Office for National Statistics gets new cloud implementation

Certus has completed the successful implementation of Oracle Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) and Oracle Human Capital Management (HCM) Cloud Applications for the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

The installation is one of the first complete Oracle Cloud suite implementations to be completed for the government.

The project forms part of a wider transformation of the ONS Finance and HR functions and is a key component alongside standardisation of business processes. Alongside enhancing the user experience and smarter, mobile working, this new technology is forecast to deliver in excess of £1m of efficiencies by 2019/2020.

The government, through the ONS implementation experience, now has a significant point of reference in terms of approach, the challenges faced and solutions implemented using Oracle Cloud technology which now can be leveraged for the wider benefit of other government departments.

Paul Layland, director of finance, Office for National Statistics said: “The success of this project has been down to the dedication and commitment of both ONS resources and the Oracle and Certus teams

“The collaborative, agile approach has allowed us, within a short period of time to have moved through the design phases to testing and now implementation.

“The commitment shown by my project team and others across the organisation has been exemplary and I am so proud to see their efforts leading to such a positive and successful outcome. As part of our wider transformation programme, this technology now provides us with the capability and foundations to significantly enhance the service we provide to the organisation, moving away from an outdated system to cloud based technology which will improve continuously over time.

“Over the last few months we have been able to support other government departments through our knowledge and experience. Our successful implementation using this technology provides the opportunity for others to utilise our platform wherever possible to continue driving efficiencies and demonstrating value for money for the taxpayer.”

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