One of the Largest County Councils of Greater London Saved £4.5m Annually by Rationalising Working Space with Oracle Integrated Cloud Suite.

The client is one of the largest County Council in the UK. They have embarked on a transformation programme to maximise the skills of an agile, flexible and digitally-enabled workforce. They were looking for a System Implementation partner that can support end-to-end Oracle Cloud Implementation to ensure that their back office operates under one umbrella from a solution point of view. They became the first public sector organisation in the UK to go-live on end-to-end Oracle Integrated Cloud Suite including Oracle Cloud Local Government Payroll.

About the Client

The client is a County Council based in the UK serving a demographic population of approximately 320,000. They are the local authority providing services such as planning, social work, housing and schools to the residents and hundreds of businesses.

Problem

  • They were looking to improve the efficiency of the existing processes by simplifying and standardizing its disconnected finance, procurement, payroll, and HR systems and processes 

  • They wanted to reduce organisation-wide overhead while creating new sources of revenue

Solution

  • Increased automation of processes within an integrated system to ensure data and information is accessible, updated, accurate and relevant 

  • Greater self-service and management compliance with processes 

  • Trained and equipped managers to manage their financial and HR processes more effectively

Outcome

  • Saved £4.5m annually by rationalising working space and reduced 14 office buildings to just 2 

  • 45% reduction in the manual journal entry 

  • 18% reduction in the commercial supplier database size