Australian ERP software provider TechnologyOne has been named the preferred supplier for Wellington City Council's new core IT system, subject to contract negotiations.
The council has been seeking to cut through the complexity of more than 120 separate IT systems that currently support its business by replacing them with an integrated package.
The council said the new system will aim to bring the functions that deal with customer service, finance, HR, and property onto a single platform.
"Our goal from day one has been to vastly improve our current IT systems, which are problematic and costly to maintain," said Kevin Lavery, the council's chief executive.
"The council wants to operate from one platform and improve customer service, reduce IT costs, increase integration and business efficiency, and position the council for future changes in the way we work."
TechnologyOne supplies software to more than 200 councils across New Zealand, Australia, and the UK.
Through to March 2015, the council will review the company's OneCouncil system in detail, to further understand it and ensure that it will meet requirements.
Implementation is anticipated to happen from the fourth quarter of 2015, and continue for 12 months.