Software Europe set to save the NHS thousands of pounds with new app for BlackBerry smartphones

Software Europe, provider of online expenses management solutions for the NHS, today announced plans to bring its expenses application to users on BlackBerry smartphones. The company also announced it has joined the BlackBerry Alliance Program as a Select member.

For over 10 years Software Europe has been providing professionals in both the commercial and public sector, with online expenses and contract management solutions. The financial benefits of automating employee expenses are very compelling. For example, the Royal Berkshire NHS Trust reported a massive £100,000 saving in the first ten months of automating their employee expenses online.

Software Europe’s Expenses Health has already been chosen by over 47 NHS organisations with over 140,000 NHS professionals claiming their expenses online, totalling 1.1 million expenses claims per year. Detailed analysis demonstrates that implementing Expenses Health typically delivers Trusts with an average reduction in spend of 15-20%. Using BlackBerry smartphones will greatly enhance the efficiency of the NHS employee expenses process further, being able to record, authorise, reimburse and audit employee expenses away from their desk.

“Joining the BlackBerry Alliance Program comes at an opportune time when we are developing mobile applications for our online solutions,” expresses Neil Everatt, Managing Director of Software Europe. “Being a part of this community is very advantageous and we hope that our expertise as leaders in expenses and contract management will add great value and enhance the service for BlackBerry smartphone users. We pride ourselves in being at the forefront of technology and see this new partnership as another huge leap ahead in offering the very best in cloud technology for our customers.”

As a Select member of the BlackBerry Alliance Program, Software Europe will be able to take advantage of support, development and marketing resources from Research In Motion, to help enhance the mobile offering of Software Europe’s leading SaaS solutions. The use of BlackBerry smartphones is particularly prevalent within the NHS because the solution offers policy controls and high levels of security management. With its membership in the program, Software Europe is aiming to advance its relationships across industry sectors, providing access to an enhanced mobile platform for products already proven to increase efficiencies and make huge cost savings.

Software Europe is looking forward to launching its mobile applications in the new year. The first mobile application for BlackBerry smartphones will provide both private and public sector employees a convenient and fast way to record their expenses while on the move.