Balfour Beatty Selects Burns' e-invoicing Services
Balfour Beatty, the international engineering construction and services group, has adopted the Burns Business Exchange (beX) electronic trading service for its regular UK suppliers. Balfour Beatty, who currently spends over £2 billion annually with over 10,000 suppliers, estimates that half of the 965,000 purchase invoices processed each year will be managed by beX within the next 3 years. Previously,Balfour Beatty’s purchasing procedures were primarily paper based. The first phase, which started in August 2001, involves an internal trading community of six divisions of Balfour Beatty: construction, power networks, specialist holdings, rail maintenance, rail projects and plant division.