Cornwall Council is responsible for the management of a significant property estate with a value of over £1.9 billion. Previously, their sites were managed with more than one system and in July this year, Cornwall Council issued a tender for the replacement of their existing property systems with the aim to improve the quality of data held and working practices across the property function.
Concerto was successful in its bid to provide the council with a new web based, centralised estate and property management system. This would for the first time provide the Council with access to all property data within a single system.
The project was kicked off in October and Cornwall Council and Concerto are working closely to implement the system in full. The key elements of the Concerto solution are fully integrated to act as a central hub for all of Cornwall’s property data, in all disciplines. These include:
- Asset Management
- Estates management
- Capital accounting
- Facilities Management helpdesk
- Customisable Reporting and workflows
Due to the size of the project, it will be broken down into multiple phases starting with phase 1. This consists of:
- Core site data
- Capital Accounting Reporting
The target date for phase 1 is late March/early April 2017.
So far, Concerto and Cornwall Council have conducted an onsite workshop, together with multiple WebEx calls with key decision makers at Cornwall Council in order to ascertain the more granular detail of the key deliverables. The outputs from these conferences are detailed, tracked and communicated through Concerto’s own project management portal, which the Cornwall Council project team has been introduced to.
Phase 2 onwards will be aimed towards the wider aspects of estate management such as:
• Deeds and Leases
• Case Management
• Disposals and Acquisitions
• Accounts Receivable Interfacing
• CAD etc.
“We are delighted to be working with Cornwall Council on this exciting project and we look forward to seeing the tangible benefits of Concerto. By offering a centralised, 360-degree management hub for all their property management needs, Cornwall will meet their aim to improve the quality of data held and working practices across the property function”
Lawrence, Concerto Project manager