PROACTIS now helps more than 120 public sector organizations managing £15 billion of public sector spend in the UK and over 100,000 suppliers to streamline their source-to-contract and purchase-to-pay processes to achieve better value and control. The most recent win was at the Flintshire Council, and now 20 out of 22 local authorities in Wales use PROACTIS.
Also recently, Newham Council chose PROACTIS Purchase-to-Pay, and that selection reportedly went through a tight Official Journal of the European Union (OJEU) process (the tendering process required by European Commission directives for public sector procurement where the value exceeds an annually updated threshold).
My understanding is that one of the large European-based providers with origins in accounts payable (A/P) automation, a major consultancy, and the incumbent systems provider, plus others, were involved in the contest. PROACTIS’ track record in the public sector plus proven integration to Infor FMS Masterpiece software must have been the winning factors in this particular case.
TEC blog post (Oct 2010): PROACTIS: The Best-kept Secret in Indirect Spend Management? – Part 2