2013-10-12 12:13:58 - Fast Market Research recommends "Joined-up local government: Corporate systems in local authorities" from Kable Market Intelligence, now available
This report summarizes the status of the UK public sector corporate systems within local authorities market. It is intended both for those currently working with public sector clients, and those considering this market for the first time.
Introduction and Landscape
A new report by Kable Market Intelligence finds that UK councils spent more than GBP270m on finance and management software in 2012/13. But as central corporate functions have a key role to play in supporting major efficiency and transformation programmes - especially in assisting service leaders in aligning processes and resources to meet current and future requirements - demand for more modernised and integrated solutions will grow.
Although the market is mostly dominated by the larger and more established tier one suppliers
such as SAP and Oracle, it is opening up for a range of alternative providers, as demonstrated by the recent successes of UNIT4, Advanced Business Solutions and MidlandHR.
The migration to more flexible cloud-based solutions will help diversify the market, and Kable's study has identified a growing interest among local authorities in 'as a service' models for corporate systems, with the majority of councils surveyed agreeing the market and solutions have matured sufficiently to be considered a credible alternative to on-premise systems.
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Key Features and Benefits
Kable covers the use of ICT in the public sector across England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.
Key Market Issues
* Gain insight into the public sector ICT corporate systems within local authorities market in the UK.
In 2012/13, local authorities spent just over GBP200m on finance and management software, representing 24% of total local government software expenditure. If revenues and benefits software expenditure is included, the market grows to GBP273m. Revenues and benefits (GBP73m) and core accounting (GBP55m) represent the largest markets in terms of spend, but they are also the least contestable. The top three suppliers (Capita, Northgate and Civica) control 90% of revenues and benefits software spend, while the top four suppliers (SAP, Oracle, UNit4 and Advanced Business Solutions) account for 78% of the core accounting market. Although the facilities and assets, and risk and compliance, markets are smaller in terms of spend, they are much more contestable. The top three suppliers only have a combined market share of 29%. Councils face mounting financial and service pressures, and while many will continue to look to squeeze out further tactical savings and cut headcount, suppliers will increasingly need to support councils as they shift towards more radical transformation options and new operating models.
Companies Mentioned in this Report: Capita, Northgate, SAP, Civica, Unit4, Advanced Business Solutions, ABS, Kable, Advanced Computer Software, ACS, Oracle, Pitney Bowes, EGS, JCAD, Covalent Software, InPhase, LexisNexis, Microsoft, Agilisys BT, Arvato, Agresso, Serco, Cedar, MidlandHR, Figtree Systems.
Partial Table of Contents:
1 Executive summary
2 Market context
2.1 Market size and opportunities
2.2 Supplier landscape
2.3 Trends and priorities
2.3.1 Cost reduction remains a key priority
2.3.2 Integrated and actionable insights to deliver outcomes
2.3.3 The rise of
2.3.4 Growing interest in
2.3.5 Trading and shared services
2.3.6 Outsourcing and shared services
3.1 Role and responsibilities
3.2 Finance systems
3.2.1 Size of opportunities
3.2.2 Investment drivers
3.2.3 Leading suppliers
22.214.171.124 Core accounting solutions
126.96.36.199 Income management, cash receipting and e
188.8.131.52 Risk and
184.108.40.206 Facilities and assets
4 HR and payroll
4.1 Role and responsibilities
4.2 HR and payroll systems
4.2.1 Size of opportunities
4.2.2 Investment drivers
4.2.3 Leading suppliers
5 Revenues and benefits
5.1 Roles and responsibilities
5.2 Revenues and benefits systems
5.2.1 Size of opportunities
5.2.2 Investment drivers
5.2.3 Leading suppliers
6.2 Local government application
List of Figures
Figure 1: English local authorities under greatest financial and service pressures
Figure 2: Finance and management software expenditure, 2012/13
Figure 3: Local government finance and management software
Figure 4: Local government finance and management software spend by type of authority
Figure 5: Market value versus level of contestability
Figure 6: Timeframe for replacing main ERP systems
Figure 7: Leading suppliers in the local government finance and management software market, 2012/13
Figure 8: Problems and weaknesses of current systems
Figure 9: ERP replacement - best of breed or fully integrated ERP platform
Figure 10: Councils with single supplier for core ERP modules*
Figure 11: Recent wins for Unit4
Figure 12: Attitude towards cloud
Figure 13: Likely procurement route for cloud
Figure 14: Recent examples of councils considering
Figure 15: Business functions outsourced by councils (excluding ICT)
Figure 16: Shared initiatives between councils (excluding ICT)
Figure 17: Examples of local shared services
Figure 18: Services expenditure 2010
Figure 19: Spend on finance applications
Figure 20: Spend on finance systems by loc
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