Braintree Council pilots Siebel at top speed

Summary:A new version of Siebel Public Sector has been installed at Braintree District Council in less than 50 days, and it sounds like it's delivering results

Braintree District Council has become the first local authority to implement Siebel 50 — a version of Siebel Public Sector aimed at smaller organisations. The CRM package can be implemented in 50 days and costs less than £100,000 to install, the company claims.

Siebel 50 includes a new case management package which is pre-configured to manage services such as waste management and other environmental services as well as complaint handling procedures and includes "functionality specifically designed for UK authorities", the company says.

"Siebel 50 has transformed the efficiency and effectiveness of our service delivery," said Roger Bramwell, head of customer services at Braintree District Council. "In the past, citizens were often unable to speak to the right member of the Council’s staff because we had so many separate, disconnected processes and systems. Now, the integrated view means we can provide a single point of contact to resolve every inquiry our constituents have."

According to Bramwell, measured on system usage, Siebel 50 has been a success and it has allowed the council to make its services "more inclusive" and "easier for the general public to navigate".

Following the deployment of Siebel 50, "we are experiencing a 40 percent increase in Council contact through our customer services centre," said Bramwell.

Siebel implemented the system at Braintree in partnership with Customer Systems, a consultancy firm.

Topics: Developer


Colin has been a computer journalist for some 30 years having started in the business the same year that the IBM PC was launched, although the first piece he wrote was about computer audit. He was at one time editor of Computing magazine in London and prior to that held a number of editing jobs, including time spent at the late DEC Compu... Full Bio

Kick off your day with ZDNet's daily email newsletter. It's the freshest tech news and opinion, served hot. Get it.

Related Stories

The best of ZDNet, delivered

You have been successfully signed up. To sign up for more newsletters or to manage your account, visit the Newsletter Subscription Center.
Subscription failed.