Central Bedfordshire Council selects RISE with SAP to transform public services delivery


SAP SE (NYSE: SAP) has today announced that Central Bedfordshire Council is the latest UK public sector organisation to select RISE with SAP for Public Sector to modernise its IT and technology infrastructure in order to deliver efficient services to its local residents.

Having witnessed a boom in its number of residents the council is investing in technology to transform the ways it supports this growing community.

A long-time SAP customer, having first started using SAP in 2006, the Central Bedfordshire Council moved to the latest version of SAP software, SAP S/4HANA in September 2019. And now, with a stable SAP service in place, the council is looking to upgrade to the latest cloud version of S4/HANA , deployed via a scalable, secure and highly resilient Microsoft Azure cloud-based infrastructure platform.

In addition to transforming its core ERP via the latest cloud version of SAP S/4HANA, Central Bedfordshire Council will be leveraging SAP Analytics Cloud, a new generation of cloud analytics combining all capabilities – including planning, predictive analytics & business intelligence in a single-software-as-a-service (SaaS) platform.

Cllr David Shelvey, Executive Member for Corporate Resources at Central Bedfordshire Council, comments: “Central Bedfordshire Council aims to become a visionary within local government. Alongside delivering cost-savings and efficiencies, we want to enable fast and continuous adoption of future innovations that allow our employees to create the types of services that best suit the needs of our residents.”

Satpal Biant, Head of Public Sector at SAP UK & Ireland, added: “Our partnership with Central Bedfordshire Council is one we’re greatly proud of. It constantly wants to push the boundaries of what it can provide its residents, and with RISE with SAP, is ideally placed to meet that objective. They are one of many UK councils that use the latest SAP technology and innovation, to make the most out of the investment in technology that it makes.”