TechnologyOne Wins First Local Authority Customer in the United Kingdom

Technology One Limited (AXS: TNE), a leading provider of software solutions, today announced it has secured two new contracts in the United Kingdom with the University of Hertfordshire and Scarborough Borough Council.

The contract with Scarborough Borough Council marks the company’s first local authority win in the UK, while the University of Hertfordshire provides TechnologyOne with an increased footprint in the UK education sector.

The contract with Scarborough Borough Council will see TechnologyOne provide its Financials and Works & Assets solutions to help the Council manage its financial performance and administer its assets.

Scarborough Borough Council will also use TechnologyOne’s Supply Chain, Business Intelligence, and Workflow solutions to monitor its overall performance and manage operations more efficiently and effectively.

The contract with Scarborough Borough Council is worth approximately AUD$700,000 over five years, with implementation running from January to October 2009.

Nicola Willis, Head of Transformation at Scarborough Borough Council, said, “When we first started the tender process, we were looking for software solutions that were easy to use, that had a lot of flexibility – especially within the financial solution, and that would integrate easily with other systems we currently use. TechnologyOne met all of those requirements.”

“During the entire process, we were impressed with the way in which the TechnologyOne team demonstrated a partnership approach to supply the software. The fact that they illustrated such willingness to work with us to ensure we got a solution that matched our requirements was a huge incentive.”

Adrian Di Marco, Executive Director for TechnologyOne, said “We’re the dominant software services supplier to local councils in both Australia and New Zealand, and the contract with Scarborough Borough Council is just the beginning of our move into a significant market in the United Kingdom.”

The University of Hertfordshire is a leading research and teaching institution, with 2,700 staff, a student community of 23,000, and a turnover of £205m.

The new contract sees TechnologyOne increase its mark in the UK higher education sector, with the organisation already providing its financial solution to the Institute of Education, part of the University of London.

Terry Neville, the Deputy Vice-Chancellor for the University of Hertfordshire, said that TechnologyOne’s solutions will replace the current system to enhance the University’s systems and ensure it can continue to meet its business needs.

“The University is going through a period of radical change and growth, and we needed to enhance our systems to ensure we can support our various business activities.”

“As we move forward and continue to grow, we know these solutions will be able to manage these changes and help us to bring greater integration and productivity to support the entire organisation,” said Mr Neville.

TechnologyOne‘s success in the UK is evident through the expansion of its corporate footprint with a new office established in Nottingham in November last year and ongoing customer support.

Mr Di Marco believes the two contract wins signal an exciting time for the company in terms of UK expansion.

“We are finding that our UK customers are highly enthusiastic about TechnologyOne and that they are keen to have input into how the solutions are developed. A number of the company’s UK customers will travel to Australia for the TechnologyOne Evolve Customer Conference at the end of February,” said Mr Di Marco.

TechnologyOne Evolve will run at the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre February 24-27, and will focus on emerging IT requirements arising from risk and sustainability issues, the impact of the global economic downturn, cloud computing, and the latest developments in mobility solutions.