Leicester City Council partners with TechnologyOne to transform operations

Leicester City Council, the UK’s tenth largest council, has partnered with enterprise software provider TechnologyOne to modernise IT and transform business operations.

Over the next 12 months Leicester City Council will implement TechnologyOne’s OneCouncil Software as a Service (SaaS) solution to replace its existing solution.

With 2,500 cost centres, 57,000 customer accounts, 12,500 product records and 132,000 invoices generated annually, Leicester City Council requires a robust yet agile enterprise solution that is both scalable and flexible to suit its business needs, enabling users to access real-time relevant information anywhere, anytime on any device.

“In advance of the current contract reaching expiration, we approached the market to find a solution that best fit our requirements. To move with the times and truly modernise the way we work at Leicester City Council was one of the key principles we were working to, whilst still requiring a proven solution offering largely out of the box functionality, with configuration rather than customisation,” Scott Lewis, Transformation and Service Improvement Manager at Leicester City Council said.

“TechnologyOne’s SaaS was the most economic and advantageous tenderer through the procurement process with their modern enterprise approach. With shared business philosophies and a common vision, we also felt that TechnologyOne offered the best fit for us culturally, and demonstrated the potential to help us to achieve our long-term transformation goals, and we now look forward to the next phases of the project to provide the best and most efficient solution for our staff.”

TechnologyOne will deliver on the authority’s three key goals for transformation – bringing technology up to date to improve services; rationalising and standardising business processes to reduce duplication; and simplifying to make the end-user experience more intuitive. It will also enable Leicester City Council to reduce its IT footprint, with reduced servers and less dedicated resources, via a modern enterprise SaaS solution.

With local authority funding coming from a variety of sources, TechnologyOne will enable Leicester City Council to effectively manage contracts and projects and the associated budgets intelligently. The solution will also integrate with the council’s other IT systems, such as its human resources and payroll solution, enabling the team to collect data from multiple sources and improve the method by which this is carried out.

Roger Phare, Operating Officer for TechnologyOne in the UK, commented: “We are pleased to be working with Leicester City Council to support business transformation goals.

By removing the burden and complexity of managing back-end systems, including running or updating software and infrastructure, we are freeing up Leicester City Council to focus on its core business of serving the people, communities and businesses of the biggest city in the East Midlands, and arming it with the tools to do so intelligently.

“We understand the need for efficiencies and cost savings in local government, and the challenges in meeting these objectives, having supported over 300 local councils to date. With our unrivalled experience and knowledge of the market we pride ourselves on being the ideal partner to deliver modern enterprise software capable of supporting business transformation to this sector.”

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About TechnologyOne

TechnologyOne (ASX:TNE) is Australia's largest enterprise software company and one of Australia's top 200 ASX-listed companies, with offices across six countries. We create solutions that transform business and make life simple for our customers. We do this by providing powerful, deeply integrated enterprise software that is incredibly easy to use. Over 1,000 leading corporations, government departments and statutory authorities are powered by our software.

We participate in only eight key markets: government, local government, financial services, education, health and community services, asset intensive, project intensive and corporate. For these markets we develop, market, sell, implement, support and run our preconfigured solutions, which reduce time, cost and risk for our customers.

For 28 years, we have been providing our customers enterprise software that evolves and adapts to new and emerging technologies, allowing them to focus on their business and not technology. Today, our software is available on the TechnologyOne Cloud and across smart mobile devices.

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