Purchase to Pay

ELFS combines best practice shared services solution design with its knowledge of the complexities in the NHS.

We always aim to deliver a suite of services tailored to the clients need. Client service requirements can be individually selected from the ELFS services menu. A summary of the key services included in the Service Level Agreements and how to access the Framework are listed below.

Using the integrated Purchase Order Processing modules at your local procurement department or centre, orders are raised in respect of goods and services on your chosen suppliers. ELFS then takes care of subsequent processing and administration of the invoice payments in line with your cashflow and payment requirements.

Key elements of the service include:

  • Web based system to allow electronic requisition and ordering of goods and services
  • Web enabled OCR scanning technology and workflow solution for invoice approval and authorisation
  • Supplier portal for NHS and non NHS suppliers to monitor their account status
  • Interface capabilities to GHX/Nexus and other external catalogue service providers
  • Generation and despatch of purchase orders via email or fax
  • Online receipting of goods and authorisation of services
  • Scanned invoice images available on-line
  • Auto-matching of invoices with orders and non compliance reporting
  • Workflow of invoices to desktops for online authorisation of invoices
  • Proposed payment schedules for specific supplier types
  • BACS, PGO, Cheque and RFT payments
  • Automated remittance advices by email or fax
  • Best Practice Payments Code compliance analysis
  • Procurement technology utilisation at various client organisations.
  • Automated goods received not yet invoiced accruals
  • Weekly creditor reports to allow analysis by client organisations to identify invoices with approvers


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