Report to:

Audit Committee


Date of meeting:


23 September 2022


Chief Operating Officer



Audit Committee MBOS Sub Group



To provide an update to the Audit Committee of the MBOS Sub Group’s most recent meeting




1)         The Committee is asked to note that the Committee’s MBOS Sub-Group has regularly reviewed the Council’s Modernising Back Office Systems (MBOS) programme.


1          Background

1.1       The Committee at its meeting in September 2021 approved the establishment of a Sub-Group to provide oversight of progress with the Modernising Back Office Systems (MBOS) programme, seeking assurance that the programme is performing to time, quality and budget.


1.2       The MBOS Programme was established by the County Council in 2019. Prompted by the expected expiry of support for the Council’s existing Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software, SAP, the vision for MBOS is ‘to implement a suite of back-office systems that best meet the current and future needs of the Council and which provides optimal return on investment’.


2          Supporting information

            Work of the Sub-Group

2.1       The Sub-Group met again in August 2022 and a note of the meeting is attached at Appendix 1. The focus of the meeting was on the progress since the Sub-Group meeting in May.


2.2       The progress and key risks report from the MBOS Programme was discussed. The programme was noted to be on track to plan and budget.


2.3       The Sub-Group will continue to meet regularly with representatives from the Programme, and the next meeting is scheduled in  for November 2022.



3.         Conclusion and reasons for recommendations

3.1       The Committee is asked to note that the Committee’s MBOS Sub-Group has reviewed the Council’s Modernising Back Office Systems (MBOS) programme in May to its satisfaction.




Chief Operating Officer


Contact Officers:      Graham Forsdyke, MBOS Programme Manager, Tel: 07342 242448