Civil Service Live to ‘address challenges of delivering better public services’

Civil Service Live, now in its fifth year, will be held at Olympia, London on 2 and 3 July 2013 and will aim to “bring together government departments, agencies and industry under one roof to learn, share, innovate and build relationships to address the challenges of delivering better public services for less.”  There will be a range of plenary sessions, workshops and ‘drop-in’ clinics tackling big social issues, and speeches from representatives who are affecting some of the biggest programmes the Civil Service has ever been involved with.

According to a press release, Advanced Business Solutions, a business applications and services provider will be exhibiting at the event. Advanced carried out a survey where it asked 690 civil service professionals which functions they think should be shared as opposed to outsourced. The survey revealed that 62 per cent believed HR functions should be shared and 51 per cent thought that Finance functions would benefit from a shared service.

According to Dean Dickinson, Managing Director at Advanced: “There has never before been a more important time for public sector organisations to share services to help save costs. Civil Service Live is a perfect opportunity for Advanced to discuss the benefits of back office shared services, especially for the public sector.

“Advanced will be providing attendees with case studies and real examples of how, by merging back-office functions such as finance, organisations have a huge potential for cost savings and removing the need for each party to make their own individual investments in administrative staff, IT systems and associated floor space. Each year those savings grow exponentially and they will just continue to develop.”

Advanced will host a seminar, ‘Is shared services delivering on its promises?’ on 3 July from 11:45am – 12:15 in the ‘The Way We Work Hub’. It will focus on how sharing services can provide a platform for the public sector to save millions of pounds a year, as well as how they will benefit from streamlining, standardisation and service improvements.

To find out more about Advanced Business Solutions’ Shared Services offering, visit stand 20 in the ‘The Way We Work Hub’ at Civil Service Live.

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