[KnowledgeBus IT Edition] has been invaluable to check stock availability, stock levels in country. Sending out the same quote request to known suppliers soon shows the quality of their service.

Nigel Phillips, Systems Manager, Cantell Maths and Computing College

[KnowledgeBus IT Edition] is an invaluable tool which allows us to see aggregated supply chain pricing real-time. This allows us to monitor prices being quoted to see if we are really getting a good deal.

David Thomas, Head of Procurement, Birmingham & Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust

[KnowledgeBus IT Edition] is saving us money and hours in time. The audit team can now see we are achieving best value on every purchase and this efficiency has released the business to focus on more strategic tasks.

Andrew Ryan, Group Purchasing Manager, Britannia Hotels Group

University of Birmingham

“During the first six months, KnowledgeBus helped the university save in excess of £70,000.”

Mears Group achieved an immediate return on investment with KnowledgeBus

Mears Group is best known for its social housing repairs and maintenance work.

IT Savings in Large Utility Company

Utility company exceeds £750,000 IT savings target with KnowledgeBus

Council trims IT spend by 4%

Regional Council trims IT spend by 4% to better meet service priorities

Royal Veterinary College unlocks four days a month

The Royal Veterinary College unlocks four days a month with best practice benchmarking.

Home Group - Suppliers were costing on average 21%

As one of the UK’s largest housing associations, Home Group employs more than 4,000 colleagues and works with over 200 local authorities nationally to house and support more than 120,000 people a year.

Birmingham Metropolitan College cut IT costs by 40%

Jamie Smith, director of systems and policy development, said: “The tool has enabled us to cut the cost of buying IT equipment by 40% and save around an hour per order on benchmarking and admin.”

South Staffordshire College

South Staffordshire College has an annual turnover of £30million. Its IT team supports more than 20,000 students and 850 staff who are based over four campuses. This includes the college’s new state of the art Cannock campus, which opened in January 2014.

University of Sunderland

Dave Hartis said: "This tool fundamentally empowers us with deep industry knowledge to challenge resellers and discuss why, in certain instances, their margins appear to be higher than the market average."

Britannia Hotels

Setup in 1976, Britannia Hotels is the UK's largest national, independent hotel group owning 35 properties with a total of 10,000 rooms. Spring 2010 saw Britannia Hotels introduce KnowledgeBus IT Edition.


Neil Stokes tells how Jessops adopted KnowledgeBus IT Edition to speed up decision making and maximise return on IT spend.

University of Nottingham

The University of Nottingham has adopted an innovative online IT benchmarking tool, KnowledgeBus IT Edition, to reduce IT purchase costs as part of an overall effort to get more from the same budget.

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