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Welcome to the webCAPTURE family; latest customer news

Welcome to the webCAPTURE family; latest customer news

It’s been an extremely busy couple of months here at Govtech and we’re delighted to welcome Nottingham City Council and Isle of Anglesey County Council to the webCAPTURE community of customers. We are equally delighted by so many Govtech customers choosing to renew their hosted digital process automation services recently; so here is our September '21 customer news round-up.

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Finally, a bit of normality; Govtech Summer BBQ ‘21

Last Thursday, 22nd July, the team was finally able to get back together for the Govtech Summer BBQ at a local Cirencester venue, Ingleside House. It was the first company event since Christmas 2019, and for me, the first time I was able to put faces to names and be able to meet most of the Govtech family. Unfortunately, not everyone was able to make it, but for those who could we thoroughly enjoyed our afternoon of socialising, indulging (check out the BBQ spread), and appreciating one another and the efforts we’ve all made throughout the pandemic.

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Govtech Solutions Limited statement – Response to the DWP letters addressing ‘Use of Robotics solutions’

Govtech Solutions Ltd – Response to the DWP letters addressing ‘Use of Robotics solutions’

In light of the recent letters our customers have received from the Department for Work and Pensions, we would like to clarify and provide reassurance to councils that, here at Govtech, we do not use robots or robotic processes in our service provision and delivery. Here, our Operations Director Nigel Phillips provides an explanation for Govtech customers, covering some uncertainties about the use of robots.

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Managing priorities throughout a pandemic, with Plymouth City Council blog post

Managing priorities throughout a pandemic, with Plymouth City Council

With our thanks to Emma Rose, Strategic Development Manager, with overall responsibility for Customer Services, Revenues and Welfare.

Early in 2020, Plymouth City Council began to implement Govtech’s webCAPTURE service, deploying a suite of Revenues forms developed in the Granicus govService customer experience platform, with full back-office integration and automated processing in the Capita Revenues system.

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Partnerships and longevity; latest customer renewals

It’s been a busy year end, but we’re grateful that Bedford Borough Council, City of Edinburgh Council, Dudley Council, Dumfries and Galloway Council, Milton Keynes Council, North Ayrshire Council, Northampton Borough Council, Northumberland County Council, Reigate and Banstead Borough Council and South Ayrshire Council, have all chosen to renew our digital process automation services.

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Do you think about a company’s culture blog post

Do you think about a company’s culture or organisational fit when choosing a supplier? Can you, should you?

In my almost 32 years of Local Authority experience I am still intrigued to learn how important company culture is to make long lasting relationships with suppliers. If I look back at all the ITTs I worked on, both developing and evaluating, as then as a bidder, they were all designed to be scored against criteria that could differentiate the offerings and be assessed against strict objective measures; this was obviously the essential nature of the tender design and would stand up to scrutiny of rigour and fairness if challenged. But during the process how much did people’s own personal feelings towards a company’s approach or their people still influence their final decision? If it did, is this wrong or inevitable?

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New generic discount application form

New Generic Discount Application Form Goes Into govService in Kirklees

New Generic Discount Application Form Goes Into govService in Kirklees 

Kirklees Council has completed testing and will deploy a new Generic Discount Application Form for citizens. Govtech utilised the advanced features of Granicus’s govService Service Designer, the leading online e-forms and self-service solution for local government, to deliver a fully dynamic and comprehensive pre-built online form for Discount applications.

The form is pre-built and ready to be deployed via govService, enabling the complementary digital process automation service to be rapidly implemented 

The council is currently agreeing with Govtech the specification of a Multi-debt Special Payment Arrangement form for deployment later this year.

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