Region’s digital transformation

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Software and business services provider Agilisys has signed a contract with CGI to deliver services as part of CGI’s contract with Scottish Borders Council, supporting the local authority’s digital transformation programme.

The new partnership is set to create 200 new jobs and inject over £100million into the local economy.

The announcement follows CGI’s contract signing with the City of Edinburgh Council in August 2015, where Agilisys was also named as partner.

The Edinburgh contract was the result of the City of Edinburgh Council’s Public Sector Partner procurement, which allows other local authorities, the Scottish Government and health agencies to procure similar services.

Scottish Borders Council is the first local authority in the country to take this procurement route.

As part of its role in the programme, Agilisys will deliver a new Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) solution, which will replace the council’s current finance and HR systems. They will also implement the Agilisys digital platform, which offers citizens self-service access.

Louise Ah Wong, transformation director at Agilisys, said: “Working closely with CGI and Scottish Borders we will enable simpler and more accessible digital services for local citizens, whilst also transforming vital back office functions, to enhance mobile working practices.”

The 13-year contract with CGI will provide the council with technology to deliver customer services and streamlined systems.

In addition, CGI will unbundle six telephone exchanges in the Borders which will provide new high-speed broadband initiatives.