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Scarborough Borough Council streamlines processes saving time and money with TechnologyOne enterprise business systems

Posted 11th February 2010.

Press release
11 February 2010

Scarborough Borough Council streamlines processes saving time and money with TechnologyOne enterprise business systems

New procurement and budget management processes using TechnologyOne removes paper based forms and improves business decision making

TechnologyOne, the enterprise software company, has been selected by Scarborough Borough Council to supply its enterprise integrated financial and procurement systems.

More than 200 staff at the council will be using the new general ledger, procurement, asset management, budgeting and accounts payable systems. The council expects the TechnologyOne system to deliver significant savings in time and money through streamlining business processes, including electronic purchasing and approval, when it goes live in April.

While the finance team will use the TechnologyOne financial and budgeting systems, department managers and budget holders will also be able to access budget information in real time. This will support better decision making as reports will be available with the most up to date information.

The buildings management and facilities team will use TechnologyOne Works & Assets to manage service and maintenance issues, and meet with compliance requirements.

Nicola Willis, Head of Transformational Management at Scarborough Borough Council, said, We had a vision for an enterprise system that could provide general ledger and financial systems across many departments. TechnologyOnes solution ticked all the boxes for us it supports a range of functions and is cost efficient.

Streamlining procurement with automatic approvals will dramatically reduce our paper trails, from which we expect to see significant savings in time and resources.

This was a large implementation and TechnologyOne worked closely with us to successfully roll out the system. It has enabled us to review our processes and really deliver information into the hands of those who need it.

We have already identified other possible areas for implementation such as stores management and business intelligence, which we will be looking at in further phases.

Joseph Slattery, Country Director for the TechnologyOne UK, said; Introducing integrated financial systems can help local authorities to review information requirements and processes.

Replacing paper based forms with automatic approvals that can be sent to the appropriate departments can speed up processes and make information more accessible to those that need it.

Providing managers with access to real-time financial data can mean better day to day business decisions and improved strategic management. Our products deliver an overall solution that is easy to use and provides the relevant people with the information they need to do their job more effectively.

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NOTES TO EDITORS

About Scarborough Borough Council
The borough of Scarborough has a peripheral location on the east coast of North Yorkshire, in England.

Scarborough, Whitby and Filey are the key towns and large areas of the borough are National Park or Heritage Coast. The environment of the area provides the basis for a successful tourist economy. The boroughs population is over 106,200, with 60% of the residents living in the main towns. During the peak season, tourism can double the population.

The borough contains over 1,600 listed buildings and includes 24 designated conservation areas, which cover 572 hectares.

For more information, please visit: www.scarborough.gov.uk

About TechnologyOne
TechnologyOne (ASX: TNE) is a leading enterprise software solutions provider. For more than 20 years we have been providing deeply integrated software solutions for business, government, financial services, health and community, education and the utilities sectors. Tens of thousands of people each day use our world class solutions which we develop, implement and support, and include, Financials, Human Resource & Payroll, Supply Chain, Business Intelligence, Budgeting, Performance Planning, Property & Rating, Customer Relationship Management, Student Management, Works & Assets and Enterprise Content Management.

Our organisation wide solution suite, integration solutions and custom designed solutions provide world-class services which are based on leading edge technology and are backed up by a substantial R&D program providing our customers with a long term, secure and valuable partnership. TechnologyOne employs more than 700 people and has offices in each State and Territory of Australia, as well as New Zealand, Malaysia and the United Kingdom.

For further information please visit http://www.technologyonecorp.co.uk

Editors Contacts

Joseph Slattery
Director, UK
TechnologyOne
Tel: 0870 770 8874
Email: joseph_slattery@technologyonecorp.com

Andreina West
PR Artistry
Tel: 01491 639500email:
Andreina@pra-ltd.co.uk