Last week, myself and two colleagues, Sachin Naran and Nicola Byers headed to London for the HFMA Annual Conference 2015; what is widely regarded as the NHS finance event of the year. Joined by over 300 attendees from the health sector, the event hosted three days worth of workshops, debates and exhibitions.
The event provided RAM with the opportunity to catch up with many of its 200+ NHS customers and as always, it was pleasing to receive positive feedback on the use of our system in successfully meeting ongoing audit requirements. The use of a specialist capital and lease accounting solution has certainly proved a valuable asset to NHS Trusts over the last few years in managing the various requirements of IFRS regulations.
It was also good to see so much interest in RAM’s mobile asset tracking app amongst prospects and clients alike. Supported by the latest technology and available for use on iOS, Android and Windows smartphones, tablets etc., the mobile app provides organisations with a paperless and fully integrated asset tracking system. The ease with which regular audits can be conducted as well as the potential improvement in the accuracy of the register and the utilisation of equipment attracted much attention.
All in all, the atmosphere at the conference was very positive this year. Whilst there are still ongoing changes ahead for the sector, most are approaching 2016 with an optimistic outlook!