South of England Procurement Services

South of England Procurement Services are an expert team of qualified procurement professionals using buying power to negotiate a range of competitive contracts and frameworks. They provide collaborative and bespoke procurement solutions to the public sector and are committed to their clients to deliver millions of pounds worth of financial savings through collaborative procurement, contract efficiencies, innovation and value added benefits.

SOEPS were looking for an alternative solution to move away from an existing database as they found it limiting to what they needed to do and how they were wanting to work with their existing clients. In 2014, Target worked with the procurement service to continually develop a bespoke contract management system that mainly focuses on financial and analytic requirements the service needed.

Target’s Accord contract information management and reporting system is allowing the organisation to capture and store all the information around their projects and buyer savings. The service now has instant visibility over data and has the ability to create reports around a finance work plan, and forecast; cash savings and cost reductions.

Neil Routledge, Head of Procurement said, “We were previously working in a database that didn’t meet our needs, so we have worked with Target to build our own system.

“Accord works great for us and Target continually do a great job at meeting our changing needs and I would always recommend them to other organisations.”

NEIL ROUTLEDGE, HEAD OF PROCUREMENT

Target showed us their Accord contract management system which showed the control, visibilities and reports we could gain and their highly skilled team were able to build additional developments to enable us to capture and report on the financial and analytical data we required.”

He continued: “Target have worked with us extensively to meet the requirements to support our team at SOEPS and we have moved a long way with the system since we first started. Accord works great for us and Target continually do a great job at meeting our changing needs and I would always recommend them to other organisations.”

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