Leading the way with digital transformation

Media Release 20 July 2020

The City of South Perth is leading the way in IT cloud based technology, through its 1System project.

The City is the first local government in WA to roll out major parts of TechnologyOne’s cloud based Ci Anywhere solution, to fully integrate and connect information from all core areas of the organisation, streamlining systems and creating one source of truth.

The City has traditionally used a number of specialised information technology systems, each operating in isolation or with limited integration with each other. 1System is currently used by staff across all levels, providing operational efficiencies. Future phases will deliver quicker response times and more direct services for our local community via greater online functionality.

The project began in 2018 and is now in Phase Two, which has so far included the digitisation of financials, HR & payroll, eRecruitment, supply chain, asset management, corporate strategic planning practices and enterprise budgeting.

City of South Perth CEO Geoff Glass said the City is continuing to see the benefits of the project, most recently during the 2020/21 budget setting process. The system delivered dramatic internal improvements and operational efficiencies.

“In previous years the Finance team was required to work across multiple spreadsheets with lots of manual intervention. However, this was eliminated via access to real-time data which is reviewed and edited directly in the system.

“The City also has the ability to design and develop reports using business intelligence and reporting tools. This has automated the publication of the 2020/21 budget book and will be used for developing the financial component of the upcoming Annual Report,” Mr Glass said.

TechnologyOne’s COO Stuart Macdonald congratulated the City of South Perth on its digital transformation, which will see long term benefits for the local community.

“With our OneCouncil enterprise solution, local governments are transforming key business processes and future-proofing their technology. Because we can enable the latest capabilities and upgrades seamlessly, our secure SaaS model ensures the City of South Perth will always have the latest technology at their fingertips, and this is great news for residents,” Mr Macdonald said.

The integrated enterprise software solution produced by company Technology One is being adopted by Council’s around the country, with the City the first local government in WA to roll out major components of the solution.

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