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Department for Work and Pensions awards security accreditation contract to Auriga

The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has selected ICT and security consultancy Auriga Consulting to supply the Security Assurance Services (SAS) Accreditation service. The two year contract will see Auriga provide an outsourced accreditation service on behalf of the department. Auriga will also supply secure business process modeling services to help achieve accreditation in line with government and security services guidelines. The DWP is the biggest public service delivery department in the UK and serves over 20 million customers.
Pictured: Department for Work and Pensions headquarters at Caxton House, Westminster, by Paul Clarke
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NHS Shared Business Services strikes e-invoicing partnership with Tradeshift

NHS Shared Business Services (NHS SBS), a leading business support services provider to the NHS, has announced a partnership with e-invoicing platform supplier Tradeshift. Using the Tradeshift platform, NHS SBS will encourage suppliers to its NHS clients to submit and track their invoices electronically, making payments more efficient, reducing the burden on NHS resources and helping suppliers receive payments more quickly. NHS SBS provides business support in the areas of finance and accounting, employment services, procurement, and primary care services. This support depends on a complex network of external partners, suppliers and departments, with up to 30,000 paper invoices processed daily. As the Tradeshift platform processes invoices electronically, the need to manually manage paper documents is completely eradicated, freeing up resources, the company says. "Paper invoicing is a cumbersome, completely outdated process", says Christian Lanng, chief executive of Tradeshift. "When the supplier network is as big as the NHS's, that equates to an enormous amount of unnecessary work and wasted time. The platform - which is free and always will be to suppliers - will enable NHS SBS to optimize processes, increase control and add value right across the supply chain." The project will also join up all suppliers around one portal, the company says. This will become a powerful networking and information resource for suppliers of NHS SBS clients, allowing them to communicate, transact, explore, educate and discover new and exciting ways to do business with each other.
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