Case Studies

Aberdeen City Council

Vested in 1996, Aberdeen City Council (ACC) is responsible for all local government services in Aberdeen and is the city's largest employer with over 12,000 employees.

Background

The Council requirement was for a CMS that could power their staff intranet and integrate with other applications. It was also extremely important that the chosen solution was intuitive so that they could empower departental employees allowingthem to easily maintain and update content in their respective service areas.

The intranet, branded "The Zone", required to be dynamic and to communicate priority news and actives throughout the organisation. Usability, information architecture, site search (including content and documents) were crucial to efficiency and productivity targets set.

On the back of the success of the intranet project, redevelopment of their local government website www.aberdeencity.gov.uk using Activedition do deliver a range of eServices was quickly progressed. Thereafter they have designed and developed a number of further websites using the Activedition platform to support projects & initiatives that relate to: art galleries & museums, inward investment, tourism, etc.  

Their endeavours to provide an accessible, usable and valuable resource for the public in the region has been awarded by various accolades for their work to date. This includes:

  • Being ranked top Scottish local authority website for performance and functionality by Sitemorse - the leading web auditing, bench-marking and certification service.

  • Being commended by SOCITM (Society of Information Technology Management) in their better connected survey of local authority websites.

  • Gaining Shaw Trust Accessibility+ accreditation (involved rigorous website testing, conducted by disabled web users).

While C2 has a close relationship with ACC on product devlopment, the Aberdeen City Council story is a good example of an organisation who have used Activedition to full potential; using the platform to control projects and initiaves.

Testimonial

Activedition ticked all the boxes and was selected because of the extensive out of the box functionality, while at the same time providing Aberdeen Council with excellent value for money solution. Activedition enabled the Web Team at the Council to quickly and successfully extend the platform delivering enhanced efficiency benefits.”

"Activedition has provided a cost-efficient solution to a complex internal content management problem within our City Council. The smooth installation of the system has been assisted by a good support package from C2 Software enabling the transfer of skills and knowledge to our organisation. C2 are a good partner to work with providing a professional and personable approach."

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