Gloucestershire County Council (GCC) will be the first UK public sector organisation to select RISE with SAP to transform its IT and technology infrastructure, in a bid to deliver more efficient services to local residents.
Supporting a local population of around 630,000 residents, GCC provides a wide range of public services. According to a statement from SAP, GCC will adopt SAP S/4HANA Cloud, SAP SuccessFactors and SAP Analytics Cloud to help modernise the delivery of the council’s core capabilities, including finance and human resources. The council also hopes to deliver automated and simplified business processes using real-time data insights.
RISE with SAP will be adopted via the public sector Back Office Solutions framework.
Steve Mawson, Executive Director of Corporate Resources at Gloucestershire County Council said: “The pandemic has accelerated a need to digitalise our services, and we needed a framework that would help us adapt to this new way of working, as well as a solution that would allow us to use data and analytics to improve the services we provide. After considerable market evaluation, SAP stood out as not only meeting these requirements, but as offering the best value for money and providing the crucial future proofing element that we needed. As the first RISE with SAP customer in the UK public sector, we’re excited to be paving the way for other public sector organisations looking to modernise their services.”
Michiel Verhoeven, UK & Ireland Managing Director at SAP, added: “We’re proud of our long-standing relationship with Gloucestershire County Council. Offering better speed, increased flexibility and greater scalability, transferring to the cloud will prove hugely valuable to the public sector as it adjusts to a post-pandemic world. As other industries progress and embrace the cloud, it’s important that the public sector is not left out of this transformation. That’s why we’re delighted to extend our partnership with Gloucestershire RISE with SAP and see where we can take the council next.”