The Insolvency Service appoints new digital transformation partner

The Insolvency Service has appointed Agilisys to roll out a new leading-edge business technology that will improve the efficiency of the government agency, supporting its focus on the delivery of public services.

The Unit4 Business World On! Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) web-based platform will provide a single route into information used by Insolvency Service employees on a day-to-day basis, such as financial information, purchasing and corporate reporting.

Procured via the G-Cloud framework, the solution is designed to streamline the agency’s business processes, removing duplication and paperwork and enable the delivery of the agency’s Future Finance and Planning Project.

The Insolvency Service is an executive agency of the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy with around 1,500 staff operating from 22 locations across Great Britain.

Agilisys currently works with over 50 public sector organisations across the UK and has been combining expertise and technology to help to transform public service organisations for almost two decades. This announcement marks Agilisys’ first central government Business World On! ERP client.

Chris Pleass, Finance and Commercial Director at The Insolvency Service, said: “The implementation of this new system will be an important step in our ongoing plans for enabling the efficient and effective delivery of the Agency’s core statutory functions.

This is also an important part of our plans to continually review and improve the way we work and deliver efficient services for those in financial distress, tackling financial wrongdoing and maximising returns to creditors. The new system will make it simpler and quicker to get things done, which will benefit our customers and ensure that we make best use of our budget to deliver frontline services.”

Steven Beard, Chief Executive at Agilisys added: “We are delighted to be working with The Insolvency Service to help transform their ways of working, drawing on our expertise in innovative technology and digital transformation. This is a great opportunity for Agilisys to extend the deployment of Unit4’s Business World On! ERP solution into central government.”

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