The power of standards for patient care in England

Glen Hodgson, Head of Healthcare at GS1 UK, looks at how GS1 standards are delivering improved patient safety, enhanced clinical effectiveness and driving operational efficiencies in Acute Trusts in England When the Department of Health’s eProcurement strategy was released in 2014, Acute Trusts in England were asked to start using GS1 standards to track every … Continued

Topics: EDI, GS1, Healthcare, Trading

Coping with the seasonal storm?

The most important thing to consider when preparing for and battling a storm or tumultuous period is safety. Those who operate within seasonal industries are threatened by having to ensure that every product is produced and provided on time, to maximise profitability around peak times to ensure their safety within the off season. Whilst seasonal … Continued

Topics: Trading

EDI integration, how will it help?

EDI is a tool used to accelerate the flow of business documents from ‘computer to computer’. ERP Integration fuels this process by automating manual processes like re-keying data into your back office system and streamlining internal business processes. Time An integrated EDI solution becomes necessary when a business is looking to quicken order processing and … Continued

Topics: EDI, Integration

Is there a value for paper in business?

Although Electronic trading is prevalent amongst many companies there are still businesses of various sizes opting to send paper invoices. On average, it is estimated that every employee uses around 10,000 sheets of paper each year, with those in finance departments using the most, and the majority of all paper used, wasted. But why? Traditionally … Continued

Topics: eInvoicing