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Cheshire councils appoint Agilisys for ERP solution

Monday 6th November, 2017

Cheshire West and Chester Council and Cheshire East Council have appointed Agilisys as transformation partner to provide an ERP solution for their Best4Business Programme.

Over the next seven years Agilisys will be responsible for the rollout, delivery and support of the Unit4 Business World On! platform, a web-based cloud platform that will provide a consolidated ERP solution across finance, procurement, debtors, HR & payroll.

It will also consolidate a multitude of legacy budgeting and financial systems currently in use across the two councils.

Under the arrangement, Agilisys will also manage the integration services for the councils through its own newly launched, cloud-based Public Sector Integration Service.

Mark Wynn, Director of Corporate Services at Cheshire West and Chester Council and Executive Sponsor of the Programme, said: “The Best4Business Programme is a once in a decade investment and the upgrade to our enterprise and resource planning systems will help fulfil our aims to undertake our public duty in a joined-up and efficient manner with other public bodies and service providers. The platform will help us simplify processes and procedures, speed up work flows and allow us to work with our local partners to deliver joint and shared services. All this will ensure that we make best use of our budget to deliver common outcomes for our residents.”

Nicky Cox, Managing Partner for Transformation at Agilisys, added: "We are delighted to be supporting Cheshire Councils in transforming their support services to simplify and standardise how they do things and share their resources to deliver greater operational efficiency. Our best practice public sector templates will be used to align the councils to a common set of processes."

The initiative 'Best4Business Programme' has been created as a key enabler for both councils to deliver a responsible, effective and efficient organisation to ensure resources are well managed and reflect the priorities of their residents.