Kefron has been awarded a place on the UK Government G-Cloud 9 Framework. This enables the public sector departments throughout the UK to use Kefron AP Automation Cloud software.

The Framework Agreement is for use by UK public sector bodies which allows them to choose and purchase cloud computing services covering infrastructure, platform, software, and specialist cloud services. The framework is for commodity based, pay-as-you go cloud services across cloud hosting, cloud software, and cloud support.

The G-Cloud 9 allows suppliers the chance to deliver a service to public sector departments that saves time and money while limiting the hassle of running full tender or competition procurement processes themselves. It replaces the previous framework, the G-Cloud 7, an agreement that Kefron had also been awarded a place on.

The Crown Commercial Service team, which reviewed each of the applications, awarded Kefron this standard following evidence of compliance regarding all information security matters including data protection, privacy, and IT governance within the industry.

The framework enables Kefron to offer its market leading scanning and software solution to a range of companies across the UK. Businesses can improve efficiency in accounts payable departments by eliminating manual invoices processes. The invoice processing times, paper or digital, are decreased by as much as 80 per cent resulting in cost savings of up to 67 per cent.

A contribution to Kefron’s successful application has been its ISO accreditations, most notably the ISO 27001 for information security. The ISO 27001 standard requires Kefron to continually assess the information security risks of the business and provide controls to remove the risk to confidentiality, integrity, and availability.

Kristina Russell UK sales manager Kefron says: “Inclusion on this framework further emphasises Kefron’s position as a reputable provider of quality digital services. We are looking forward to working with the various public sector departments, to understand their needs and to provide customised solutions to improve how they manage their records.”

The G Cloud 9 Framework is in support of the Government pledge to drive the NHS to be paperless by 2020.