Nottingham County Council (NCC) has invested in an SAP ERP suite to help it meet its costs-saving targets.
The main driver for investing in the system was to help it save £150m over the next three years. The suite will run the council's HR, financials, procurement, business intelligence and other related service areas.
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Previously the council had been using a number of bespoke IT systems across HR and finance, which were difficult to maintain and limited its ability to change processes.
"We are determined to transform the council through this programme and realise financial and efficiency benefits. This ambition is paramount and will always be at the forefront of our minds," said Tim Gregory, corporate director at NCC.
The council made the decision to go with SAP because they felt it would provide a robust platform for this programme, he added.
The deal was signed in October 2010 and a phased go-live approach will take place from September 2011.