UK councils embrace world-first ‘Solution as a Service’
23 March 2023 – To remove the need for complex consulting services that stifle investment and cost UK councils millions, local government ERP vendor TechnologyOne has launched a transformational end-to-end offering that will fundamentally redefine enterprise software delivery, bringing certainty to local government digital transformation projects.
On the back of mounting inflationary pressure, ‘Solution as a Service’ (SaaS+) is the breakthrough answer to the three greatest impediments to investing in digital transformation – time to value, cost, and complexity – with TechnologyOne to become the only SaaS provider with the capability to provide customers with not only the software, but the entire end-to-end ERP solution with no implementation cost.
The UK’s largest council by land mass, Highland Council, is already onboard. SaaS+ offers one fee, with no upfront costs, a defined outcome, and a drastically reduced implementation timeline. The single yearly fee contains all the costs required to implement, run, support and upgrade the best-in-class solution.
Leo Hanna, UK Executive Vice President at TechnologyOne, said SaaS+ was a major improvement on the traditional model, which relies on hugely expensive third-party consulting practices and complex implementation pathways in a process that can cost local councils hundreds of millions over many years.
“Amid rising inflationary pressures, local governments are keen to improve their effectiveness, adaptability and service provision. While digital transformation is often touted as the answer, these projects can be marked by significant budgets and timelines overrun, or even project failures. Even in successful projects, the cost of implementation partners is more than seven times the cost of the software itself,” Mr Hanna said.
“Speaking to our customers, which include unitary authorities and district councils across the United Kingdom, we know that these risks are a significant barrier to achieving digital transformation. No one has the capability to deliver Solutions as a Service until now.
“TechnologyOne is re-writing the rules of engagement and delivering what takes our competitors years in a matter of months and at a significantly lower cost.
“At TechnologyOne enabling our local government customers to run efficiently and deliver services to their residents is our priority, and SaaS+ enables the acceleration of their digital transformation to achieve just that, while reducing and providing financial sustainability.
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