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SUPPLEMENTARY

BUSINESS PAPER

 

Ordinary Meeting

 

Wednesday, 21 July, 2010

at 6.30pm

 

 

 

 

 

 


Hornsby Shire Council

Table of Contents

Page 1

 

 

 

TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

SUPPLEMENTARY ITEMS†† †††††††

Item 17†† CC44/10 Approval to Attend 2010 Infor Public Sector User Forum †††††††

 


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Executive Manager's Report No. CC44/10

Corporate and Community Division

Date of Meeting: 21/07/2010

 

17††††† APPROVAL TO ATTEND 2010 INFOR PUBLIC SECTOR USER FORUM†††

 

 

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

 

The Infor Public Sector User Forum is conducting its annual conference from 20 to 23 September 2010 in Queenstown, New Zealand.

 

The Forum, which has over 100 member councils, will be attended by staff representatives from all over Australia and New Zealand as well as Infor senior management, technical and functional specialists. The Forum is conducted through specific sessions, management and technical business streams, customer presentations, panel sessions and informal networking opportunities.

It is considered that the Manager, Information Systems and Team Leader, Business Systems attendance at this conference will assist Council in facing the short and long term challenges relating to corporate systems continuous improvement and ongoing management.

It should also be noted that as a financial member of the Forum, Hornsby Shire Council are entitled to a contribution toward the airfares for up to two attendees.

 

The Forum will be an excellent personal development opportunity for the Manager, Information Systems and Team Leader, Business Systems and it is recommended that approval be granted for them to attend.

 

PURPOSE/OBJECTIVE

 

The purpose of this Report is to obtain Councilís approval for the Manager, Information Systems and Team Leader, Business Systems to attend the annual Infor Public Sector User Forum being held in Queenstown, New Zealand from 20 to 23 September 2010.

 

DISCUSSION

 

Professional development is an important and essential component of the personal development of Council staff. It is crucial that Information Systems specialist staff are kept up-to-date with current and best practice relating to the corporate application systems solution that Council operate and support.

 

For the past 20 years, Hornsby Council has been using the Infor Land Information System which includes Revenue, Regulatory, Bookings and Online Services systems software.

 

As a member of the forum, Council have regularly attended many of these conferences held in other Australian States and New Zealand, gaining first hand experiences on how the emerging systems, tools and functionality can be used to enhance the overall customer experience and service to the Council and wider community. Attached to this Report is a Forum outline.

 

Organisations invest heavily in corporate systems. In recognition of this, the theme for the forum is Ďoptimise and deliverí with a focus on optimising service delivery and engaged customers.

 

BUDGET

 

There are no budget implications, as costs will be covered from the Manager Information Systems and Team Leader Business Systems personal professional development budget, associated with their contract of employment.

 

It should also be noted that as a financial member of the Forum, Hornsby Shire Council are entitled to a contribution toward the airfares for up to two attendees.

 

POLICY

 

There are no policy implications with the adoption of this Report.

 

CONSULTATION

 

Consultation has been undertaken with the Executive Manager, Corporate and Community and the General Manager in the preparation of this Report.

 

TRIPLE BOTTOM LINE SUMMARY

 

Triple Bottom Line is a framework for improving Councilís decisions by ensuring accountability and transparency on social, environmental and economic factors.† It does this by reporting upon Councilís strategic themes.

 

As this report simply provides Council with information and does not propose any actions which require a sustainability assessment, no Triple Bottom Line considerations apply.

 

RESPONSIBLE OFFICER

 

The officer responsible for the preparation of this Report is the Manager, Information Systems Ė Craig Munns. He can be contacted on 9847-6983

 

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

THAT Council approve the attendance of the Manager, Information Systems and Team Leader, Business Systems at the Infor Public Sector User Forum to be held from 20 to 23 September, 2010 in Queenstown, New Zealand, as professional development under their contractual conditions.

 

 

 

 

 

Craig Munns

Manager - Information Systems

Corporate and Community Division

 

 

 

 

Gary Bensley

Executive Manager

Corporate and Community Division

 

Attachments:

1.View

2010 Infor Public Sector User Forum Agenda

 

 

 

File Reference:†††††††††† F2004/07369-02

Document Number:†† D01449539


Hornsby Shire Council

Attachment to Report No. CC44/10 Page 3

 





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