24th March 2010
iSOFT Business Solutions wins two-year contract renewal with NHS body worth £6 million
Capita IB Solutions, part of the Capita Group and a market leader in providing world-class financial accounting software, procurement and bespoke solutions to service-centric organisations, today announced that NHS Shared Business Services (NHS SBS) has extended its contract for Capita IB Solutions to host its Oracle finance and purchasing applications by an additional two years.
This latest contract, worth £6 million extends the original £28 million agreement, signed in March 2008, to 2016. It expands the services offered and includes new HP hardware and infrastructure and a move to Oracle Release 12. The contract is for services only and excludes licenses.
NHS SBS provides services such as accounts payable, debt collection, bank account reconciliation, and account reporting for 30% of all NHS organisations. Capita IB Solutions has provided NHS SBS with a fully hosted managed service since 2002.
"The extension clearly indicates the strength of our relationship and is great news for both organisations as it gives us the foundation to move forward and ensure we continue to support NHS SBS' business objectives," said Eamonn Morris, Managing Director of Capita IB Solutions Solutions. "Healthcare organisations are coming under increasing pressure to streamline back office processes and reduce spending, while also maintaining high-quality operations. Our joint expertise in delivering services to NHS trusts will allow those using the system to gain excellent value and make significant savings."
"Extending our partnership with Capita IB Solutions allows us to continue to deliver a high-quality, best value solution to all our NHS clients," said John Neilson, Managing Director at NHS SBS. "As we currently support around 30% of NHS trusts, this fits with our strategy to ensure consistently high service quality and performance. Capita IB Solutions has a proven track record of cost effective and reliable services to NHS SBS that helps us to deliver added value to all of our NHS clients."
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