Australia's fourth fastest growing municipality, Casey City Council in Melbourne, has replaced its eight year old financial system in a bid to streamline business processes.
The local government authority has inked a contract with TechnologyOne which provides solutions to more than 110 councils in Australia and New Zealand.
The council has around 230,000 residents and the goal was to increase accountability within the organization through accurate and revelant budgeting and reporting.
Describing the selection process as "rigorous", Casey's corporate services director, Steve Dalton, said staff undertook extensive referee checking within the local government market and found user feedback to TechnologyOne Financials positive.
"We were also impressed with the flexibility of the general ledger function and the capacity to streamline our manual business processes," he said.
"It also enables easier access for our managers with the ability to monitor budgets on a regular basis and produce reports easily."
Dalton said employees who are eager to see a reduction in manual administrative processes.
TechnologyOne executive chairman, Adrian Di Marco, said the implementation will go live late 2007.
Di Marco said the company has seen significant growth in the past 12 months inking deals with a number of councils including Pittwater on Sydney's northern beaches, and opening an office in Darwin last month.
The company's expansion into the Northern Territory follows the opening of an office in Melbourne last year.
At the opening, Di Marco said the Victorian office employed 40 staff with anothe 20 new staff expected to come on board by mid-2008.