13th June 2016
Integra wins at Buckinghamshire & Milton Keynes Fire Authority
Capita Integrated business solutions (part of Capita plc) has been awarded a five- year contract to deliver the finance, procurement, HR and payroll solution for Buckinghamshire Fire & Rescue Service.
Buckinghamshire Fire & Rescue Service serves a population of more than 750,000 in the South East of England. Its responsibilities extend to parts of the M1, M4, M25 and M40 as well encompassing part of the Silverstone racing circuit, a section of the West Coast Main Line and Chequers, the Prime Minister’s country residence.
Integra, Capita’s financial management solution, will manage all critical financial management processes within the Buckinghamshire & Milton Keynes Fire Authority (BMKFA) from 1 April 2017. The software will introduce more digital and agile ways of working, ensuring that the force of more than 400 firefighters can work with confidence and assurance within ever-tighter budgets. What’s more, Capita is also providing the HR and Payroll solution as part of the new contract, further streamlining back office operations.
Following a detailed analysis of requirements, Integra was chosen and purchased through the Crown Commercial Service Framework RM1043. It will standardise technology across the organisation and due to Integra’s interoperability, it will interface effectively with other existing systems currently in use. The solution’s mobile technology will also facilitate more flexible ways of managing day-to-day activities. This will now form a key part of Buckinghamshire & Milton Keynes Fire Authority’s overall strategy of system integration and adopting hosted and cloud solutions.
Area Commander Julian Parsons, Head of Service Development, “Our old system was no longer fit for purpose and we wanted to reduce the time spent on administrative tasks and reduce duplication. We are delighted that Capita will not only help us to manage our critical financial processes more effectively but also allow us to introduce new, more agile ways of working. Embracing digital and, to a large extent, mobile technology will enable us to continue to operate as a modern and efficient fire and rescue service and ensure we maximise time and budgets to best effect”.