Gloucestershire County Council says it has already banked £5m in savings from an IT transformation contract with Capgemini, and that it is aiming for total savings of £60m.
By early 2008, the council had completed a major technology transformation in partnership with Capgemini, replacing standalone departmental systems with an integrated, enterprise-wide system based on the latest SAP software.
Peter Bungard, chief executive at Gloucestershire County Council, said, "Capgemini's collaborative approach really works it has proved far more effective than sitting back and waiting for a gift-wrapped consultant solution."
Following the successful implementation of the new IT platform, Capgemini was commissioned to produce a business case and plan to identify further efficiencies across all departments, eliminate waste and bureaucracy, and focus on customer service.
Capgemini's top transformation consultant, Alan Richell, has been seconded to the council to lead Gloucestershire's "Building our Future" programme.
Bungard said, "The technology transformation alone has given us annual savings of £5m, proven and banked, much of which relates to real control over procurement. Now, with the full-scale business transformation planned in detail, we are realistically aiming for an additional £10m in annual efficiency savings."