Shared Services See Cost Savings at Christchurch and East Dorset Partnership
Gazetteer specialists Aligned Assets are pleased to announce that they are now supplying a shared service gazetteer management system to East Dorset District Council and Christchurch Borough Council.
The two councils will be using Symphony iManage with its specially designed shared service module to manage all address and property data across both councils – data that is an essential component in the delivery of council services.
By having one team, working across both council areas, using a single software interface as opposed to the two that were used previously, working practices will be simplified, accessibility will be increased, time will be saved on switching between software and money will be saved on training costs. Additionally, there will be savings through reduced licence fees and moving data to a single database will enable far better data management.
Future plans involve integrating the address data into other council systems as those departments also migrate to new software packages and through the use of a single system, East Dorset data and Christchurch data can more easily be shared.
This integration will most likely be achieved through the use of Aligned Assets’ Symphony iExchange module, which is currently being assessed by the shared service team. By allowing address data to be automatically exported to other systems, departments throughout both councils will be using the most accurate and up to date addresses, which will reduce errors and de-duplicate workloads, all without requiring additional resources due to the software’s automation.
Speaking of the purchase, Andy Hird, Managing Director of Aligned Assets explained, “Christchurch was an existing Aligned Assets customer, whereas East Dorset used another supplier for their gazetteer management. We’re delighted that the partnership opted for our solutions, which we believe demonstrates that we offer the best shared service options in terms of both functionality and price.”
To find out more, visit www.aligned-assets.co.uk/imanage
ABOUT ALIGNED ASSETS
Aligned Assets are an industry leader in AddressBase, gazetteer and address management solutions. They supply software across the public and private sectors including over 100 Local Authorities, Fire & Rescue Services and Police Forces. In addition to software and data solutions, they offer a complete range of consultancy, training, bespoke development and project management.