Softcat gets the cream: IT provider snares all seven LOTs on Corporate Software Solutions framework

Posted on Wednesday, October 08, 2014
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Softcat is already active on 20 public sector frameworks and shows no sign of slowing down with its latest acquisition of seven Lots on the Corporate Software Solutions agreement. Softcat will provide framework customers with competitively-priced software solutions ranging from finance IT software to mobile applications.

Andy Bruen, Softcat’s public sector frameworks manager, said: ‘It’s incredibly rewarding to have secured a place on all seven Lots on this exciting new agreement. We’ve really put a concerted effort into winning this contract’. He added: ‘This latest framework success underscores Softcat’s commitment to the UK public sector by effectively positioning us as the ‘best of breed’ one-stop-shop for the more complex software solution requirements of our public sector customer base’.

Softcat is a specialist technology reseller, which Jamie Burke, Softcat’s public sector sales director, believes gives it a slight advantage over certain other software providers on the agreement. “We’re vendor agnostic, with access to the best technology in the marketplace from our extensive portfolio of software developers and vendors. I think that our ability to create bespoke, best fit solutions from a variety of top technologies will really appeal to customers, particularly central government departments who often require complex solutions they can’t buy off the shelf.”

The seven Lots include:

Lot 1: Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Software Solutions

Softcat’s provision of ERP application software will help customers to manage internal and external resources including tangible assets, financial resources and materials, and human resources. ERP is a software architecture whose purpose is to facilitate the flow of information between all business functions inside the boundaries of the organisation and manage the connections to outside stakeholders. Built on a centralised database and normally utilising a common computing platform, ERP systems consolidate all business operations into a uniform and enterprise-wide system environment.

Lot 2: Finance IT Software Solutions

Softcat’s provision of finance application software will provide customers with finance application solutions or amendment of existing solutions which will include solution identification, design, development, implementation, data take-on, migration, integration and security; user training, maintenance and support. It will also cover the prototyping, configuring or tailoring of existing products and include some goods and services as part of a wider solution.

Lot 3: Human Resources (HR) and Payroll Software Solutions

Customers can purchase HR and payroll application solutions, or amend existing solutions including solution identification, design, development, implementation, data take-on, migration, management of internal resources, integration and security; user training, maintenance and support. Softcat will also provide the prototyping, configuring or tailoring of existing products and include some goods and services as part of a wider solution.

Lot 4: Customer Relationship Management (CRM) Software Solutions

Customer relationship management and case management solutions which will include solution identification, design, development, implementation, data take-on, migration, integration and security; user training, maintenance and support or managed service all necessary to better manage their relationships with customers. It will also cover the prototyping, configuring or tailoring of existing products and also include some goods and services as part of a wider solution, including the provision of operational services.

Lot 5: Enterprise Content Management (ECM) Software Solutions

Enterprise Content Management (ECM) or Electronic Document and Records Management (EDRM) solutions, which will include solution identification, design, development, implementation, organising, storing, data take-on, migration, integration and security; user training, maintenance and support as part of a wider solution that relates to the customers processes. It will also cover the prototyping, configuring or tailoring of existing products and also include some goods and services as part of a wider solution required throughout the lifecycle of the content. The scope of this Lot covers the implementation of document life cycle solutions.

Lot 6: Data Management and Reporting Systems (DMRS) Software Solutions

Information Management application solutions or amendment of existing solutions, which will include solution identification, design, development, implementation, data take-on, migration, processing, integration and security; user training, maintenance and support. It will also cover the prototyping, configuring or tailoring of existing products and include some goods and services as part of a wider solution. This Lot also covers data management services which will include data interfacing, data integration, data governance, data analysis, data architecture, data modelling, data management, data archiving/de-duplication, data security, data mining, data quality management, master data management, data warehousing, business intelligence, content management and meta data management to efficiently process large quantities of data within a specified time limit.

Lot 7: Mobile Application Solutions

Services in this Lot will include mobile solution identification, design, deployment, development, testing, implementation, data take-on, migration, integration and security; user training, maintenance and solution hosting and support for a range of deployments in delivering customer’s mobile application requirements to a variety of mobile devices. This Lot is only for the development of mobile applications on various platforms.

If you’d like to speak to Softcat about procuring via the Corporate Software agreement, please call 01628 403 403, or email spt@softcat.com.

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