TechnologyOne cracks a century of local government contracts

Leading Australian listed software developer TechnologyOne now has over one hundred local government authorities using their integrated enterprise software, proving their strength in this industry sector.

More than 30% of top tier local government authorities in Australia and New Zealand now use TechnologyOne’s end-to-end enterprise software solutions because they recognise the long-term business benefits of integrating and consolidating data from mission-critical applications.

This financial year to date, TechnologyOne has secured 11 contracts with local government authorities across Australia and New Zealand, underpinning the sector’s increasing demand for single-vendor, end-to-end technology solutions which integrate property and asset management with  financials, HR and payroll data.

TechnologyOne Executive Chairman Mr Adrian Di Marco said this rich vein of contract wins reinforces TechnologyOne’s strong track record of anticipating the local government sector’s rapid shift towards a self-service, customer centric business model.

“TechnologyOne’s relationships with local government authorities span over a decade. In that time we’ve gone from strength to strength by delivering integrated enterprise solutions which help authorities anticipate and meet the rapidly changing needs of the new self-service, customer centric business model,” Mr Di Marco said.

“As local government authorities migrate to TechnologyOne’s Connected Intelligence (Ci) platform they will further benefit from an enhanced user experience, greater company-wide penetration of software services and improved business productivity. 

“Ci represents a fundamental shift in the way enterprise software solutions are designed for local government sector organisations, and will allow us to deliver a tightly integrated suite of best in class solutions,” Mr Di Marco said.

In 2005, TechnologyOne was appointed by the Western Australian Local Government Authority as preferred sole supplier to that state’s mid and top-tier councils, and later in the year gained preferred supplier status on a panel for small to medium authorities.  The company is also making strong inroads into the small local council market through a partnership with the Local Government Association of Queensland to sell integrated software solutions via ASP agreements.

Mr Di Marco said that TechnologyOne’s success in the local government sector is being increasingly underwritten by the company’s TechnologyOne Property solution, which allows councils to centrally manage and integrate their property, land and ratepayer-specific data. 

“TechnologyOne Property produces more than 4.5 million rates notices which are distributed to more than 20% of all Australasian rate payers,” Mr Di Marco said.

“As local government customers add other TechnologyOne solutions to enhance their works and assets management, performance planning, financials, HR and payroll business functions the return on investment proposition becomes very clear. 

“Smaller local government authorities, in particular, are forming ASP alliances in which one council hosts TechnologyOne’s integrated enterprise software for surrounding local authorities. 

“This innovative, cooperative approach is delivering significant operating and cost efficiencies for many smaller councils which are grappling with complex corporate governance requirements, and looking to deliver cost savings to ratepayers,” Mr Di Marco said.

In the last 12 months, TechnologyOne has secured contracts with the 11 Australasian local government authorities, including, La Trobe City Council in Victoria, Goulburn Mulwaree Council in New South Wales, Rodney District Council in New Zealand and the Town of Cambridge in Western Australia.