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KPMG to supply Microsoft Dynamics as part of Southern forces' ERP deal

David Bicknell Published 11 May 2016

Surrey, Sussex and Thames Valley police forces will adopt the Microsoft Dynamics platform with a planned go live date of the end of 2017


KPMG Crimsonwing and Microsoft's Dynamics platform have been revealed as the winners of a deal to provide an Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) solution to the Surrey, Sussex and Thames Valley police forces.

Government Computing revealed last month that the forces had chosen a preferred supplier for an ERP solution, the value for which is thought to be around £16m. The original possible tender value was estimated at £120m. However, this figure would take into account any potential subsequent users of the framework.

According to an announcement from KPMG, following a competitive tender, the forces have selected the Microsoft Dynamics platform, which will be rolled out to 18,000 employees across the three forces.

The new platform is intended to enable the forces to run their organisations more efficiently by giving improved access to business and management information, enabling greater collaboration, allowing improved flexibility through mobile working, due to the cloud based solution.

The ERP solution covers finance, fleet, procurement, HR, Learning and Development and payroll, and duty management and rostering activity. The duty management and rostering solution will be delivered by a third party, Crown Duty Management System.

According to KPMG, its team delivering the solution to the forces will use its experience within the policing sector to deliver the Microsoft Dynamics ERP platform to the three forces.

The go live date is expected to be by the end of 2017. 34 organisations have signed up to the tender framework, enabling them to access the solution at a later date without themselves having to go through a further procurement process.

Jane Harwood, the senior responsible officer for Surrey Police - representing the three forces, said,"Through using this technology, Surrey, Sussex and Thames Valley Police will reduce the administrative burden on officers and staff, enabling the forces to deliver even better policing for their communities. We will undoubtedly continue to see more shared service platforms being delivered within UK policing as forces strive to work together to drive greater efficiency, and indeed in the wider public sector as devolution continues."

Matthew Payne, UK Director, KPMG Crimsonwing, said: "With organisations in both the public and private sector looking to simplify their systems even as their operations become more complex, there's a greater call for effective, efficient ERP solutions such as this. By improving back end systems, organisations can deliver better to evolving customer needs."

The Microsoft Dynamics platform is also at the heart of the 'Red Sigma' system being used by Durham Constabulary to incorporate the force's crime, intelligence, protecting vulnerable people, tasking and briefing requirements.

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