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Frasers Hospitality strengthens procurement with new pay software

Frasers Hospitality, owner of boutique hotel brands Hotel du Vin and Malmaison, has strengthened its back of house procurement system with the implementation of leading purchase to pay software, Access Procure Wizard, from The Access Group.

The selection of Access Procure Wizard follows a competitive tendering process and will see implementation across 35 Hotel du Vin and Malmaison properties along with 12 Frasers properties across the UK and Europe.

Paul Greenhalgh, Director of Procurement, commented, “We wanted a purchase-to-pay software option that suited the complexity of our business and gave full visibility of our procurement process and volumes. It was also important to have exceptional functionality and flexibility that could be integrated into our operating systems and provide comprehensive reporting.

'Access Hospitality understands the industry and has credibility and strength in the sector, and we identified that Access Procure Wizard was an ideal fit for our business, providing bespoke platforms for our three distinct brands.”

Henry Seddon, Managing Director of Access Hospitality, added, ”The Hotel du Vin, Malmaison and Frasers properties epitomise luxurious elegance but have a unique character of their own, so it is important that Access Procure Wizard works smartly and efficiently for every site. The system will enable the business to streamline its operations, reduce costs and improve GP margins.”

In response to current social distancing restrictions, training is being delivered to staff remotely, leading to full Learning Management System Accreditation so that operational efficiencies will be possible immediately on implementation, expected to be in October.

Greenhalgh added, “Operating with reduced capacity has a significant impact on margins, so it is important that we have clear visibility on costs and manage our invoice management and control processes as effectively as possible without compromising on quality and service.

“Access Procure Wizard gives us the functionality we need alongside the comprehensive reporting system to help us navigate the unpredictable trading conditions that lie ahead.”