Home Office prepares for document management overhaul

The Home Office has awarded a contract to Capgemini to design an electronic document and records management (EDRM) system.

The Home Office has awarded a contract to Capgemini to design an electronic document and records management (EDRM) system.

Capgemini said the new system will promote more collaborative ways of working within the Home Office and boost internal efficiency by improving access to information.

If Capgemini’s design is accepted, the IT services company will be responsible for implementing both the new technology and the associated programme of business change at the Home Office.

Capgemini said it will work in close collaboration with a Home Office team, with incumbent Home Office IT supplier Fujitsu, and with two of its own technology partners - Microsoft and Meridio. Financial details of the contract have not been disclosed.

The proposed system will be designed to:

  • store and manage documents and records more effectively and share knowledge more efficiently;
  • find information for comprehensive and up-to-date briefings for ministers and officials searching a central information store;
  • quickly retrieve all documents on a subject, so that public enquiries can be answered faster;
  • easily assemble evidence for supporting policy using a powerful search engine.

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