Wax Digital has been selected by Bakkavor, the UK's leading fresh prepared foods and produce company, to implement an eProcurement system to support over 400 users at 21 businesses across the UK.

Wax Digital Procurement will make it easier for the company's employees to find and order indirect spend items such as stationery, maintenance equipment and electrical supplies using a web browser.

The dispersed nature of the company's operations, twinned with a large user community, make it essential that the solution can be deployed with minimal staff training and Wax Digital's 'No Training' promise was instrumental in Bakkavor's choice of vendor.

"Wax Digital has an excellent reputation for delivering powerful, easy-to-use purchasing systems into organisations such as ours. We know Associated British Foods quite well and were very impressed with the success they have had in controlling indirect spend and maximising purchasing synergies across a large business structure through their Wax Digital solution," said Anthony Bowdidge, Bakkavor.

"Putting this new system in place benefits the sites by giving them much easier and quicker access to approved supplier catalogues and also provides Bakkavor with a clear understanding of spending patterns, allowing us to drive strategic purchasing initiatives in line with them.

"We're delighted to be working with Bakkavor to help control, measure and ultimately reduce spend across their organisation," said Daniel Ball, Director, Wax Digital.

"This kind of environment, where we have many geographically dispersed users with different levels of IT skills, really plays to our strengths. By delivering a very usable system that meets Bakkavor's needs precisely, we make eProcurement more attractive than traditional purchasing methods and thereby secure user buy-in, drive compliance and generate big savings."

About Wax Digital

Wax Digital's On Demand purchasing and spend management solutions accelerate performance at every stage of the P2P lifecycle for some of the world's leading companies.

Three key principles underpin these solutions:

  • No Software: Wax Digital solutions are typically delivered on a hosted, managed basis to deliver business-critical resilience without the IT overhead
  • No Training: A highly intuitive user interface renders complex processes simple and means thousands of users can be accommodated without lengthy training
  • No Compromise: A highly flexible product architecture means solutions are configured to meet each client's exact requirements, rather than imposing standard processes

Wax Digital solutions are in operation with over 230,000 business users.


About Bakkavor

Bakkavr Group is the UK's leading provider of fresh prepared foods and produce. Following the acquisition of Geest PLC and Hitchen Foods in 2005, and the acquisitions of Laurens Patisseries and New Primebake in 2006, Bakkavr Group now operates over 46 factories and employs 16,000 people in seven countries. Bakkavor manufacture over 4,700 products in 17 product categories ranging from pizza, ready meals and salads to dips, dressings, soups and desserts.


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