Northern Ireland Health and Social Care on course to save £43 million within 10 years

IT systems project goes live

A new IT systems project intended to deliver a country-wide finance, procurement and logistics solution within the Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety (DHSSPS) in Northern Ireland has successfully gone live with the full roll-out completed across Health and Social Care NI (HSCNI) and HSC Business Services Organisation.

Further to the success of the roll-out, HSC Business Services Organisation has implemented further solutions including Advanced Computer Software Group’s (Advanced) Cloud Invoicing more recently. The solution will be used to speed up the approval of up to 250,000 supplier invoices each year, unlocking further efficiencies.

DHSSPS contracted the Business Solutions Division of Advanced to deliver an integrated finance, procurement and logistics solution - a key part of its Business Services Transformation Programme (BSTP).

This programme is transforming the delivery of critical business functions in Health and Social Care (“HSC”) in Northern Ireland and is expected to save circa £43 million over a 10 year period. Advanced’s contract with the Department is worth £17m over the contract period of 10 years.