Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council has begun to run its financial systems with TechnologyOne’s One Council software-as-a-service.
The move took place in late April, and there are plans to switch the council’s payroll systems to the company’s software later in the year.
The new system replaces on-premise software that had been used by the boroughs of Newtownabbey and Antrim for years before they councils merged in 2015.
John Balmer, the council’s head of finance, said it wanted to modernise and digitally transform its finance and payroll systems, making them securely and remotely available to 850 employees via any device.
“By replacing our old IT systems and moving them on to an integrated SaaS platform, we expect to improve how we operate and become more efficient by making business tools much more accessible for our finance teams,” he said.
“It will also automate a lot more admin work, so we can focus on better reporting and analysis. Ultimately, this will also help improve decision making at the council and help us better support the communities we serve.”
Instead of the council having to physically manage and constantly update technology systems and software at council offices, future upgrades will be carried out virtually by TechnologyOne online and at its data centres.
Image: Mossley Mill Centre, Newtonabbey Council