Home Office to save up to £50m with shared services

The Home Office has completed the final £13m phase of a shared services enterprise resource planning (ERP) system which is expected to save between £40 and...

The Home Office has completed the final £13m phase of a shared services enterprise resource planning (ERP) system which is expected to save between £40 and £50m.

The bulk of the savings will come from greater back-office efficiency and economies of scale by using centralised systems and services, the Home Office said.

The system is also expected to improve productivity, enable more self-service facilities and optimise processes such as payments of invoices and expense claims.

IT services firm Fujitsu was responsible for the three-year implementation project, delivering the final phase on time and within budget, said Publictechology.net.

The system provides finance, procurement and human resources systems using Oracle software as a shared service for a number of agencies.

Fiona Spencer, Home Office director of shared services, said good governance and a proven methodology will ensure clear accountability and transparency.

"That will enable strong leadership and business ownership, the ability to make tough decisions and trust between all partners," she said.

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