This project will be the first major Software as a Service (SaaS) deployment across the Council’s back-office systems, providing a single view of their information with a unified process framework across both finance and HR.
Working with Unit4, Embridge Consulting will deliver the new ERP system and implement standard business processes and reporting to help the Council overcome previous challenges, particularly around month and year-end reporting, as well as improve HR processes.
Annabel Scholes, executive director of corporate and commercial services at Norwich City Council, said: “Our duty is to serve the people of Norwich and to ensure our residents are at the heart of everything we do. A key aspect of this is to make sure we have the right IT solutions in place, whether they’re resident-facing or back-office systems. We’re very much looking forward to working with Embridge Consulting to guide us through the successful implementation of Unit4 ERP so that our new finance and HR systems are efficient, fit-for-purpose and can contribute to the ongoing success of the city council.”
Mark Harris, business development director at Embridge Consulting said: “We are looking forward to collaborating with the team at Norwich as we implement a world class cloud-based ERP solution. This will provide many opportunities for efficiency across the Finance and HR functions, enhancing the experience for employees across the Council.”
Chris Richards, regional president UKI at Unit4, added: “We are delighted to be partnering with Embridge Consulting on this project. Norwich City Council has a clear digital vision to use cloud-based solutions wherever it can, in order to provide the best possible service and experience to its citizens. This project will enable their finance and HR functions to embrace the cloud in a single platform whilst improving operational efficiency, and we’re excited to be part of it.”