UK Public Sector Corporate Systems within Local Authorities Market adds “Joined-up local government: Corporate systems in local authorities” report to its research database.

This report summarizes the status of the UK public sector corporate systems within local authorities market. It is intended both for those currently working with public sector clients, and those considering this market for the first time.

Introduction and Landscape
This new finds that UK councils spent more than £270m on finance and management software in 2012/13. But as central corporate functions have a key role to play in supporting major efficiency and transformation programmes - especially in assisting service leaders in aligning processes and resources to meet current and future requirements - demand for more modernised and integrated solutions will grow.
Although the market is mostly dominated by the larger and more established tier one suppliers such as SAP and Oracle, it is opening up for a range of alternative providers, as demonstrated by the recent successes of UNIT4, Advanced Business Solutions and MidlandHR.
The migration to more flexible cloud-based solutions will help diversify the market, and study has identified a growing interest among local authorities in ''as a service'' models for corporate systems, with the majority of councils surveyed agreeing the market and solutions have matured sufficiently to be considered a credible alternative to on-premise systems.

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Key Features and Benefits: Kable covers the use of ICT in the public sector across England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

Key Market Issues: - Gain insight into the public sector ICT corporate systems within local authorities market in the UK.

Key Highlights
In 2012/13, local authorities spent just over £200m on finance and management software, representing 24% of total local government software expenditure. If revenues and benefits software expenditure is included, the market grows to £273m. Revenues and benefits (£73m) and core accounting (£55m) represent the largest markets in terms of spend, but they are also the least contestable. The top three suppliers (Capita, Northgate and Civica) control 90% of revenues and benefits software spend, while the top four suppliers (SAP, Oracle, UNit4 and Advanced Business Solutions) account for 78% of the core accounting market. Although the facilities and assets, and risk and compliance, markets are smaller in terms of spend, they are much more contestable. The top three suppliers only have a combined market share of 29%. Councils face mounting financial and service pressures, and while many will continue to look to squeeze out further tactical savings and cut headcount, suppliers will increasingly need to support councils as they shift towards more radical transformation options and new operating models.

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1 Executive summary
2 Market context
2.1 Market size and opportunities
2.2 Supplier landscape
2.3 Trends and priorities
2.3.1 Cost reduction remains a key priority
2.3.2 Integrated and actionable insights to deliver outcomes
2.3.3 The rise of
2.3.4 Growing interest in
2.3.5 Trading and shared services
2.3.6 Outsourcing and shared services
3 Finance
3.1 Role and responsibilities
3.2 Finance systems
3.2.1 Size of opportunities
3.2.2 Investment drivers
3.2.3 Leading suppliers Core accounting solutions Income management, cash receipting and e Risk and Procurement Facilities and assets
4 HR and payroll
4.1 Role and responsibilities
4.2 HR and payroll systems
4.2.1 Size of opportunities
4.2.2 Investment drivers
4.2.3 Leading suppliers
5 Revenues and benefits
5.1 Roles and responsibilities
5.2 Revenues and benefits systems
5.2.1 Size of opportunities
5.2.2 Investment drivers
5.2.3 Leading suppliers
6 Appendix
6.1 Methodology
6.2 Local government applicationNAFigure 1: English local authorities under greatest financial and service pressures

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