Recognition for district councils’ back office firm

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THE FIRM that delivers back office services for South Holland District Council has been recognised for a pioneering IT project.

Hitachi Consulting UK has delivered the IT technology for Compass Point, which handles work for South Holland and East Lindsey councils, and was named as the only UK finalist in the Dynamics Public Sector Partner of the Year category for the Microsoft World Partner Conference Awards.

The industry awards organisers recognised expected savings of £30million to be made from the project over ten years.

Coun Paul Przyszlak, chairman of the Compass Point board, said: “Seizing the opportunity to share and support ICT services is not just the logical response to funding cuts in an austere economy, but it is also the face of public sector service delivery and efficiency moving forward.”

The council hopes Compass Point will take on business for other authorities and make money for the district.