Balfour Beatty is a leading international infrastructure group, with 24,500 employees providing innovative and efficient infrastructure that underpin the daily lives, supports communities and enables economic growth. 

Introduction

Balfour Beatty is a leading international infrastructure group, with 24,500 employees providing innovative and efficient infrastructure that underpin the daily lives, supports communities and enables economic growth. 

Balfour Beatty is working with Causeway to implement Causeway eGRN - a new solution designed to improve payment processes through digitalising Goods Received Notes (GRNs) and Proof of Delivery (POD) documents.

Having already been accelerating the use the Causeway Tradex e-Invoicing solution since 2005, by implementing Causeway eGRN Balfour Beatty has now created a fully automated 3-way match of POs, GRNs and invoices to streamline their accounts payable process.

Customer Information

Customer Name: Balfour Beatty

Industry: Construction services

Causeway Solution:

Causeway Tradex 

Causeway eGRN

 


The Challenge:

 

Digitising Balfour Beatty's current processes

 

With Causeway Tradex, Balfour Beatty has been providing a single e-invoicing solution for its valued supply chain for over 10 years. The solution allows suppliers to digitally submit the 500,000+ invoices and credit notes that the contractor receives annually.

 

Having digitised invoices, Balfour Beatty then wanted to further digitise the accounts payable process and create a fully automated 3-way match of POs, GRNs and invoices.

 

GRNs are an important part of construction's accounts payable process. They are documents often used by the buyer to compare the amount of goods ordered with what was actually received on site from the supplier.

 

Working with Causeway to digitise this process through the introduction of Causeway eGRN would be key to:

 

  • Improve operational efficiency and create the 3-way match.
  • Paying suppliers quicker from straight-through-processing.
  • Enable better planning through real-time tracking of deliveries.
  • Create a sustainable footprint by removing the need for paper delivery tickets.

 

Causeway eGRN is capable of entirely paperless operation where close integration between suppliers and buyers allows. It creates a single source of truth, adding significant value to the accounts payable process.

 

 

Balfour Beatty have processed over 17,000 GRN/POD notes through Causeway eGRN since June 2022, resulting in an increased payment provision of up to two weeks.

 

 

 

The Outcome

 

Fully automated 3-way match of POs, GRNs and invoices

 

Causeway eGRN is now active on over 230 sites with 750 user accounts.

 

Over 17,000 GRN/POD notes have been processed since June 2022 through the solution with an increased payment provision of up to two weeks.

 

The adoption of digital technology in construction is spurring productivity growth, reducing costs, and creating new career opportunities, as well as facilitating closer relationships across the supply chain.

 

We are proud to continue working with Balfour Beatty, building on the successful implementation of our Causeway Tradex invoice solution, and look forward to our continued digital journey together.

 

With over 20 years of experience, Causeway understands how to communicate the benefits of e-invoicing and GRNs to your suppliers. If you are interested in digitising the entire invoice payment process and would like to hear how you can achieve the same results for your business, contact a member of our team here.

 
 

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