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Christopher Penn, Head of Central Payments, Leeds City Council


Christopher Penn

Accounts payable technologies used – Purchasing card provider - Barclaycard

Main ERP
– Bespoke tool based on an oracle platform

Annual volume of accounts payable invoices processed:
358,023, purchasing card transactions 53,080 (2010/11)

Top current challenge: making services within the authority order goods and services in the most efficient way, allowing the payment to be processed without intervention or without being queried with the supplier/service.

One thing we are most proud of: increasing the use of purchasing cards within the authority, this reduced the number of invoices received (in 2010/11) by approximately 28,000, generating cashable and non cashable savings for the business.