The British Film Institute (BFI) has signed a deal with Capita IB Solutions to overhaul its core back-end systems, which are ageing and in need of an update.
Capita IB, a subsidiary of Capita, will be implementing new solutions that cover finance, human resources and payroll.
An online contract award notice states that most of the processes associated with these systems are currently manually performed.
“The BFI wishes to procure a new system that makes current processes more efficient and accurate across all functions, and introduces desired processes that cannot be performed at this time,” BFI said.
It added that the most profound change will be within HR, where the new processes will “bear scant comparison” to those currently used. BFI expects, therefore, that a phased implementation will be required, with self-service to follow the creation of an employee database.
Capita IB Solutions will be providing the software, carrying out the implementation and providing on-going support for all of the systems. It is likely that BFI will be providing the supporting hardware.
In other news, the Ministry of Justice has announced that Capita will take over as interim supplier on the electronic tagging contract currently held by Serco and G4S.
The incumbents have been involved in a row with government over billing practices on the contract, which has led to the MoJ being overcharged by millions of pounds. The Serious Fraud Office (SFO) Is conducting an investigation into G4S and Serco’s roles in the scandal, which has seen off a number of bosses at the companies.
Capita will take over delivery of the electronic monitoring - using systems and equipments supplied by G4S and Serco - on an interim basis by April 2014.