Software Europe Takes Expenses Claims to Downing Street

By Postcode Anywhere, PRNE
Wednesday, July 20, 2011

WORCESTER, England, July 21, 2011 -


Distance Verification
Service From
Postcode Anywhere an Integral Part
of New Expenses Claims Software

Web-based application supplier href="">Software Europe is
confident it can ease the Government’s expenses woes this week,
after visiting Downing Street to pitch its expenses claims

The online tool, which includes features from Postcode
Anywhere’s web-based href="">Distances
and Directions service, was shortlisted from over 350 proposals
in the Cabinet Office’s Innovation Launch Pad initiative earlier
this month.

The aim of Innovation Launch Pad is to help small-medium
businesses promote their specialist services to the public sector -
with a view to saving Government money. Software Europe’s service
is already helping NHS Trusts manage their expenses claims

James Thompson, Business Development Manager for Software
Europe, said: “Travel and expenses are one of the highest costs to
NHS organisations. Our answer to that is an automated claims system
which is straightforward for Trusts to implement. We know we’ve
achieved this from experience - forty NHS Trusts and over 80,000
NHS professionals are already using Expenses NHS. Moreover, the
initial costs are recouped in just eight weeks, with the Royal
Berkshire Hospital saving £98,000 in the first ten months alone
since implementing our computer-based system.

“Government has a clear target of procuring 25% of its services
from SMEs, and the Innovation Launch Pad has given us the
opportunity to go straight to the top. We feel our services were
exceptionally well-received, and this is in no small part thanks to
Postcode Anywhere’s distance validation service, which has made a
big difference to the fuel claim process in our expense management

“Because of scalability, dependability and ease of
implementation, Postcode Anywhere’s range of services makes online
application development faster and more reliable.”

Postcode Anywhere’s sales and marketing director Phil Rothwell
said: “Software Europe’s expenses claim management system
demonstrates how web-based services can bring considerable cost
savings and efficiencies to the public sector. It also shows how
useful Postcode Anywhere’s suite of online services can be for
software application developers.

“The internet, relatively mature now, is a reliable utility like
gas or water. What it brings is scope for rapidly rolling out
flexible services across an entire organisation - even if that
organisation is as large and complex as the NHS. It’s past the time
for dipping toes in the water. This kind of proven technology needs
to be embraced if this country is going to make a sustainable
economic recovery and claw back the deficit.”

Minister for the Cabinet Office Francis Maude said: “This
Government does not believe there is a one-size-fits-all approach
to delivering services. That is why we want to make it easy for
small businesses to tell us their ideas, as they will have a vital
role to play in helping us to find new, innovative and more cost
effective ways to improve services to the public.”

For more information about Software Europe, please visit href="">

To find out about Postcode Anywhere’s range of web-based
services, see href="">

Notes to Editors:

About Software Europe

Software Europe is a leading UK supplier of web-based employee
expenses management solutions. Since 1989 Software Europe has been
delivering exceptional products and high quality service that
strive to streamline business processes and reduce spend.

Expenses is a
secure, online solution that provides a simple policy compliance
process for employees to submit, authorise, reimburse and audit
employee business expenses. With an extensive list of benefits href="">Expenses includes
mileage calculations, self-registration, duty of care management,
carbon emission reporting and eForms to automate approval processes
such as holiday requests.

Please visit the website for further information: href="lithium/marketing/Shared%20Documents/Campaigns/Press%20Releases/New%20Customer%20Announcements/">

About Postcode Anywhere

Postcode Anywhere supplies software and services which improve
the day-to-day operations of over 8,000 organisations worldwide.
Best known as a provider of href="">address auto-fill and
verification software, the company offers a range of
data-driven services, including route planning, customer profiling
and bank account validation. It is now the fastest-growing reseller
of Royal Mail’s Postcode Address File (PAF®) and the market leader
for online address auto-fill. A multi-award-winning organisation,
it has also appeared in Deloitte’s European fast-growth technology
company list for three years running. For more information about
Postcode Anywhere, please visit href="">

Recent Awards and Recognition for
Postcode Anywhere

  • Deloitte Technology Fast 500 EMEA 2008/9, 2009/10 &
  • Red Herring Top 100 Europe - 2010
  • Best Small IT Supplier of the Year - UK IT Industry Awards
    (finalist) - 2009
  • Dell Small Business Excellence Award (UK finalist) - 2009
  • Small-Medium Sized Business of the Year (regional finalist) -
    National Business Awards 2009
  • Orange Best Use of Technology (Midlands) - 2008 National
    Business Awards
  • Growth Business of the Year - Chamber Awards 2008
  • Small Business of the Year - Chamber Awards 2008
  • Customer Service Team of the Year (finalist) - National
    Customer Services Awards 2008


Media contact for Postcode Anywhere
Jim Williams - PR Manager, Postcode Anywhere
Press centre at: href="">

Media contact for Software Europe
Adele Briggs, Corporate Communications Manager, Software



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