c.net, neutral vendor managed service, procure-to-pay technology
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Our c.net technology is a marketplace management tool - it enables your business to interact with a long supply chain of temporary recruitment agencies in a seamless and efficient manner.

Comensura’s proprietary technology platform, c.net acts as an enabler to our neutral vendor managed service offering by streamlining the ordering and transaction-based processes. It is most effective when businesses want complete end-to-end management of the temporary recruitment process through a single point of contact.

First created in 2001, c.net has successfully been implemented in hundreds of businesses in the public, private and not-for-profit sectors. With over 90 current customers, and in excess of 39,000 registered users, c.net is a tried and trusted technology platform.

Our customers rely on c.net to provide a highly structured approach to ordering, approving, selecting and time sheeting temporary workers and contractors. It provides process standardisation, auditable records, supplier performance measurement and consolidation of invoicing. Ultimately, c.net provides complete visibility of temporary recruitment spend and usage across an entire business. Through c.net’s detailed management information suite, businesses make better decisions about recruitment spend and usage.

Key features

System configuration

  • User roles and responsibilities
  • Business configuration – structure, departments, cost codes
  • Job categories – job titles, job descriptions, pay rates, margins
  • Supplier configuration
  • Secure login – username and password 

Ordering and approval processes

  • Job role requirements
  • Vacancy approval processes (optional)
  • Vending of role to agencies 

Candidate selection

  • Candidate submission
  • Candidate compliance checks – such as eligibility to work
  • Selection criteria – accept/reject candidates and feedback
  • Successful candidate assignment creation 


  • Timesheet creation for hour/day rates, expenses, bonuses
  • User approval and rejection processes
  • Automated timesheet approval
  • Agency worker regulation compliant 


  • Consolidated invoice creation
  • One invoice per week 

Recruitment agency performance

  • 360 degree balanced scorecard to assess agency performance
  • Tiered suppliers - best performing agencies receive greater opportunity
  • Automated audit and compliance checks 

Management information

  • Auditable record of truth for all transactions/actions
  • System generated and bespoke reporting suite 

Account management and support

  • Dedicated account manager
  • 24/7 telephone, e-mail and c.net ‘issues log’ service support
  • Live chat​ support (optional)
  • User training

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Comensura’s c.net technology acts as a marketplace management tool for your business to interact with your recruitment agencies supply chain. Our c.net technology is now available in two versions: c.net and c.net direct.


 Key statistics


​Our c.net technology has a demonstrable track record of facilitating our neutral vendor managed service.

  • 39,000 users
  • 3,000 recruitment suppliers
  • Over £450m recruitment spend under management
  • Over 2m million timesheet transactions per year