Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council Selects Unit4 ERP
Many of the projects delivered used the highly efficient Embridge EVA methodology and accelerated process delivering a range of key features and benefits to the clients.
Unit4, a leader in enterprise cloud applications for people-centric organizations, today announced that Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council based in Hampshire, UK, has selected Unit4 ERPx and Talent Management solutions to deliver a flexible, next generation finance, HR and Payroll system that can develop with the needs of the council. They are also part of Unit4’s ERPx early adopter program.
Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council employs 580 people and serves a population of circa 176,000 citizens. The council operates a budget of £170 million and is responsible for providing and commissioning a significant range of services. Through an industry best practice implementation approach, the council will replace legacy finance and HR systems that were no longer fit for purpose, with an integrated, intuitive and agile next-generation cloud ERP platform.
The council will improve operational efficiency and reduce costs by streamlining processes and optimizing projects in the face of mounting budget pressures. ThroughUnit4’s Public Sector implementation model, they can ensure rapid time to value with the generally accepted financial and personnel controls and standards which adhere to UK policy and regulations including GDPR out of the box. By implementing Unit4 ERPx and Talent Management, Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council will benefit from:
The ability to free up resources and time to focus on frontline service delivery by automating transactions and back-office functions.
A modular approach to digital transformation so they can evolve at their own pace, in line with priorities and budgets, using proven industry best practices.
Increased collaboration, transparency, predictability and accountability using robust budgeting tools that involve and engage all relevant teams to ensure ownership and buy-in across the entire organisation.
Modern and intuitive recruiting and talent management tools will ensure better visibility to forecast and allocate people and resources effectively, with simple access to data and insights for faster, better-informed decisions.
The ability to better understand dependencies and save time through predictive analytics and in-context information allowing to plan for the future more effectively.
With a proven-track record of supporting council transformation projects and with a one-team approach, the council and Unit4 will collaborate with elite implementation partner Embridge Consulting to deliver the implementation and deployment of the Unit4 solutions.
“Through our transformation programme, we were looking for an agile ERP platform that would help us to adapt quickly and grow whilst maintaining stability for our customers and optimising our resources and we are pleased to be working with Unit4.”
“Unit4 helps government bodies to realize their transformation goals, with agile solutions to boost productivity, reduce costs, and allow them to effectively plan for the future, which enables them to improve citizen value,” said Chris Richards, Regional President, UKI at Unit4. “Our solutions not only support the council to transform how their people work, but also deliver on their collaboration and digital strategies, freeing up resources to focus more on the work that matters – serving their citizens.”
Emma O’Brien, Founder and CEO, Embridge Consulting said: “We are excited to be working alongside Unit4 and Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council on this project. Our combined industry experience will help transform the Council’s digital future with Unit4’s people-centric solutions, so that they can better serve their people and citizens.”
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