Oracle and Infosys selected by East Sussex County Council

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East Sussex County Council has selected Oracle Fusion Cloud Applications Suite to modernise critical business systems and accelerate its transition to the cloud. It will deploy Oracle Fusion Applications for finance, procurement and human resources, with the implementation delivered by Infosys in partnership with the Council.

East Sussex County Council serves over half a million constituents across five government districts in its jurisdiction. Supported by an aging, on-premises IT infrastructure that led to fragmented administrative processes, service delays and increased pressure on employees, the Council needed to re-evaluate how it manages its core business processes to increase efficiency and better support its workforce and constituents.

Oracle’s integrated cloud platform will enable the Council to make its HR processes more efficient, enrich the staff experience, improve sourcing and supplier management processes, and automate financial processes. This will increase operational efficiency, create inter-departmental synergies, and optimise the delivery of employee and public services.

Guy Armstrong, senior vice president of applications at Oracle UK and Ireland, said: “Government organisations like East Sussex County Council are taking on expanded and more complex remits while having to be more resource-efficient and meet higher service expectations from their constituents. With Oracle Fusion Applications, the Council now has an integrated business platform that can help it meet both its current and future needs and better service its staff and constituents.”

Infosys will bring its strategic consulting capabilities to manage the rollout as part of its Infosys Cobalt offering. Dinesh Rao, executive vice president and global head of enterprise application services at Infosys, said: “Together with Oracle, Infosys is honoured to be selected by East Sussex County Council to help them navigate a strategic cloud transformation journey that will modernise legacy applications and drive future readiness. We have successfully delivered Oracle Cloud applications by harnessing the collaborative strength of our partnership, mutually deep public sector expertise in the UK and the power of Infosys Cobalt offerings. We look forward to enabling East Sussex County Council drive greater service experience to its residents.”

Oracle Fusion Applications, including Oracle Fusion Cloud ERP, Oracle Fusion Cloud Procurement, Oracle Fusion Cloud EPM and Oracle Fusion Cloud HCM, will enable East Sussex County Council to break down organisational silos, standardise administrative processes, and securely manage finance, procurement and HR data on a single integrated IT platform.

Phil Hall, chief operating officer at East Sussex County Council, added: “By connecting and rationalising our business processes across functions, we are able to more quickly resolve internal process gaps and delays, realise significant efficiencies across departments, and refocus our resources on providing the best possible service to our residents. In Oracle and Infosys, we have partners that understand how local government works and the unique challenges we face.”