In December 2008 the roll out of electronic ordering and order approval across Historic Scotland was completed.
eProcurement makes use of the capabilities of the Internet to conduct transactions between buying organisations and suppliers.
Conducting business electronically offers many benefits over paper-based processes including: ease of use, reduced process costs for both buyers and suppliers, increased contract compliance and adherence to business workflows, automated record-keeping, and improved management information.
The most significant change for Historic Scotland’s Suppliers is that they now receive Purchase Orders by either e-mail, fax or cXML (cXML allows Purchase Orders to be sent directly to Suppliers back office). There has also been a Central Invoicing Processing Team established, who now process all invoices received from suppliers.