Certus is pleased to announce the successful implementation of Oracle Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) and Oracle Human Capital Management (HCM) Cloud Applications for theOffice for National Statistics. This is one of the first complete Oracle Cloud suite implementations in HM Government.
Certus Solutions is a Platinum level member of Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN) and a leading
implementer of Oracle Cloud Services for Finance, Procurement, HR and Payroll operations
and provider of “engage®.gov” an implementation template, methodology and support
service specifically designed for Oracle Cloud within Central Government.
The project forms part of a wider transformation of the ONS Finance and HR functions and is
a key component alongside standardisation of business processes. Alongside enhancing the
user experience and smarter, mobile working, this new technology is forecast to deliver in
excess of £1m of efficiencies by 2019/2020.
HM Government, through the ONS implementation experience, now has a significant point
of reference in terms of approach, the challenges faced and solutions implemented using
Oracle Cloud technology which now can be leveraged for the wider benefit of other
Paul Layland, Director of Finance, Office for National Statistics said “The success of this
project has been down to the dedication and commitment of both ONS resources and the
Oracle and Certus teams. The collaborative, agile approach has allowed us, within a short
period of time to have moved through the design phases to testing and now implementation.
The commitment shown by my project team and others across the organisation has been
exemplary and I am so proud to see their efforts leading to such a positive and successful
outcome. As part of our wider transformation programme, this technology now provides us
with the capability and foundations to significantly enhance the service we provide to the
organisation, moving away from an outdated system to cloud based technology which will
improve continuously over time.
Over the last few months we have been able to support other government departments
through our knowledge and experience. Our successful implementation using this technology,
now provides the opportunity for others to utilise our platform wherever possible to continue
driving efficiencies and demonstrating value for money for the taxpayer”.
Mark Sweeny, Chief Executive, Certus Solutions said “This has been a fantastic effort by
the combined single project team of ONS, Oracle and Certus. Congratulations to all those
involved – being one of the first is never an easy ‘ask’ and it’s been great to see how the team
has taken on the challenge of implementing the full Oracle ERP and Oracle HCM Cloud
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solution using Certus engage®.gov template over the last 9 months. ONS have been one of
the true pathfinders leading the deployment of Oracle Cloud technology into Central
Government. We look forward to continue to work with the ONS as we now assist them in
leveraging this positive disruptive technology and also provide a platform of learning for
other government departments to follow”.