Mid Ulster District Council has signed a two-year software-as-a-service (SaaS) deal with enterprise software provider TechnologyOne.
It will become the first local authority in Northern Ireland to adopt the company’s OneCouncil SaaS solution, replacing its existing Totalmobile on-premise software.
This will automate its financial management and procurement systems and provide for access from any device to its enterprise software through a single platform. It will also remove the need for the council to run and update its software and infrastructure, allowing it to focus on more strategic initiatives.
OneCouncil SaaS is currently used by a number of public sector organisations including Cambridge City Council, The London School of Economics and the Science Museum Group.
TechnologyOne UK operating officer Anwen Robinson said the deal highlights the momentum towards SaaS.
“We’re seeing a growing number of councils re-evaluate their IT systems and move to an enterprise SaaS solution to digitally transform their organisations,” she said.
“Adopting a more mature approach to service delivery allows councils to focus on what’s important – better serving their community.”
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