Public Sector Case Studies and Testimonials

We bring our expertise and pre-vetted suppliers to every project, to make proven cost and efficiency savings

Aylesbury Vale District Council

AVDC came to us to make cost savings on card processing.

They shared with us their merchant account acquiring data, and within a week we sent back a cost comparison report, projecting 52.8% net savings – over £81,230/year, or £325,000 over a 4-year contract.

The implementation phase took around 3 months, after which we plugged in our trusted supplier Lloyds Cardnet  – the process took around seven months from initial meeting to full implementation and the first savings achieved.

Our projections were not only accurate, but real savings actually slightly exceeded them. The first full year’s transactions from 1st July showed net savings of more than £82,400, while card turnover rose by just over £1 million compared with the previous year.

‘It has been an extremely seamless process and probably one of the best change projects I have worked on’. – AVDC Financial Systems Manager, Rosanna Iannone

Healthcare sector

I have found CPRAS to be a very professional organisation, and would recommend them to anyone. We were provided with a professional service at all times. CPRAS did, as promised, identify worthwhile savings. They answered all my questions quickly and honestly and were very easy to work with – Yvonne Poole – Finance & Marketing Director (Healthcare Sector)

CPRAS have provided a professional service at all times. We saved 17% after their charges and after providing the initial information I wasn’t bothered until the results came through – Mr. A. Jones – Finance Director (Healthcare)

South Warwickshire Foundation Trust

“South Warwickshire Foundation Trust (NHS) Clinical Services were approached by CPRAS and introduced to the OJEU compliant Payments Framework.

“We supplied CPRAS with our existing Merchant Service invoices and they duly analysed these rates against the rates available through the framework and produced a comprehensive savings report for us. We were delighted to be able to achieve a cost saving of 55% against our existing tariff and agreed to switch to the framework.

“The whole process was very straightforward and we have found CPRAS to be very professional in their approach and would not hesitate to recommend them. It has been hugely beneficial to the company and brought significant cost savings.’ – Saran Nakra, Senior Finance Assistant, SWFT Clinical Services Ltd

Torbay Council

“We were initially sceptical that the projected savings identified by CPRAS via the framework would be achieved.

“However we have been delighted not only to achieve the savings, but actually exceed them substantially. What is of particular benefit to us is being able to confirm the precise savings being achieved each month by accessing the CPRAS MI portal which we find most helpful.

“We are very happy to talk with other Authorities who may be considering the exercise.” – Lorraine Woolcock, Service Manager Finance – Systems & Information, Torbay Council