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Mid Ulster adopt SaaS solution

The council has signed a two-year software-as-a-service (SaaS) deal with enterprise software provider TechnologyOne for SaaS solution.

Mid Ulster District Council is embracing the next generation, mobile-enabled technology, and SaaS solution to transform its organisation.

Procured through G-Cloud, the council will become the first local authority in Northern Ireland to adopt a SaaS solution. It would be using TechnoloyOne’s SaaS solution OneCouncil. OneCouncil is currently used by the Cambridge City Council and the London School of Economics. Apart from these councils, the user includes the world-leading Science Museum Group.

Access on any device at any time

TechnologyOne’s solution will replace the council’s Totalmobile on-premise software, automating it’s financial management and procurement systems and allowing the council to access its enterprise software on any device at any time, via a single platform.

The move to an integrated enterprise SaaS solution intends to deliver significant improvements for the council. They can focus on enhancing service delivery for its internal and external customers.

Mid Ulster District Council will no longer have to worry about the complexity of software and infrastructure. CouncilOne will take care of running and updating them. Switching from on-premise software to SaaS will also enable the council to focus on more strategic initiatives.

Councils re-evaluate IT systems

TechnologyOne UK Operating Officer Anwen Robinson said the deal highlights TechnologyOne’s rapid success and the momentum towards SaaS.

“We’re thrilled to be partnering with Mid Ulster District Council. It is the first Northern Irish council to adopt our OneCouncil SaaS solution. 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.”

Ms. Robinson added: “Adopting a more mature approach to service delivery allows councils to focus on what’s important – better serving their community.”

One of the main reasons behind the slow adoption of cloud services for the local authorities is because it is significantly more difficult for them to implement than central government.

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