All levels of government can benefit from optimisation solutions

Automation tools provide more transparent, efficient and cost-effective public services.

Whilst many private sector companies around the world have benefited from the introduction of automation tools, government bodies – at all levels – may be reluctant to invest in digital transformation technology, looking only at the expenditure and not seeing the considerable benefits. This is beginning to change as more and more government departments are starting to see how digital technology can help them overcome the dual challenge of making better use of their finite resources whilst improving experiences for the public.

 

Digital transformation of government bodies allows for the introduction of the latest tools and resources to help streamline procedures and cut costs. Automation tools can help resolve some of the biggest challenges, such as complicated administration procedures and an overwhelming amount of documentation - It also drives efficiencies. It is vital to maximise staff productivity. By letting the technology take care of simple administrative tasks such as data inputting and filing, it enables the highly-trained staff to focus on dealing with more complex issues.


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From the public's perspective, the implementation of digital technology has many benefits. Using Content Services tools can enable the public to search for required documentation. It also enhances transparency, with the ability to make public records easily available online. In any engagement with a government department, being able to interact with technology that is smart, fast and effortless – just as a customer's experience is with the private sector – gives the public more confidence that their hard-earned taxpayer's dollar is being used wisely.

 

Digital technology provides governments at all levels with a long-term foundation for significant cost cutting and major service improvements, just as it has with private enterprise. It ensures public services can bring an adaptable and sustainable approach to the challenges of providing efficient public services in the modern world. For decision-making politicians, that's a dream goal. 

How can automation be applied to government services?

Gaining efficiency is a key objective in the public sector.

Make the urban planning process simple

Urban planning generates an immense amount of documentation. Business optimisation solutions enable governments to provide a central hub for all of this documentation, making it more simple for interested residents to look up the files that they are searching for. Such automation also saves time for staff, who are no longer required to spend time searching through files after a request from a member of the public, instead being able to instantly locate documentation in the online system and direct citizens to the relevant link.

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Streamline the social benefits system

For a significant proportion of the population, an efficient social benefits system is what can make or break their decision of who to vote for in an election and reflects on their view of government. As such, ensuring that it runs without any problems is crucial. Enterprise Content Management can be pivotal to making the process more productive, transparent and auditable. By gathering all documentation into the system, users and staff can equally access what they need and search for the files they’re looking for, resolving a big challenge in social care.

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Provide access to public records

More than ever, the public is demanding digital access to their records. Governments who fail to keep up the pace with their counterparts risk humiliation and questions surrounding transparency. As such a vital aspect of ensuring that the public are supplied with the accessibility that they demand from their government, people are keen to have the ability to consult to their personal information as well as other public records such as government meeting notes and legal documents.

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How to take care of information security

Security is crucial for governments. Protection of information should be a priority for any public organisation.

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