LONDON; MARCH 28, 2011 – The United Kingdom Ministry of Justice has awarded Accenture (NYSE: ACN) a five-year, £22 million contract to implement a new world-class shared services solution to support the management of its human resources, payroll, finance and procurement operations. The shared service will operate across the Ministry of Justice business network, including Her Majesty’s Courts and Tribunals Service, Her Majesty’s Prison Service and the Ministry of Justice Head Office, creating a common platform and increasing the speed and accuracy of the Ministry’s Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system.
The shared services program is expected to deliver savings of £28 million a year by 2014 and is one of the first pan-departmental shared service solutions in the U.K. central government.
Accenture has been selected as the overall systems integrator, to design, integrate and deliver the shared service system for over 80,000 employees. Accenture also has been engaged as the service management provider to run and maintain the Shared Services IT Service Desk for the duration of the five-year contract. Accenture will work collaboratively with the Ministry of Justice and its chosen partners, Steria
, who will deliver the Oracle Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) application development and the Infrastructure-as-a-Service platform respectively.
“Accenture will help the Ministry of Justice to deliver savings of £28 million a year by 2014 across its entire business network,” said Mark Lyons, Accenture’s United Kingdom and Ireland Managing Director for Health & Public Service. “We will work with the Ministry of Justice and its other chosen suppliers to improve the quality and consistency of services that it offers its 80,000 employees. Accenture’s selection as the lead systems integrator builds on our successful delivery in similar collaborative arrangements across the Ministry of Justice and for other public sector clients.”
The collaborative environment that the Ministry of Justice is creating to manage delivery across multiple suppliers will ensure that expertise is drawn from many parts of the industry and integrated into a coherent solution and service.
Accenture is a global management consulting, technology services and outsourcing company, with more than 215,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries. Combining unparalleled experience, comprehensive capabilities across all industries and business functions, and extensive research on the world’s most successful companies, Accenture collaborates with clients to help them become high-performance businesses and governments. The company generated net revenues of US$21.6 billion for the fiscal year ended Aug. 31, 2010. Its home page is www.accenture.com.
About The Ministry of Justice
The Ministry of Justice is one of the largest UK government departments, with more than 80,000 employees and a budget of £9.2 billion. Every year around nine million people use its services in 900 locations across the United Kingdom, including 650 courts and tribunals and 139 prisons in England and Wales. The Ministry of Justice works to protect the public and reduce reoffending, and to provide a more effective, transparent and responsive criminal justice system for victims and the public, also providing fair and simple routes to civil and family justice. Its home page is www.justice.gov.uk.
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