Lockyer Valley uses preconfigured TechnologyOne solution to integrate council departments

Lockyer Valley Regional Council is using TechnologyOne’s OneCouncil solution to improve its business processes and integrate council departments, after it decided to update the corporate systems that had been in place for many years.

TechnologyOne released OneCouncil three years ago, as a proven practice, preconfigured solution with embedded business processes covering everything from financials and payroll to asset management and regulatory reporting.
Since the amalgamation of the former Gatton and Laidley Shire Councils to create Lockyer Valley Regional Council in 2008, Council had been battling inconsistent and inefficient business processes within its corporate software, as well as a disparate document management system and other third party software.
Council’s Chief Executive Officer Ian Flint said after an extensive review of tender responses, Council selected TechnologyOne’s software because OneCouncil was designed specifically to meet the needs of local governments.
“TechnologyOne provided a comprehensive and integrated solution that enabled Council to review existing processes and use the preconfigured ‘OneCouncil’ solution as a starting point, instead of having to start from scratch building both business processes and technology systems,” he said.
“We chose TechnologyOne because the preconfigured solution covered the recommended processes required for local government, the software is flexible and TechnologyOne’s large customer base ensures ongoing development and enhancements to the solution.”
Since implementation in late 2013, Lockyer Valley Regional Council has already noticed a number of improvements.
“As part of the implementation process, regular ‘Change Management’ workshops were conducted with the key staff. This has had a significant effect on the unification of the departments throughout Council,” Mr Flint said.
“Individual staff have also been able to benefit from changes in business process, and there has been a significant reduction in the amount of paper movement throughout the organisation.
“Our initial focus will revolve around improvements in productivity, as the new system allows for more information to be available to all staff where required.
“Council partnered well with TechnologyOne and delivered the project within time and budget. This relationship, built on mutual respect and trust in key staff, has seen significant wins for Council and learnings for TechnologyOne that can be applied to future installations to ensure a better and longer lasting outcome.”
TechnologyOne Executive Chairman Adrian Di Marco said that OneCouncil had been developed in collaboration with more than 250 local governments, and offered built-in business processes and advanced implementation methodologies. 
“We have a deep understanding and engagement with this sector and our integrated OneCouncil solution significantly reduces the time, cost and risks associated with large scale enterprise-wide software implementations,” Mr Di Marco said. “It has proven hugely successful, regularly winning deals over multinationals such as Oracle, SAP, and Civica.
“Our solutions are continually relevant because we keep up to date with changing technology, legislation and business practices.”