Christopher Penn, Head of Central Payments, Leeds City Council
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.