New Product / TechnologyUNIT 4 helps Middlesbrough Council modernise operations

UNIT 4 helps Middlesbrough Council modernise operations

Middlesbrough Council has purchased the UNIT4 Agresso Local Government ERP Platform as part of a transformation programme established to meet the council’s financial challenges and modernise the way it operates.

Middlesbrough Council has purchased the UNIT4 Agresso Local Government ERP Platform as part of a transformation programme established to meet the council’s financial challenges and modernise the way it operates.
 
The integrated and easy-to-use ERP platform, which replaces a legacy SAP system, will be delivered via UNIT4 Cloud to underpin services in finance, human resources, procurement, and payroll at the council. The project scope also includes the provision of a finance and procurement platform for over 50 council maintained schools.
 
With  continued reductions in government grants, pressures associated with demand increases, austerity measures and staff cuts being imposed on local authorities, we need an agile back office platform  that will enable us to provide best-in-class services with fewer staff,” said Tony Parkinson who is Executive Director of Commercial and Corporate Services at Middlesbrough Council. “Our new operating model requires new systems that enable self-service to become the norm. The cloud-based UNIT4 Agresso solution is fit for purpose, it will provide good practice processes out-of-the box which will facilitate the transformation, and, as we encounter change, it also has the flexibility to support adjustments in business strategy.”
 
To enable greater autonomy for managers, self-service will be utilised to provide managers with the information and analytics they require across any internet-connected device. This will help inform better decision making and significantly reduce the time spent on administration; instead resources will be diverted to frontline services.
 
Anwen Robinson, Managing Director for the UK & Ireland at UNIT4 said: “The council is clearly forward-thinking and the deployment of UNIT4 Cloud Services gives the council and the schools better value for money. The subscription license model means that the council will only be paying for the solution modules they use and support costs will be dramatically reduced. Having a mobile-ready application will also provide managers and front-line workers with the tools they need instantly, no matter where they might be.” 

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