Decision details

Modernising Back Office Systems

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


To approve the Modernising Back Office Systems (MBOS) Outline Business Case for replacement of the SAP Finance system, Human Resources and Procurement systems.


13.1     The Cabinet considered a report by the Chief Operating Officer together with a further report containing exempt information set out in a later agenda item.


13.2     It was RESOLVED to:


1)    approve the procurement of a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) system to replace the current SAP solution, and an implementation partner to support the configuration and roll-out of the new system;


2)    delegate authority to the Lead Member for Resources to consider the response to the procurement exercise and to award a contract; and


3)    note the additional information on indicative costs and benefits contained in a separate report later on the agenda (Part II).




13.3     The Cabinet considered indicative costs and benefits to progress a procurement exercise to upgrade or replace the Council’s existing corporate system, which manages the organisation’s business critical finance, HR, Payroll and Purchasing processes.



Report author: Richard Lundie-Sadd

Publication date: 26/03/2021

Date of decision: 23/06/2020

Decided at meeting: 23/06/2020 - Cabinet

Effective from: 01/07/2020

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