Aberdeen council expects savings from mobile maintenance tool

Aberdeen City Council has agreed a five-year deal worth £650,000 with Consilium Technologies to implement a management information system for its buildings maintenance operations that includes support for mobile working practices.

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Aberdeen City Council has agreed a five-year deal worth £650,000 with Consilium Technologies to implement a management information system for its buildings maintenance operations that includes support for mobile working practices.

Under the deal, Consilium will implement TotalRepair for all responsive and planned maintenance of public buildings and around 24,000 homes.

The new system will be used by 100 concurrent users in the back office, together with Consilium’s TotalMobile technology. TotalMobile will enable 150 of the 300-plus field-based operatives to receive and complete job information on the move, using Windows Mobile-enabled devices.

The council sais the mobile strategy was intended to bolster effiiciency by enabling field staff to complete more jobs each day by reducing travel time and paper usage.

The implementation will also help the council to improve tracking against specific government targets and improve other forms of reporting.

“As a council we are under pressure to address key performance indicators including efficiencies for workers, meeting government targets and reducing our negative impact on the environment. Ultimately though, we will be judged on the level and quality of public services we deliver to our citizens,” said Allen Small, project leader, service design and development, Aberdeen City Council.

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