Revenues and Benefits Systems
    Convergence Project
  Intellect Socitm Solace Local Government
          IT Excellence A...
Jerry Faulkner
Senior Manager, Revenues and Benefits
             Project SRO
Local Gov’t Re-organisation
• Legislation – March 2008
• Cheshire County Council (50%), Chester City
  Council, Ellesmere ...
Key Milestones
•   Securing Mandate – August 2008
•   First Test System Build – January 2009
•   Live Re-referencing and B...
Key Challenges
• Securing buy-in and approval within
  partner Councils
• Internal staff resources
• Risk management and r...
Technical Delivery
• Six very different systems into two
• Complex problem with multiple system
  dependencies
• Alignment...
Chester City System Map
Current and Future
             Developments
•   Advanced system integration
•   Mobile working
•   Self-service
•   Maxim...
Lessons Learned
• Strong partnership working key to
  success
• Investment in testing is critical
• Developing a multi-dis...
Key Achievements
•   Flagship project for new authority
•   Successful, on-time, on-budget
•   Single service to the custo...
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  1. 1. Revenues and Benefits Systems Convergence Project Intellect Socitm Solace Local Government IT Excellence Awards 2009
  2. 2. Jerry Faulkner Senior Manager, Revenues and Benefits Project SRO
  3. 3. Local Gov’t Re-organisation • Legislation – March 2008 • Cheshire County Council (50%), Chester City Council, Ellesmere Port & Neston Borough Council, Vale Royal Borough Council • Vesting Day – 1st April 2009 • Revenues & Benefits - key front line service • 160,000 Properties/ 27,000 Benefit Caseload • Target – Single service to Customer – Day 1
  4. 4. Key Milestones • Securing Mandate – August 2008 • First Test System Build – January 2009 • Live Re-referencing and Billing – March 2009 • Staff preparation (training) – March 2009 • Pre-implementation sign-off – March 2009 • Go Live – 6th April 2009
  5. 5. Key Challenges • Securing buy-in and approval within partner Councils • Internal staff resources • Risk management and reduction • Maintaining seamless service to the customer • Multiple Sites
  6. 6. Technical Delivery • Six very different systems into two • Complex problem with multiple system dependencies • Alignment with other LGR ICT projects • Strong relationships between all partners • Extensive testing and evaluation
  7. 7. Chester City System Map
  8. 8. Current and Future Developments • Advanced system integration • Mobile working • Self-service • Maximising synergies with other council services
  9. 9. Lessons Learned • Strong partnership working key to success • Investment in testing is critical • Developing a multi-discipline delivery team from all partners a solid foundation for ongoing success
  10. 10. Key Achievements • Flagship project for new authority • Successful, on-time, on-budget • Single service to the customer • Single unified and efficient virtual team • Significant efficiency savings • Foundation for innovation • Excellent customer service
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