Under the new system, new processes, data and new ways of working will mean changes to some roles. A shared services function will take on some work that some local finance and procurement staff are doing now. For those affected, there will be opportunities to develop, retrain and move into a new type of role. As each organisation prepares, there will be support to make sense of exactly how things will change for each person.
We will train users who will be involved in purchasing, receipting, budgeting and financial reporting to use the new system. This will be an opportunity to use modern technology and develop new skills. Unlike current systems, it will not just be finance and procurement staff who are using the new system. While approximately 6,000 people use the systems we have now, we will support many more staff, more than 30,000, to use the new system. These staff will use a simple app on their computer, phone or other mobile device to quickly and easily order goods or services.