North Lanarkshire Council boosts performance management with QPR Software Plcís scorecard solution

The fourth largest authority in Scotland, the North Lanarkshire Council has chosen QPR Software Plcís scorecard solution, QPR ScoreCard, for better performance management. The solution will provide councilís service practitioners, managers, elected members and members of the North Lanarkshire Partnership a possibility to monitor a range of performance measures set against strategic and operational initiatives. Based in the heart of Scotland, North Lanarkshire has a population of around 323,000.

Linda Johnson, Corporate Service Improvement Manager at North Lanarkshire Council said: "QPR ScoreCard was selected for its ease of use, clear picture based navigation and detailed drill-down functionality. It will allow identification of performance trends using real-time information and greater collaboration with partners around performance requirements for the single outcome agreement and community plan. This intuitive solution will be used across all levels of our organisation".

Maija Erkheikki, Vice President, Channel Sales Europe and Americas at QPR said: "North Lanarkshire Council undertook an extremely thorough procurement exercise so we're delighted they chose our solution as the tool to help them support their performance strategy and meet key targets. We look forward to working with them and helping in this process. The deal further strengthens our role as performance management solution provider not just for corporate customers, but also for public sector."

In addition to North Lanarkshire, more than 20 local government organizations in UK upgrade their operational performance with QPR solutions. E.g. the Scottish Argyll and Bute Councill, employing a staff of 5,500 decided in February 2008 to deploy QPR ScoreCard for service improvement. QPRís partner both in North Lanarkshire and Argyll and Bute Council system delivery is UK IT specialist CACI Ltd.

Maija Erkheikki continued: ďQPR has a strong position in European Public Government sector. For example in January 2008, the joint organization for Finnish councilís IT-services, KuntaIT, choose QPR ProcessGuide as the joint tool for service process modeling in Finnish councils. In June this year, the City of Lůdz in Poland decided to expand their use of QPR solutions as part of their pursuit for an official quality certification.Ē

QPR Software Plc (NASDAQ OMX: QPR1V) is a highly recognized software vendor specialized in process design and control for Risk Management and Compliance. QPRís mission is to help people and organizations to take control of their business processes and achieve their goals. QPR software has been implemented in more than 1,500 organizations across the globe and is provided in more than 20 languages. QPR was founded in 1991, has its headquarters in Helsinki, Finland and co-operates with an extensive network of talented partners in over 50 countries worldwide.

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