Local Government growth for UK software company

BUSINESS is booming for Manchester-based software solutions company CAMMS, which is helping councils across the UK to become more efficient and achieve their goals faster.

CAMMS has seen significant growth within the local government sector with its world-leading suite of performance management software and consulting services.

In the past two years, CAMMS’ client base in the UK has more than trebled, demonstrating the appetite in the UK for the solutions that CAMMS offers

CAMMS is now helping councils including Conwy County Borough Council, Kent County Council, Brighton & Hove City Council, North Kesteven District Council and Flintshire County Council to turn their strategies into reality.

CAMMS’ UK General Manager Adam Westbrook said the growth was due to the power of the company’s affordable and integrated software, which helps councils to save time and money.
“The local government sector is going through enormous change and there’s a lot of pressure on councils to become more efficient and to perform,” Mr Westbrook said.

“CAMMS provides clients with a sophisticated yet easy-to-use system that enables them to achieve these goals.

“It’s no surprise we’re seeing more and more councils using our software, as there are few providers in the world that can do what we do within such affordable budget parameters and really succeed.”

What solutions does CAMMS offer?

The public sector is complex, with multiple layers and a diverse range of stakeholders and governance requirements. Managing oft-competing priorities, compliance needs and increased financial pressures can be difficult.

CAMMS believes the best way to meet these challenges is with better, more intelligent Enterprise Performance Management software.

With more than 20 years’ experience, CAMMS offers a full suite of software solutions specifically tailored for local government, including:

  • Strategy
  • Enterprise Risk Management
  • Project and Portfolio Management
  • Talent Management
  • Budgeting and Finance
  • Business Intelligence and Analytics
  • Meeting Management
  • Service Review
  • And a Structural Reform Toolkit for companies undergoing organisational changes

These products can be purchased individually, or integrated as part of CAMMS’ enterprise offering, SYCLE.

Mr Westbrook said CAMMS’ SYCLE suite was a unique, integrated approach that allowed local government clients to connect planning across their entire operation, moving away from isolated, disparate systems.

“Our SYCLE offering provides councils with one source of truth, making it much easier for them to drive their organisation forward.”

How has CAMMS helped existing clients?

Before working with CAMMS, Conwy County Borough Council (CCBC) had no integration of program and project management to its corporate strategy and risk management frameworks. Its system was primarily paper-based, a process that was draining on both time and resources.

“The chasing of updates and pasting into a usable report format was almost a full-time job, meaning that little time was spent on addressing quality assurance or analysis/evaluation of what the data was telling us,” CCBC’s Principal Research and Information Officer, Mark Bowler, said.

In search of a solution to solve these issues, CCBC purchased CAMMS’ SYCLE suite, focusing on strategy, risk and project management.

“While there were lots of other established computer solutions that provided performance and risk management functionality, CAMMS was the only one that fully integrated project management,” Mr Bowler said.

CAMMS has helped CCBC to save significant time and money, eliminating the duplication that existed while working in multiple, disparate systems and reducing the time needed to produce reports.

Brighton & Hove City Council has achieved similar results while working with CAMMS for the past 7 years.

Senior Performance Analyst Andy Edwards, said it was an easy decision to work with CAMMS.

“I don’t know of anything else on the market that does what CAMMS does,” he said.

“It shows how actions link up to strategies, giving a very clear, golden thread showing where an individual fits with regards to the larger strategic aims.”

Flintshire County Council Policy and Performance Manager Karen Armstrong said the organisation had similar reasons for choosing CAMMS.

“CAMMS offers us the ability to integrate all of our planning, performance, risks and programmes/projects into one system, which leads to increased transparency and accountability when it comes to implementing, monitoring and reporting on strategic objectives,” she said.

Moving towards a bright future

CAMMS is continuing to expand its reach in the UK, and across the globe, with more than 250 clients across five continents.

Its flexible systems are now used not only in the local government sector, but also in the health, emergency services, not-for-profit, mining, finance and transport arenas.

In the UK, its customer base includes the Mining Advisory Group, Dorset and Wiltshire Fire & Rescue Service and a number of organisations within the NHS.

And it’s only up from here.

“Late last year, we launched our new Software as a Service division, offering customers the flexibility to purchase our solutions on a per user, per month basis,” Mr Westbrook said.

“It’s an exciting time for CAMMS, as we continue to further develop our product range, grow our customer base and help even more organisations achieve their goals.”

For more information about CAMMS, visit our website or call us today.

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