Fujitsu awarded £2.2m Digital Outcomes and Specialists contract with Department for Education (DfE)
Using Fujitsu’s Microsoft Productivity Practice, the scope of work will provide a multi-disciplinary development team to decommission legacy systems, delivering new digital services running on a Dynamics 365 platform, to manage free schools and academies. Fujitsu will work together and “co-create” with DfE using an Agile approach to delivery to Government Digital Service (GDS) standards using collaborative tools.
In order to manage the growing number of more than 7500 academies, the System Integration Programme will bring greater integration, centralisation and sharing of data and information across 13 DfE systems and 1500 internal users consolidating existing services to reduce time spent searching for information as well as increase efficiency and effectiveness, automation and digitisation of over 50 Department processes.
Judy Anckorn, Deputy Director (South Central & East), Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) said “Fujitsu’s appointment is a critical step to help us deliver new digital services that will enable the DfE to improve the way we administer academies and free schools. The services will ensure a better user experience for school administrators who are seeking to apply to become an academy, as well as reporting and analytical capability for Department employees responsible for managing them”.
Patrick Stephenson, Client Managing Director Central Government, Fujitsu UK & Ireland said “Fujitsu is delighted to have been chosen by the Department for Education. Fujitsu has over 1000 employees certified in its global Microsoft practice, 200 of which are located across the UK so we are ideally qualified and located to co-create and work together locally with DfE’s regional offices”. ”Fujitsu has over forty years’ experience working in government supporting key parts of the UK national infrastructure and is ideally placed with its breadth and scale of digital capabilities to co-create this new digital service with the DfE ”.
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Date: 27 March, 2019