Derbyshire County Council Embraces SAP Cloud With S/4HANA To Become A Digital First Leader

London, UK SAP SE (NYSE: SAP) today announced that Derbyshire County Council (DCC) will migrate its existing SAP ERP system to the SAP Intelligent Enterprise Suite, including SAP S/4HANA Enterprise Resource Planning and the SAP Business Technology Platform. This major digital transformation programme will modernise and future-proof DCC’s core technology and business systems and allow the Council to better  engage digitally with its citizens. The migration is expected to be complete by the end of 2021.

As part of its Enterprising Council vision, a key focus for DCC is to provide enhanced services to communities. With access to the real-time management information afforded by this implementation, DCC will be able to leverage embedded and predictive analytics to do exactly that. The SAP Business Technology Platform will enhance DCC’s citizen focused interactions by giving it the ability to build new apps and portals. This will allow its citizens to conduct activities seamlessly and remotely.

Serving a population of over 800,000 citizens with 12,000 employees, DCC also required a modern technology solution to meet its increasing obligations in a digital-first world. The SAP upgrade will deliver speed, agility and visibility to DCC through deeply integrated ERP systems, driven by the SAP Intelligent Suite. With in-built intelligent technologies, including AI, machine learning and advanced analytics, SAP S/4HANA will transform DCC’s processes through intelligent automation which will run on the SAP HANA in-memory database. This will provide real-time processing speeds and a dramatically simplified data model.

Peter Handford, Director of Finance and ICT, Derbyshire County Council, said: “Derbyshire County Council’s ICT strategy is underpinned by the principles of Standardise, Simplify and Share. The SAP Intelligent Suite emerged as the best solution to support this vision. It will fundamentally change the way we deal with our citizens for the better. While this project is no small task, the value it will bring to DCC is immense; we will transition from a council focused entity to a truly citizen focused entity. What’s more, we will gain efficiencies and roll out updates throughout the implementation period in a phased approach with SAP’s support team, something we value highly.”

Satpal Biant, Head of Public Sector at SAP UK & Ireland, said: “Derbyshire County Council is already a high performance, forward-thinking organisation. By embracing the SAP Business Technology Platform, it will be able to continue to build and develop new employee and citizen-focused solutions to better serve the community. We are committed to our long-standing partnership with DCC, supporting the team to continue being a leader in best practice provision of essential services. We firmly believe the results of this roll-out will spur other Council’s into the same much needed action.”

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