Idox enables North Yorkshire Building Control deliver service improvements and savings of £1m+ per annum through partnership working.
Operating a scalable shared service model supported by flexible outsourced technology services allows North Yorkshire Building Control Partnership (NYBPC) to revolutionise service delivery, save over £1m of costs annually and meet the challenges of private sector competition.
Shropshire Council is one of the largest authorities in England covering an area of 1,235 square miles, is home to 307,000 residents and oversees over 3,000 planning applications a year.
Shropshire is one of England’s most rural authorities with five area offices located in the Market Towns across the authority, have always recognised the necessity to provide flexible remote and home working for their officers.
Research commissioned by the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) shows that individual government departments now have more than 100 major maps for England relating to policies and programmes on the economy, transport, communications, housing and the environment.
Despite the generally recognised and accepted need to ensure a joined up approach to planning infrastructure and services, there is remarkably still no single place or data source within government that makes all of these maps available to view.
With a Map for England, policy makers could make better judgments about how individual policy proposals interact with and affect development of the country as a whole.
The Essex Property Group (EPG) is a group of public sector bodies based in Essex consisting of Essex County, Basildon, Brentwood, Castlepoint, Chelmsford, Colchester, Epping Forest, Harlow, Maldon, Rochford, Southend, Tendring, Thurrock and Uttlesford Councils, Essex Fire & Rescue, Essex Police, and the NHS, working with the support of Improvement East (East of England Local Government Association - EELGA).
The Group came together to find a way of sharing local government property information in order to inform decisions about the possible sharing or rationalization of government owned properties in Essex. At a simple level the group wanted to show their assets on a map and to use it collectively to identify any potential opportunities, and the best way of realizing them.
In today’s world there is a growing requirement for Councils to offer a wide range of online services to make the voting process easier and more accessible. Increasingly in today’s elections, the use of technology in the voting process is becoming more important, as is the growing need to modernise this democratic process, consequently internet voting is becoming expected by voters.
Aberdeen City chose to work with Idox Elections due to the company’s track record and ability to create and deliver a sophisticated, innovative and accessible solution.
Each planning application received by a local planning authority normally results in a number of consultations. These consultations are issued to neighbours, county and parish councils, Environment Agency, National Heritage and utility companies such as gas, electricity and water companies.
Traditionally all consultations were issued by post and this resulted in significant costs associated with the production of multiple copies of the planning documentation as well as the costs of postage.
New College Durham saves money, time, space and contributes to a greener environment through a working partnership with Idox.
In 2004, the College moved to a new campus and needed to ensure that the storage space available was used to maximum effect as well as ensuring that some key issues relating to records management were addressed (e.g. Freedom of Information and Data Protection compliance, improving accessibility and security of records).
New Forest District Council have become the first UK authority to go live with Idox Enterprise for Environmental Health. The Council placed an order at the end of April 2009 and the implementation was signed off within one month.
A smooth installation into the existing environment was followed by a successful training programme for System Supervisors. Idox group have delivered the Idox Enterprise front-end with web browser, configurable workflow tasks and graphs, and dynamic management tools to help the department improve efficiency and performance.
Bromsgrove was keen to set new standards in local government performance and recognised that these ambitions could be assisted by Idox systems which were integrated across the Council.
Previous systems had failed to deliver an intelligent single view of disparate distributed data so the challenge was to implement a comprehensive suite of spatiallyenabled integrated land and property systems across a number of departments including Planning, Building Control, Environmental Health , Land Charges and Housing – all accessible via a single address gazetteer.
Andy Butler, Programme Coordinator, was brought in to look at the feasibility of implementing Electronic Document and Records Management System (EDRMS) as a corporate solution. The Council’s objective was to improve customer service by improving access to information, creating more effective electronic storage and improving Council efficiency by freeing up staff time to perform more complex duties.
Eastleigh required an EDRMS that would work across the Council. This meant that as well as covering the following high level requirements, the system also had to be user friendly and a fully integrated EDRMS.
The British Plastics Federation (BPF) is the leading trade association for the UK Plastic Industry, with over 450 members and 1,200 affiliated members.
The Federation took the decision to invest in Idox’s bespoke funding solution – a fully customised funding platform, offering members access to a one-stop shop of funding information.
Leeds Beckett University was one of the first institutions in the UK to invest in GRANTfinder 4 Education to help meet both their academic research and wider project funding needs.
This case study explores how the University has benefited from the service in their first 12 months of use.
Formed in 1979, SCNI exists to support existing and start-up community groups; enhancing their skills, knowledge and expertise to enable them to fully participate in matters impacting on their communities. The organisation acts on behalf of the Northern Ireland Housing Executive (NIHE) and has – for the past 10 years – used the GRANTfinder service as part of NIHE’s licence.
This case study explores how access to GRANTfinder via NIHE has supported SCNI and its beneficiaries.
Established in 1990 as Northampton Volunteer Bureau, Voluntary Impact Northamptonshire (as it is now known) works to support voluntary and community action across all of Northamptonshire’s communities, supporting people into volunteering, helping the development of VCS organisations and managing a number of community projects including Age Span.
Looking for a way to support hundreds of groups, organisations and individuals from across the county, Voluntary Impact Northamptonshire turned to Idox’s Open 4 Community solution.
Meadville Chamber of Commerce became one of the first in Pennsylvania to take out a subscription to Idox Grant Advisor USA.
This case study explains how the Chamber’s subscription to the Idox Grant Advisor USA package is helping to strengthen the services it offers to local businesses.
The Province of the Church in Wales is an independent member of the Anglican Communion and is divided into six distinct geographical areas, or dioceses.
With each diocese overseen by its own Bishop and operating as a distinct administrative unit, the Church in Wales has a number of diverse demands placed upon its funding service.
In 2009, the European Commission’s DG Justice and Security contracted Idox to deliver a pan-European consultancy exercise to specify the requirements and functionality for a new online portal designed to play a central role in developing contacts between European policy makers and crime research experts from academia.
In June 2006, Idox Information Solutions was commissioned by the Scottish Centre for Regeneration, on behalf of the Scottish Government, to help bring to reality a vision for a learning network to share good practice and improve joint working between all the key professional bodies and organisations involved in regeneration in Scotland.
The contract ran for two years and involved network facilitation, content management of the Partners in Regeneration website and research activity to produce policy briefings and analysis.
SHRC commissions annual research to identify and gather details about local voluntary, community and advocacy groups in Scotland which promote the rights of those sections of society who are not adequately protected.
In order to add value to this research and to enable its ongoing updates, SHRC commissioned Idox to help it develop a database of organisations which help, campaign or support people in all parts of the country.
Idox was commissioned by the Irish Universities Association and the Irish inward investment agency, InterTradeIreland (the Irish body designed to support cross-border inward investment) to develop www.expertiseireland.com, a flagship national project to facilitate access to the knowledge and skills within academic institutions and Institutes of Technology across Ireland.