Shellharbour City Council has purchased TechnologyOne’s enterprise solution to take it from a non-integrated environment to a tightly integrated, future-proofed product.
The value of the contract was not revealed.
According to information and customer services group manager, Harin Perera, the Council moved to TechnologyOne because it struggled to deliver online services and mobility with its existing suite of products, and recognised that this was not on the roadmap for a lot of its former (undisclosed) vendors.
“A transition to the Cloud is... firmly in our strategy moving forward, and we needed to find a partner which could work with us to deliver that,” Perera said.
“Council has an objective to replace all our desktops with laptops to have a truly mobile workforce. With mobility built into its products, an ability to deliver Cloud-based solutions, and continuing significant investment into future-proofing its products, TechnologyOne’s software really supported that vision.
The first part of the implementation – which comprised the vendor’s Ci Anywhere platform alongside its Human Resource and Payroll software, and Asset Management (including mobile) suite – is now live, with the second step scheduled to go ahead in 2015.
“We hadn’t really changed our systems over the last ten years and we wanted to introduce something new that was really leading edge,” Perera said. “We’ve rolled out Ci Anywhere to a small group in a limited fashion, and they already can’t wait to get their hands on the full product. It’s refreshing to see a vendor that is actually pushing the industry into the future.”
The Council expects to see significant cost benefits as a result of consolidating products from multiple vendors into a single solution, as well as time savings as it uses mobile technology to automate formerly-manual processes and reduce transaction time across the enterprise.