15th October 2012

Integra Helps Streamline Systems at Black Country Partnership NHS Foundation Trus

In order to meet the increased demands of taking on additional services from other providers, the Black Country Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (BCPFT) has selected the Integra Finance and Procurement solution from Capita IB Solutions. The Trust is a major provider of mental health, learning disability and community healthcare services for people of all ages in the Black Country.

During 2011 the Black Country Partnership NHS Foundation Trust took on a range of community and inpatient-based services from across the Black Country, which meant that the Trust grew to cover a much larger geographical area and more than doubled in size. In order to ensure continuity of service, and to handle the increased requirements, the Trust made the decision to improve its controls and functionality and to reduce its manual processes by implementing new IT systems. The Trust also decided to undertake an integration exercise that would bring together its previously disparate component organisations. Integra from Capita IB Solutions was selected to replace the existing sales, purchasing and general ledger functions. The new system also provides additional modules for procurement, ordering, receipting and stock control.

During the selection process, Capita IB Solutions demonstrated a good understanding of the Trust’s requirements. The company also presented Integra’s capability to match the Trust’s current and long-term business needs. The contract includes the implementation and support of the Integra Finance and Procurement solution. Implementation has already started, and the planned go-live for the system is December 2012.

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