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Council
How a complex new NSW Council balanced its workload
MidCoast Council’s ICT manager needed to deliver a robust IT system that allowed staff to do their jobs effectively.
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SaaS
TechnologyOne grows new deals by 15% in FY18
With 276 new deals across Australia, NZ and the UK, TechnologyOne is becoming a global powerhouse for the Aussie tech sphere.
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Datacom
WA council first to adopt new Datacom tech for local government
The early adopter Shire of Majinup’s initial priority is to use Datascape to help it engage more closely with its community.
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Datacom
Datacom’s local govt app launches issue-reporting feature
It is free for people in the community to use and is already in use by a number of councils in New Zealand and Australia.
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Digital Transformation
TechnologyOne scores local government contract with SA’s City of Mitcham
The local government authority has implemented TechnologyOne’s enterprise solution to replace paper-based work orders.
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Promapp
NZ central and local Govt partnership deploy Promapp for quality management
Promapp will support the provision of GoShift’s centrally held QMS by providing the capability to standardise policy and procedures.
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Contact Centre
Enghouse Interactive provides valuable insights on local government customers
Given their great success with councils and local government customers, Enghouse Interactive provides invaluable insights on the industry.
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CFO
Weak NZ inflation dims prospects of year-end accounts showing 2015 surplus, English says
Finance Minister Bill English says next month's budget forecasts will reflect the weaker track of inflation, which erodes tax revenue and is making it
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Payment gateways
Palmerston North City Council offers online payment service
“It makes sense to have the convenience of a range of payment methods for council services, as residents move to paying for services online."
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CFO
RESEND: NZ councils in good financial health with debt costs dropping but future funding still a concern
A funding review of New Zealand local councils shows debt is less than forecast and all are operating within their financial covenants.
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CFO
NZ government names taskforce to slash property sector red tape
Paula Bennett, minister of local government, has appointed a rules reduction taskforce with the intent to slash regulatory red tape in the property
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CFO
Local Government NZ suggests new taxes, central govt support could bridge spending gap
New Zealand's 78 local government organisations could close the gap between spending and revenue with new taxes or a share of existing central gove