14 December 2000
Insurance company Cornhill is to bring its IT procurement back in-house in a bid to improve service levels and cut costs.
The firm outsourced its purchasing of IT goods and services three years ago to cut overheads, said Alan Manton, corporate IT procurement manager at Cornhill. "At that time, there was a general perception that it was a quick, easy and cheaper solution which would allow the company to focus on its core business," he said. "But things have changed."
The in-house team is to officially start work by the end of January. An e-procurement pilot began last week at the company's headquarters and will see 250 users trialling software supplied by Get Real Systems.
It will be the first time this type of buying system has been used at Cornhill and if successful may be rolled out to other satellite areas of IT purchasing.