Cambridgeshire and Northamptonshire County Councils entered a groundbreaking tripartite partnership with Fujitsu to create a unique ERP shared service.
Based on the Oracle e-Business Suite (11.i.10), the solution enables the two Councils to share the delivery of back office processes and transactional services across a range of key functions, including finance, human resources (HR), on-line procurement and payment facilities. The underlying infrastructure is owned, hosted and managed by Fujitsu, which also provides shared technological support and application development.
The project is the first time in local government that two county councils have collaborated on such a large scale on the strategic development of an ERP shared service. It is also quite unique in that Fujitsu engineered the solution by incorporating its own ERP hosting requirements.