Delivering insight to boost sales

You know that when competition is just a click away, staying nimble in an agile market is of critical importance to preserve margins without compromising customer service. 

From high street to online, we are transforming the way the smartest retailers work, measuring up the demands of today’s savvy shopper to sort and share data 24/7 and then zeroing in on the nuggets of information that can be used to enhance service and operations. 

Advanced has been developing and deploying innovative back-office financial management, human capital management and business intelligence solutions for everyone from chocolatiers to bakers, chain stores to boutiques and restaurants to refectories for more than 25 years. 

Serving over 200 UK retail businesses, we believe in giving you the edge, collaborating to innovate by delivering the best in scalable, connected solutions. 

Solutions for the Retail sector


Our powerful finance, procurement and receivables management solution, e5, ideal for enterprise and public sector organisations.

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Our electronic patient record solution, Carenotes, allows you to plan, manage, record and analyse care across a variety of settings - including mental health, child health and community health.

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Our National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE)- accredited clinical decision support solution, Odyssey, enables clinicians working in demanding urgent and unplanned care settings to deliver fast, accurate patient triage.

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Document Management

Securing the documents you have stored can seem a costly task, but successful document management can reduce costs.

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Contract Management

Reduce your risk with Advanced’s contract management solution

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Control spend across your organisation and streamline the purchase approval process

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Cloud & IT Services

Cloud & IT Services

From desktop to data centre and into the Cloud, Advanced’s certified experts can manage your organisation’s IT, ensuring you are benefiting from its full value. Our tools can truly understand your environment so we can effectively modernise, migrate and manage it to best fit your unique workload.

Cloud & IT Services

Success Stories

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Sector Resources

Fact Sheet

Advanced e5

Empower you and your colleagues to meet your organisation’s requirements, industry standards and best practice procedures; our solution delivers comprehensive reporting, finance, procurement and receivables management.

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Advanced Exchequer

Empower your organisation with unrivalled financial management, our solution enables you to easily deliver best practice procedures and ultimately improve your organisation’s performance.

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Advanced OpenAccounts

Empower your organisation with our finance and procurement management solution, enabling you to easily meet best practice procedures and ultimately improve your performance.

Retail news articles

News and Blog Finance Mobile 28

Finance function is leading SMEs to the Cloud – says Advanced CTO

SMEs across the UK are breaking down barriers to the Cloud, a technology once but now no longer seen as the domain of large enterprises. These are the words of CTO Jon Wrennall at British software and services company Advanced, who also says that finance – not technology – teams are the ones making important decisions around digital strategy.

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