Warwick District Council has signed a £489,000 deal with enterprise software-as-a-service (SaaS) provider TechnologyOne to contribute to its transformation of IT systems.
It plans to replace its financial and income management systems with a single, simplified financial management IT architecture, using the company’s OneCouncil solution.
The move is part of a widespread shift to the cloud at Warwick, which has recently seen it switch its email and Microsoft Office 365 systems to cloud services.
The council is aiming to improve the accuracy and speed of financial reporting by switching to the new system, which integrates financial, income and asset management. It also wants to improve access to information at the council, automate processes and introduce more online self-service tools.
Around 400 council employees who work in finance, make budget decisions, raise purchase orders, customer invoices and requisitions will be able to access the new system through a secure portal using any device.
Key part of vision
“Switching from ageing IT systems to TechnologyOne’s enterprise SaaS solution is a key part of the council’s vision to transform working practices and business processes, through better technology and digital services,” said Mike Snow, Warwick’s head of finance.
“Making our financial and income management systems easy to access and available all in one place will bring great benefits. Different budget holders across the council will have much faster access to financial information, as well as much better reporting and analytics tools.
“This will help us all respond and adapt quickly to changes in the council and better meet community needs.”
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