Software company, TechnologyOne, has signed a $3 million deal with Queensland’s Toowoomba Regional Council (TRC).
The deal will see TechnologyOne provide the local government with its OneCouncil solution, which covers business processes such as financial, payroll, asset management, and regulatory reporting.
“Pulling out our financials, HR and payroll systems and implementing a new asset management solution was a huge undertaking and in the process of reviewing this we realised we needed to fundamentally re-examine how we do business, rather than just updating our software,” TRC finance and business strategy deputy mayor and chair, Mike Williams, said.
According to Williams, TechnologyOne was chosen as the preferred supplier after a “long and cautious review of existing systems.”
“We tested the market looking for an integrated suite of enterprise software rather than a best in breed approach and shortlisted five vendors,” Williams said. “TechnologyOne was then chosen to go through a very rigorous proof of concept stage before winning the contract.”
TechnologyOne will assist in implementing OneCouncil over the next 12 to 18 months and will focus on the core suite of processes, and later look at introducing mobility functionality and more strategic solutions.
“OneCouncil will also have ongoing software upgrades, which means local governments no longer have to grapple with aging systems,” TechnologyOne executive chairman, Adrian Di Marco, said.