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LIFT off for Northumberland County Council

Having previously used several in-house, unlinked systems for a number of years to record financial information in children’s services, Northumberland County Council has taken the decision to move to a dedicated finance platform with the Liquidlogic
Integrated Finance Technology (LIFT) platform.

Speaking about the selection of LIFT, Julia Simpson, Business Support Manager for Children’s Services and Project
Manager for the LIFT project says:

"As well as LIFT ticking all of the boxes in terms of functionality requirements, we were also mindful that our existing relationship with the Liquidlogic team was strong. We liked the idea of an integrated social care and finance system, with a familiar user interface, icons and search facilities. In addition to this, our previous system hadn’t supported the production of reports on the whole costs pertaining to individual children and young people – this was an essential tool that we couldn’t continue to work without."

David Sanderson, Business Improvement Analyst for Children’s Services comments:

"We took the opportunity to review financial processes and procedures which had been in place for a number of years at the council. Going forwards, we wanted to make sure that we captured all relevant information and recorded it in a more logical way. The team at Liquidlogic supported us with this by questioning our traditional ways of working and suggesting where efficiencies could be achieved. We effectively performed a health check for our finance procedures, which resulted in us adapting our processes to the LIFT platform to make sure that it worked as efficiently as possible."

Julia Simpson concludes:

"As existing users of the Liquidlogic social care system, we have found LIFT very easy to use. The interface is familiar, the workflow is logical, the system is self-explanatory and having worked closely with Liquidlogic, we are confident that we will be able to produce more purposeful reports from the LIFT data. We went live on time with Liquidlogic and the team has been a great support throughout the project and continue to be."

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