Progress Housing Group is using Tall Group’s CheckPrint software to replace the continuous stationery-based cheques and normal cheques used to pay suppliers and issue refunds to tenants for over-payments.
Progress Housing issues cheques on behalf of several subsidiaries across multiple bank accounts, and often needs to match cheques with separate letters before mailing. As well as the administrative overhead, there are a number of issues associated with pre-signed cheques, including storing the cheques with account details and signature already printed, and the requirement to re-print stationery should a signatory change.
Progress Housing chose to implement the CheckPrint software so that it could print cheques for multiple companies and bank accounts using one stock of secure stationery by adding the bank account details and signatures as part of the personalisation, using magnetic ink character recognition printing.
CheckPrint worked with Sapphire, Progress Housing’s finance system provider, to link the systems and configure CheckPrint to process and reconcile the payments files. In addition, CheckPrint’s event log tracks user activity, recording date and time-stamped actions carried out on the system.
Lindsey Barrow, head of procurement & purchase to pay, Progress Housing Group, said, “Printing a large volume of cheques from different bank accounts can be a tedious process, and therefore the CheckPrint Solution was an obvious choice for us.”