Why it pays to use tried and tested technology to achieve successful resource planning and workforce optimisation in today’s challenging public sector
Local government and wider public sector organisations are often at the front-line of public service delivery and are keen to explore new ways of using technology and data to build great digital services for citizens everywhere. But, where do they start? How do they know what’s available and can they trust the technology on offer to deliver what it promises, and at the right price?
Fortunately, help is at hand thanks to the Government’s G-Cloud which was set up several years ago, and is now on its 9th iteration. G-Cloud is designed to guide everyone responsible for digital projects in the public sector through the complex process of sourcing and purchasing technology quickly and easily. It’s also growing in popularity. The latest statistics from the Cabinet Office[i] claim there are over 36,000 public sector buying organisations that can use the Digital Marketplace and around 23% of the spend from it can be attributed to the wider public sector, including local authorities, district councils, the NHS, universities, the police and fire and rescue services.
In short, the Digital Marketplace provides a series of tangible benefits including:
- Access to the right technology and innovation – all suppliers listed have undergone a thorough application process
- The ability to save time and money – it is fast and easy to use and buyers don’t need to carry out lengthy procurements
- Collaboration and shared services – it’s an open and transparent way to buy products and capability collectively in line with the recent Local Government Digital Service Standard. This standard sets out a common approach to deliver good quality, user-centred, value for money digital services
- One place to go to buy what you need with access to over 3,300 suppliers across the UK
- The opportunity to grow the local workforce – buying from suppliers on the Digital Marketplace can create new jobs and boost the local economy. Some suppliers have successfully increased their workforce as a direct result of the sales they have made through G-Cloud.
You’re in safe hands
Dynama’s commercially proven enterprise resource planning and workforce optimisation software was first accepted onto the G-Cloud framework in 2013 which means it is seen as a trusted supplier.
The G-Cloud framework reinforces the Government’s support of the move towards cloud services in general. The Government’s Cloud First policy means public sector agencies and departments must have considered a cloud solution and explain why moving to the cloud is not right for their project as part of the digital and IT spend controls process, if they choose to go elsewhere.
Dynama is proud to be listed under the G-Cloud software category. To reach this milestone, we had to undergo a thorough and impartial evaluation procedure that involved providing detailed information about the company’s working methods and services. Having Dynama software available on the G-Cloud further cements the reputation we have built up over the years in the public sector. Quite simply, we have a proven track record of serving the MOD and others since 1991 – a safe pair of hands.
Don’t just take our word for it!
Other public sector organisations such as Defence also benefit from our listing. Our relationship with the Royal Fleet Auxiliary (RFA) first started after becoming part of the Digital Marketplace. The UK’s RFA supplies fuel, equipment, ammunition and rations to Royal Navy warships, as well as aviation support and amphibious and secure sea transport for Royal Marine and Army Units. As one of the largest employers in the British Shipping industry with 2,300 civilian officers and ratings, the RFA was looking for a fully automated system to eliminate its paper-based and manual processes to reduce administration and optimise internal resources.
What have you got to lose?
Dynama’s enterprise resource planning and workforce optimisation software and services enable defence and public sector organisations to create high-performing teams safely, efficiently and cost-effectively. Recent investment in Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) architecture coupled with our powerful ‘Customer Success’ methodology combine to bring customers tangible value. Any organisation needing these services either as a new requirement or to update legacy systems should get in contact and open the conversation.