The Export Credits Guarantee Department has handed over its outsourced IT service to CMG. The handover is part of a £40m, ten-year contract. CMG will also develop and implement the department’s business change consultancy, applications development and facilities management programmes. Hyder has won a contract to develop and manage patient communications for Birmingham Children’s Hospital. The seven-year contract will include a provision for a computerised management service to support efficient communication with patients. Trigon has won a three-year contract to manage a range of facility services for Unisys. It will work alongside the in-house team to manage all aspects of building operations and maintenance. The aim of the scheme is to ensure that the Unisys accommodation is efficient and cost-effective. PMP Consultancy has been appointed by the facilities division of the Lawn Tennis Association (LTA) to investigate the impact on local tennis clubs of the development of indoor tennis centres. PMP will focus on the level of displacement from these clubs to the LTA supported indoor tennis initiatives. Liability adjuster Garwyn has invested £1.4m in CMG’s component based architecture, iFRAME. The new system is set to go live early next year and will provide business automation through document and diary generation. It also offers support for changes to business growth targets. As part of a five-year agreement with BT, Unisys will install more than 15,000 miles of cables and 700,000 sockets at over 7,500 customer sites in one year. The service management contract is estimated to be worth over $200m. The New Generation Audiences project at Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre, which is an implementation of Oracle’s Millennium project, is now online. Oracle intends to provide email addresses and the tools to build online communities for 10,000 UK schoolchildren through the project. PMP Consultancy, in association with Taylor Made Solutions and Trowers and Hamlin, has been appointed by Poole Borough Council to investigate transferring leisure services to a trust. PMP will be working with officers, members and existing trusts in Poole to identify an effective solution. CMG has linked up with the AIT Group to offer financial services companies a customer-centric, enterprise-wide solution in order to maximise service and sales opportunities. Strategic Systems International has won a contract to supply its ERP systems to Deritend Precision Castings. The system selection was made by IT consultants CCL. Atkins China, a subsidiary of WS Atkins, has been awarded a £13.5m contract by the Kowloon-Canton Railway Corporation to supervise design and construction on its West Rail Extension. The project is due to be completed by 2004. Innsite Hotel Services has secured a £1m order for an intranet-based management solution from Whitbread subsidiary, Travel Inn. The system will allow all elements of Travel Inn’s booking system to be linked. PwC has linked up with Clarify in a strategic global alliance that will offer companies a solution for the deployment of web-based customer loyalty solutions. Unisys has clinched a £1.1m contract with Southern Water to develop and implement a geographical information system. The system will enable Southern Water to capture and share spatial data relating to its assets and pipeline network. PMP Consultancy has been appointed by Basingstoke & Deane Borough Council to examine the need for a community stadium in Basingstoke. The study will investigate management and funding options.
Just one half of UK practices have implemented a pricing structure around auto enrolment implementation and advice - with many suffering increased costs
Deloitte's north-west Europe foray; BDO, Smith & Williamson investment paths; Shelley Stock Hutter; and Wilkins Kennedy discussed by editor Kevin Reed on our Friday Afternoon Live broadcast
Accountants should alter their perspective on auto-enrolment to maximise business opportunities, according to Eric Clapton.
Kevin Reed discusses whether new accountancy group Cogital can rival the Big Four...and its likely direction of travel