Osborne, one of the UK’s leading construction, civil engineering, homes and property services companies is utilising WebContractor, an innovative online portal designed to comprehensively manage the end-to-end process of subcontractor orders, applications and payments. Osborne faced an increasing challenge to manage the multitude of associated applications for payment it receives from subcontractors.
Readie Construction, a £140m turnover business which specialises in new and refurbishment industrial, retail and commercial projects, currently receives more than 600 applications for payment from subcontractors every month. Processing these applications manually had become not only labour intensive and hugely time-consuming but also incredibly inefficient and prone to error.
Luxury bathroom supplier C.P. HART has tapped into an efficient way of managing increased sales through the adoption of an automated e-Invoicing solution. C.P. Hart, which offers traditional and contemporary bathrooms to both consumers and the trade, is utilising Open ECX’s ‘easy e-invoice solution’ to significantly reduce the need for its finance department to process paperwork – a laborious and time-consuming task.
Howarth Timber, operating a network of 30 timber and builders’ merchant branches across the country, made the investment to increase invoice processing efficiency and streamline supplier payments. Open ECX, the fastest growing electronic trading community in the construction supply chain, provided Howarth Timber with their ‘easy e-invoice solution’; an e-invoicing system that automatically converts and validates PDF invoices received from suppliers into XML files, integrating seamlessly with the business’ back office system, in Howarth Timber’s case, the Kerridge K8 system.
MP MORAN has increased efficiencies and strengthened supplier relationships through the adoption of an automated e-invoicing system.
The builders’ and plumbers’ merchant, which stocks products from more than 2,000 suppliers across its seven branches in the UK and Ireland, implemented Open ECX’s payments processing tool after growing tired of manually processing mountains of paperwork.
eHub3 is the fastest growing e-commerce hub in the construction industry, offering a range of secure, cost-effective solutions that allow businesses to transact with their customers, suppliers and subcontractors electronically.
Open ECX has worked closely with Chandlers Building Supplies to integrate eHub3’s PDF to XML solution into their purchase ledger workflow, making significant improvements to the business by removing the need to manually process invoices and allowing them to enter a much larger quantity of documents.
A leading construction products and equipment manufacturer and supplier, Hilti worked with construction e-commerce specialist OpenECX to use its unique Email-to-Business (E2B) technology to encourage customers to switch from paper-based orders to email-based PDF orders that could be integrated and automatically processed by Hilti’s back office systems. The time taken to establish e-business arrangements was reduced by over 80%, at no cost to customers, while Hilti was able to make overhead savings on its administration of purchase orders and other processes.
One of the UK’s leading construction, civil engineering and property services business, the Osborne group worked with construction e-commerce specialist OpenECX to increase the volume of supplier invoices processed electronically. It was already processing thousands of electronic invoices, but there was a “gap”: a rump of low-volume supplier relationships still reliant on paper. Osborne “filled the gap”; it encouraged key suppliers to email PDF-based e-Invoices which could be automatically accepted by Osborne’s financial system. OpenECX’s COINS connector enabled EDI-type trading via PDFs for Osborne suppliers.