Local Government Software Solutions
This era defined by prolonged spending reductions puts the need for efficiency and cost savings right at the top of the agenda.
At this challenging time local authorities need greater budgetary control, without sacrificing service levels. They also need greater clarity of their spending, and insight into the knock-on effects of their financial decisions.
At Advanced Business Solutions, we have a long and proven track record in local government. We are one of the largest suppliers of financial solutions to this sector, with one in four local authorities using our software. We also have a team of experienced consultants, who can help you to realise savings and protect your vital capital reserves.
Why choose Advanced Business Solutions?
Knowledge and experience
We understand that the requirements of district councils differ significantly to those of county councils, unitary, borough and metropolitan borough councils. We are the only supplier that has solutions to suit these differing needs.
We have a wealth of experience to share from a variety of successful implementations, as well as over a 10-year track record in shared services delivery.
We have a comprehensive portfolio designed specifically for local government. Development of our main solutions is guided by our local government steering group, which is administered by users.
Solutions to help you do more with less
We can offer more efficient solutions for a range of processes such as budget consolidation and management, helping you to do more with less.
Advanced Business Solutions has particular skills in systems design, and can build flexibility and adaptability into your solution from the ground up.
Our local government solutions
- IFRS-compliant asset management software
- Payment management software
- Debtors for good business management and focused debt recovery
- One in four authorities use Advanced Authority Financials
Read more about Financial Accounting
- Solutions to respond quickly to initiatives such as Comprehensive Area Assessment (CAA), local spend analysis and benchmarking
- Spend Analytics, to help you reduce procurement spend Corporate performance management A real-time collaborative solution for budget management, replacing spread sheets
Read more about Business Intelligence
Want to know more?
To find out more about our local government solutions, visit our resources area.
Alternatively, call us on 0845 160 6162 and we can help you determine the right solution for you.
Request information on our solutions for the Local Government sector
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