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Purchasing Systems Limited
How an enterprise solution transformed strategy and vision

Situation
Established in 1993, Purchasing Systems Limited (PSL) is a leader in fresh food procurement in the UK with an integrated approach to procurement, operations and systems support.

Previously reliant on spreadsheets and manual interventions, PSL were burdened by administration and had no single view over their data. This led to business inefficiencies and a hinderance to company vision and strategy.

Solution
In 2011 PSL approached Click to streamline their rebate management processes. Within six months, we delivered a bespoke solution that exceeded the initial objectives and formed the bedrock of what has grown into a fully enterprise solution – centralising data and transforming efficiencies and growth in all areas of PSL’s business.

Outcome
Backed by robust systems and a single view of their data, PSL has been able to innovate rapidly and deliver market-leading cost saving solutions to their clients. These client systems, developed for PSL by Click, include Recipe, Allergen Management and Procure to Pay solutions to help drive client savings and efficiencies.

The adoption of Click’s bespoke software solutions played an important role in the sale of PSL to Sodexo in 2016.

Testimonial
“Click has played, and will continue to play, an important role in helping PSL realise its business objectives.

Their innovative team have designed, delivered and supported all of the key systems we have used to transform the way we do business.

Thanks to Tom and his team we now boast cutting-edge applications from Darwin, our industry leading price management system; to What’s in my Dish, the UK’s largest menu and allergen management system; to PSL’s bespoke timesheet system which has helped us to grow our company productivity by 30%; to Beagle – our own procure to pay system which brings our clients and suppliers together in a way we could only have dreamed of a few years ago.

We are currently in the process of rolling out our business across Europe and it is great knowing we have Click alongside us as we start to penetrate new markets and geographies.”

Daniel Wilson, Managing Director

£80m

During the course of our work with Purchasing Systems Limited we have helped achieve client savings of £80 million.

Rebate Management Modules

  • £1bn of client spend processed
  • £80 million of client savings

Purchasing Modules

  • 500,000 products catalogued
  • 40 million prices negotiated

Recipe and Allergen Management System

  • 110,000 recipes for UK restaurants and hotels
  • 3 million ingredient allergens tracked and updated

Electronic Data Interchange (EDI)

  • April 2017 to date – 500,000 invoices and £100 million spend processed