Derbyshire County Council has just completed a major transformation of key IT
systems in a project carried out with Capgemini UK plc. The council says that the new systems are key to its plans to streamline services
to the public and boost staff productivity.

The project has been completed on schedule after a close 11-month collaboration
between Capgemini UK plc and the council. It involved replacing older-generation
mainframe software with the latest SAP enterprise-wide systems designed for local government. They span financial control,
logistics, property services, procurement, human resources, workforce management and payroll. The new systems are now
being used by some 8,000 council employees across all departments.

Andrew Lewer, Leader of the Council, said: “The successful completion of this major project is good news for everyone who
lives or works in Derbyshire. It will enable us to provide faster, better and
more streamlined services to the community and support our policy of continuous
improvement in our efficiency and the way we do business.”

Capgemini UK plc will also be providing support for the new systems for a 12
month period while transferring additional technical knowledge and skills to the
council’s in-house IT staff to enable them to become self-sufficient in the new

Nick Hodgson, Chief Executive of Derbyshire County Council, said: “Our new IT systems will transform the flow of information within and between
council departments, support improved budget and revenue control and enable more
informed decision-making. It will also help us identify procurement savings, and
cut time spent by council staff in processing and accessing data.”

In a separate project, Capgemini has also completed the first phase of a plan
to deploy a new Electronic Document and Records Management system at Derbyshire
County Council, based on software from EDRM market leader Open Text. The system
has been successfully implemented in the council’s Property Services Division
and has also automated financial and procurement activities such as vendor invoice
management. The system eliminates the delays and difficulties of handling large
volumes of paperwork and significantly boosts staff productivity. Derbyshire County
Council plans to extend deployment of the system across other departments during

Barrie Graham, Business Development Director for Local and Devolved Government at Capgemini
UK plc
, said: “Derbyshire County Council are clear that information is a vital asset that must
be managed efficiently to support first-class customer service and business efficiency.
We are therefore delighted to work with them to deliver the many benefits that
today’s information technology can offer.”

About Capgemini

Capgemini, one of the world’s foremost providers of consulting, technology and
outsourcing services, enables its clients to transform and perform through technologies.
Capgemini provides its clients with insights and capabilities that boost their
freedom to achieve superior results through a unique way of working, the Collaborative
Business ExperienceTM. The Group relies on its global delivery model called Rightshore®,
which aims to get the right balance of the best talent from multiple locations,
working as one team to create and deliver the optimum solution for clients. Present
in more than 30 countries, Capgemini reported 2009 global revenues of EUR 8.4
billion and employs 90,000 people worldwide.

More information is available at

Rightshore® is a trademark belonging to Capgemini

Press contacts:

Tom Barton

Capgemini UK plc

Tel.:+44 (0)870 238 2491


Jennie Hodgkinson

Press and PR Officer

Derbyshire County Council

Tel: +44 (0)1629 538234