Fingal County Council Realises Major Cost Savings and Improved Efficiencies with Nathean
Submitted by: Comit PR
Dublin, Ireland (OPENPRESS) July 8, 2011 -- Nathean Technologies Ltd., a fast growing Irish data analytics software company, today announced the successful implementation of its Logix Professional data analytics solution across a number of key functional departments in Fingal County Council. Nathean's solution is providing the council with major cost savings and improved citizen services throughout the Fingal area.
Fingal County Council provides more than 500 services to businesses and residents throughout the local area including housing, environment, planning, leisure, libraries, water, roads and economic development. With 24 elected councillors, 1,400 employees and 240,000 residents, Fingal's primary objective is to deliver excellent service at all times to local citizens and visitors.
Nathean has provided Fingal County Council with its highly-intuitive pre-packaged data analysis software, Logix Professional. The solution has provided council management and staff with a fast and simple tool to explore and analyse huge volumes of data. It has enabled users to make more informed decisions on key areas such as rates collections, purchasing practices, resource planning and attendance management.
Nathean implemented Logix Professional across relevant departments, with seamless and full integration with all databases and systems, including Agresso in the finance department and CorePay in the HR department.
Logix has delivered particular value-add to the procurement department. An 'Audit & Efficiency Unit' was set up by the Council to identify savings and efficiencies, and to ensure 'value for money' opportunities from suppliers were being optimised. Logix plays a critical role in helping to identify savings and providing the council with the ability to negotiate more competitive terms with suppliers. Examples of this included significant savings in energy bills, as well as reductions in procurement costs in areas such as machinery and plant hire.
Nathean's solution has also helped to remove costly administration for low-value purchases. Analysis undertaken by Logix highlighted that, on an annual basis, several thousand POs were being raised for supplier invoices of less than €50 which was resulting in a significant overhead payment for each of these invoices. Consequently, Fingal introduced credit card payments for all low-value invoices, saving major time and expense.
Gerry Duane, Head of IT and Water Services, Fingal County Council, comments: "We needed a fast, simple and cost-effective solution to leverage the value of all the data held across our organisation, and Logix Professional has given us this. Our users have expressed real satisfaction with its ease of use and the results it delivers. We can now make better informed decisions not only for the benefit of the council and its staff but ultimately for the people living and working in Fingal. Nathean's solution has allowed us to do so much more with diminishing resources. We're looking forward to extending the use of Logix on a wide range of existing and new projects."
Logix has also been used to improve citizen services, enabling in-depth analysis of private and public housing throughout Fingal. It is geo-coded to integrate with census data, photo libraries, Google maps and other GIS platforms to obtain a clear and up-to-date view of all housing in the Fingal area. This helps inform decisions on estate management, rental accommodation schemes and managing vacancy levels. Crucial information is also being provided to other council departments and divisions, helping to improve delivery of a wide range of citizen services including schools, roads, libraries and environmental matters.
Barry Moylan, Director of Sales and Marketing, Nathean, said, "Nathean is focused on assisting Local Government to drive down costs and deliver efficiencies. Logix enables management and end users to get answers to questions that facilitate better decision making in a quick and easy manner. It is providing greater insights into areas such as Finance, HR and Payroll. We are also delighted that Fingal County Council is leveraging Logix Professional to improve the quality of services to the hundreds of thousands of citizens that live in the Fingal area."
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About Nathean Technologies
Nathean Technologies is a leading developer and provider of visual pre-packaged data analysis and reporting solutions for major ERP systems and best of breed business applications. Their unique self service data analytics tools empower casual and business users alike to easily ask questions of their data and to get the answers they need to make informed business decisions in a quicker, easier and more cost effective manner. This ensures maximum value and an enhanced return on investment from various underlying business systems and applications.
Nathean was founded in 2001 and is currently headquartered in Dublin, Ireland. It has customers and partners in sectors such as local and central government, education, utilities, financial services, retail multiples and construction.
For more information, see http://www.nathean.com.
About Fingal County Council
Fingal County Council is recognised as an innovative local authority responsible for delivering a wide range of services to Fingal's 240,000 citizens. With an annual budget of around €250 million, the council provides over 500 services to businesses and residents throughout the local area including housing, environment, planning, leisure, libraries, water, roads and economic development. With 24 elected councillors and more than 1,400 employees, Fingal's primary objective is to deliver excellent service at all times to local citizens and visitors.
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