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Partner release - Agilisys implements new Agresso system for Wolverhampton City Council

Solution will help transform the council’s systems and processes, part of wider programme which will save more than £3 million in first two years

Innovative UK-based IT and business services provider Agilisys has gone live with a project to implement the Agresso Local Government ERP Platform as part of Wolverhampton City Council’s three-year transformation programme.

Agilisys’ implementation of Agresso for Wolverhampton City Council will enable a number of significant benefits and savings. The system went live on 1 April 2014 and is a major step towards the authority’s delivery of a Confident, Capable Council.

The launch of the new Agresso system, which replaces its 30-year-old mainframe, is bringing radical changes to its processes and procedures for HR, Finance, Payroll and Procurement.

All of the Council’s business to business procurement is now electronic and this will substantially improve the performance for Council business partners and suppliers.

From April through to August 2014 the Council will work with Agilisys to Go-Live with additional aspects of the Agresso system as it moves towards a self -service approach. This approach gives managers and employees access to the Agresso system so that they are able to process transactions and obtain information for themselves, rather than relying on central services.

Cabinet Member for Resources, Councillor Andrew Johnson said: “The Go-Live of Agresso will transform the way the Council operates, from the way we all work on a daily basis to how we trade with our suppliers; making our processes and procedures more efficient and effective.

“The Go-Live is a major step in moving forward as a Confident, Capable Council. As we progress and Go-Live with different aspects of the system, we will have a set of business tools and real-time management information like we’ve never had before; things that a Confident, Capable Council should have.”

Agilisys CEO Steven Beard added: “Agilisys has extensive experience in delivering transformational systems such as Agresso and we are delighted to work with Wolverhampton City Council to deliver such an important project. We are passionate about improving efficiency for Local Authorities and driving better value for money for local residents.”

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