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Cabinet Decision: 16th June 2011
Title of Item/Report
Xentrall Annual Report 2011
Record of the Decision
Cabinet considered the Annual Report of Xentrall 2010 - 2011.

Members were reminded that Xentrall Shared Services the public/public partnership between Stockton and Darlington Councils went live on 1 May 2008 and this was its third annual report. The partnership business case previously approved by Members identified joint savings of 7.4m over 10 years and significant service improvements. During 2010 a fundamental review of the service identified further improvements and additional savings increasing the projected savings from 7.4m to over 11m.

Members noted that the service continued to implement efficiency savings across all areas by working closely with both Councils.

During 2011/12 the new staffing structures would be implemented, following the review, and this would also improve the quality of the service in addition to delivering the additional savings mentioned.

Further major joint developments in 2011/12 included:

 Further development of HR Online - self service modules which would improve service for departments and for individual employees who would be able to access and update their own information.
 Implementation of desktop printing review - the objective was to reduce the overall cost of local printing across both Councils as this would also contribute to each Council's carbon reduction targets.
 Developing further opportunities to grow Xentrall, with a strategy for retaining existing business and identifying further opportunities to expand the service where appropriate.

 Reduce the overall number of computer servers and therefore reduce the cost of support. Funding of computer room is being achieved from within the business case.

RESOLVED that the report be noted.
Reasons for the Decision
To allow Members to receive information about the progress of the partnership.
Alternative Options Considered and Rejected
None
Declared (Cabinet Member) Conflicts of Interest
None
Details of any Dispensations
Not applicable
Date and Time by which Call In must be executed
Midnight on Friday 24 June 2011
Attachment

Date of Publication: 20 June 2011


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