What we can do for your Council
We help Councils understand the IT Industry to make better decisions about the way they acquire and use software and services.
- Strategy Development
Too often organisations dive deep into ‘how’ things can be solved and the specifics of the tools, before clearly understanding ‘what’ actually needs to be solved and ‘why’. A process driven information architecture delivers evidence based decisions about which systems own which data and where each step in a process is best executed. This ensures the correct technical challenges are addressed and makes precise requirements of system integration evident.
- Information Governance
A holistic approach to information governance delivers meaningful information that equips staff to make better decisions and enables them to better serve the community. In a local government environment, this is much broader than narrow records compliance and has at its heart delivering business value by combining structured, unstructured and spatial information.
- Market Review
A market review delivers two things. The first is an understanding of the functional capabilities of relevant systems in the marketplace. It gives visibility of what is common and what differentiates products. The second is an assessment of the product roadmap and the commercial strategy of each vendor.
- Systems Review
A systems review delivers an assessment of the range and extent of use of your current system This is compared with alternative products in the market to make a recommendation on whether it is appropriate to go to market. The findings of the systems review forms the basis of a business case for funding.
- Go To Market Requirements Definition
A successful technology purchase is about finding the product with the best fit to your needs, both now and for the future. It is not about the best system, the broadest functionality or deepest technical capability. Developing a clear and detailed understanding of goals, criteria for success and the needs of each business unit touched by the project, allows the development of purchasing requirements to select a system with the best fit for purpose.