Kirona Selected as G-Cloud 10 Approved Supplier by UK Government

By Laraine Geddes

Kirona, the leading field service management software provider has been approved as a G-Cloud 10 supplier by the UK Government.

The G Cloud is a purchasing framework that allows UK public sector organisations to select and purchase Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), Software as a Service (SaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS) and specialist Cloud services from approved suppliers.

The G Cloud Framework can be used by organisations across the UK public sector including central government, local government, health, education, devolved administrations, emergency services, defence and not-for-profit organisations.

In a public announcement, the Minister for the Cabinet Office, Francis Maude said: “G-Cloud brings a step change in the way government buys IT. It’s quicker, cheaper and more competitive, open to a wider range of companies, and offers more choice and innovation. Many government departments already use G-Cloud, but IT costs are still too high. One way we can reduce them is to accelerate the adoption of Cloud across the public sector to maximise its benefits. The Cloud First policy will embed the skills a modern civil service needs to meet the demands of 21st-century digital government and help us to get ahead in the global race.”

G Cloud 10 is run as a collaboration between the Government Digital Service and the Crown Commercial Service (CCS) and is operated through the Digital Marketplace. The G Cloud is an initiative targeted at easing procurement by public sector bodies and its Digital Marketplace allows public sector bodies to search for services that are covered by the G Cloud frameworks. Crown Commercial Service Supplier

As a G-Cloud 10 digital marketplace approved supplier, Kirona will offer software as a service, including its Job Management mobile application to enable delivery of data and services to field resources to carry out their job efficiently, eliminating paperwork, speed up job completion and support data capture on a range of platforms and devices. Kirona’s Dynamic Resource Scheduling Software provides intelligent appointments and dynamic scheduling of resources or assets.

Kirona’s solutions are centrally hosted utilising Kirona’s virtual private cloud infrastructure and are available to procure by public sector organisations via G-Cloud 10. This model can support shared service and drive efficiency for those organisations encouraging scheduling and mobile working across multiple organisations or service areas.

“We are delighted to have been awarded G-Cloud 10 supplier status by the Crown Commercial Service,” said Neil Harvey, CTO at Kirona. “This is testament to the strength of our offering and the quality of our team. The G-Cloud framework provides government organisations with the ideal marketplace to purchase high quality, cost-effective services. We are looking forward to new opportunities presented by the framework and to helping more government organisations improve their productivity and service.”

Kirona has a proven track record of helping government organisations with field based services to improve productivity, customer service, simplify and streamline processes whilst reducing costs. Kirona’s enterprise mobile workforce applications and dynamic scheduling products are now available from the G Cloud 10 Enterprise Resource Planning Service.  This allows public sector organisations to purchase Kirona software without needing to run a full tender or competition procurement process.