A new website that is accessible to all and will help the Council to offer more online facilities to residents and stakeholders will be developed using GOSS iCM (intelligent Content Management).
South Kesteven chose GOSS iCM from a shortlist list of five suppliers because it offered a simple way to bring the Council's web presence forward and offered good value for money. GOSS has 10 years' experience delivering over 45 websites for local authorities. This gave the IT team at South Kesteven confidence that the resulting new website would be just what their customers were looking for, as well as deliver a standard they have come to expect online.
GOSS iCM will replace the existing system, developed internally, and will allow for the website to be modernised in terms of better functionality and by devolving content contribution to non-technical staff. In addition the new website will be able to deliver more services to more people in the way they want to receive them - online.
Robert Moreland, Head of Partnerships and Improvement, South Kesteven is looking forward to developing the project, "GOSS iCM will allow us to provide better online access to our customers and stakeholders; we will be able to offer a 24/7, 365-service across many areas of the Council, so that people can get hold of the information they want, when they want it and in the format they want it in."
"One of the key Web 2.0 features of GOSS iCM that we believe our visitors will find most useful is the searching facility, which suggests terms to the user as they start to type in their subject."
Rob McCarthy, Managing Director, GOSS Interactive adds, "We are pleased to welcome South Kesteven to our growing client community, most of whom take an active role in developing a long-term partnership with us. South Kesteven will be developing its own website using our software. This allows them to make the most of their considerable in-house skill and maximise the value for money they are getting from the product."
South Kesteven District Council's new website is due to go live in July 2009.