Following a competitive procurement process via the RM1059 Local Authority Software Applications (LASA) framework, Ceredigion County Council have opted to work alongside Tascomi for the provision and ongoing support and maintenance of a Planning Management system over a four year period.
The Council opted to replace their legacy planning system with Tascomi Planning, a modern, web-based solution, which is fully-hosted on an ISO 27001 accredited Private Cloud facility and offers native mobile working for officers in the field. It was essential that the new solution offered a significantly lower cost of ownership and enabled central management of appeals, enforcements, pre-applications and planning applications, in addition to providing a fully-integrated online consultation portal for customer self-service.
The requirements called for a flexible and powerful solution, which was designed to be fully customisable by users and offered embedded reporting, configurable KPI dashboards and GIS functionality.
Alan Davies, Development Management Manager at Ceredigion County Council, commented, “Tascomi were selected following a rigorous procurement process using the Crown Commercial Services’ LASA Framework. Tascomi won on both quality and price. Despite the solution being in the infancy of its product life cycle we have every confidence in Tascomi’s ability, based on their existing track record as a trusted partner, to provide a market leading solution for all aspects of Planning Development Management. What stood out was Tascomi’s use of the most current ‘responsive’ web-based technology to provide a user experience that is ahead of its time enabling officers to drill quickly into the detail of any application from a landing page, populated with real-time KPIs, showing the status of all applications.
Ceredigion look forward to continuing our partnership with Tascomi to provide a fully integrated Regulatory Services solution that delivers all the benefits of a natively mobile cloud-based solution that will enable us to digitally transform the way we serve our customers.”
Councils can directly purchase Tascomi Planning using the Government procurement framework; G-Cloud 9, which not only offers a reduced cost, but also removes the need for a competitive procurement process.