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160 Child Care Centres, servicing 15,000 children … 1 platform.
think has delivered Affinity a single platform for all its sites to purchase from.
The simplicity of think along with a strong focus on the Child Care Sector has delivered tremendous results for Affinity in a very short time frame.
Affinity Education Group owns and operates more than 150 Lifelong Learning Centres throughout Australia within a professional network of early childcare brand groups.
Affinity’s procurement process was heavily paper based, which was costly and prone to errors. Compounding the challenges was the issue of having more than 160 sites across different geographical locations. Affinity also needed to address issues relating to workflow approval, ensuring the various sites were paying the contracted pricing and purchasing from quality accredited suppliers.
As a result Affinity had no central source for real time reporting which caused additional workloads for area managers needing to optimise performance within their territory. Additionally, the Accounts Payable team would need to actively follow up individual locations for Invoices of the goods they received – this was an unnecessary waste of both time and internal resources.
Affinity implemented think’s Switch-on Plus product across all sites as well as their QLD Head Office.
The initial benefits included single sign-on access to all staff, reduced maverick spend, more efficient internal processes, central approvals and audit trails, reduced back office costs and errors as well as increased spend visibility and granularity.
what we deliver
purchase better, purchase faster
Pre-negotiated product range to deliver you up to 30% savings on the average market price from a huge selection of everyday purchases
more time running your business
A single convenient platform accessible 24/7, anytime, anywhere – more time running your business, and less time running after suppliers
track every step of the process
think keeps track of every step in the purchasing process – providing you real-time audit trails, built in reporting and customisable data extracts
highest standard PCI compliance
Highest standard PCI compliant payment gateways used by banks around the world, for your peace of mind
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