing the volume of accounts payable invoices

• Introduction of mGRN by COINS-mobile, linking goods received information from the site directly to Pochins’ procurement system.

Charlie Appleby, Group IT and Insurance Manager for Pochin PLC comments: “As a result of our extensive business process review, we are re-energising our COINS solution and taking advantage of the new technologies available within the COINS suite. This project will help us optimise our use of COINS, align our core business processes with our current business strategy and ultimately help improve efficiencies.”

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