Hereford & Worcester Fire and Rescue Service has expanded its TechnologyOne software platform with additional budgeting, inventory and stores procurement modules to help the service meet new accounting standards and long term strategic objectives to streamline operational activities.

HWFRS has more than 800 full time operational staff, retained Firefighters and officers, Fire Control staff, and support staff spread across 27 fire stations located within the two counties.

Director of Finance and Assets at Hereford and Worcester Fire and Rescue Service Martin Reohorn explained: "The new e-procurement portal will allow the distributed fire station managers to electronically order items for stores while speeding up the approvals process. It will also help front line staff to address their needs quickly while still retaining control over budgeting."

In 2007, HWFRS deployed TechnologyOne for accounts payable, general ledger, accounts receivable, stock inventory and Asset Management.

“We are devolving budgeting down to stakeholders to link financial movement down to the operational level of the organisation,” Reohorn added. "Budgeting is a good example as with the help of TechnologyOne, we have shaved weeks off the process and increased budgeting workflow visibility to key stakeholders."

Posted 08/04/2013 by