Upplands-Bro Municipality is ploughing new resources into improving its IT delivery. With Zetup as its total supplier, the municipality will be moving from inflexibility and inertia to a smooth, future-proof IT operation. The goal is to be one of Sweden’s leading municipalities in the use of IT for the benefit of local citizens and businesses.
Inadequate and outdated IT solutions within organisations often lead to conflicts, stress and wasted resources. In its autumn budget, the government highlighted the importance of good IT solutions in improving the efficiency of public administration. This has now started filtering through into a number of initiatives by municipalities and county councils across Sweden.
Upplands-Bro, north-west of Stockholm, has taken up the challenge and is launching its own large-scale IT programme. Following careful deliberations that placed great weight on solid references, the municipality chose IT and management consultancy company Zetup. The prestigious task involves being a total supplier of the core IT infrastructure.
“The thorough procurement process has brought us an IT partner with experience and expertise in the world of local government. Through Zetup we are assured of a secure, reliable and cost-effective IT delivery that also provides a high level of service and access to leading expertise,” states Municipal Chief Executive Karl-Erik Lindholm.
Upplands-Bro is facing major changes, with a number of its activities looking to have their IT fully integrated. A plan has been drawn up, setting out clear objectives. The municipality wishes to be known for its efficiency, speed and high level of accessibility, with a focus on good service and a capacity for rapid change.
“It’s inspiring to work with a partner with such high ambitions, and Upplands-Bro is about to take a very big step. We look forward to introducing smooth and reliable IT systems that will make inflexibility and inefficiency a thing of the past,” comments Mats Franzén, CEO of Zetup.
The contract comes into force immediately, but Zetup will fully take over operations and support on 1 July 2013, after which the contract will run for five years, with an option on an additional three years. The contract is worth at least SEK 50 million. Zetup has previously supplied successful IT solutions to clients such as Lerum Municipality, Saab Parts and Greater Stockholm Fire Brigade.
“Choosing Zetup is important to us, as IT is the backbone of our operations and has to work. IT also has a key part to play in local development. In Zetup we’ve found a focused, committed and innovative supplier,” says Johan Hedberg, head of IT at Upplands-Bro, one of Sweden’s fastest growing municipalities.
For further information, please contact:
Mats Franzén, CEO, Zetup AB, phone +46 (0)704-47 29 09
Johan Hedberg, Head of IT, Upplands-Bro Municipality, phone +46 (0)8-581 691 39