Welcome!

News Feed Item

Strategic Partnership Enables Coactiva to Continue to Help Protect the Public Purse

LEEDS, UNITED KINGDOM -- (Marketwired) -- 07/15/14 -- Leading expert in counter-fraud and empty homes detection, Coactiva has announced a strategic partnership with Civica, to help local authorities realise significant financial savings.

The new partnership with Civica, the market leader in specialist systems and business process services that help organisations across the public sector transform the way they work, will combine Civica's OnDemand service, which the organisation already provides to local authorities, with Coactiva's ThreeSixty Council Tax View and ThreeSixty Empty Homes solutions.

Part of the Callcredit Information Group, Coactiva's solutions provide a natural extension to Civica's offering, enabling local authorities to detect fraudulent single persons discount at point of application and amongst existing claimants, it will also monitor existing claimants for change of circumstances. Councils will also be able to identify empty homes that can be brought back into use. The money freed-up by both solutions can be used on vital front line services.

Andrew Davis, Director for Public Sector, Coactiva said: "At a time when budgets and resources are stretched it is imperative that local authorities look at ways they can maximise financial opportunities available to them. We are delighted that our partnership will make this easier to achieve.

"By quickly assessing existing discount claimants for eligibility and preventing false discount claims at point of application will help to make significant financial savings. This, combined with identifying long-term empty properties that are actually occupied, which can generate up to GBP 350,000 of New Homes Bonus grants from the Department for Communities and Local Government over the next six years, will help to protect the public purse further."

Gary Bell, BPO Director, Civica said: "Civica and Coactiva already have a strong track record of working together in developing an in-depth understanding of how the public sector can drive efficiencies and make cost savings. We have worked on a number of projects including risk based verification (RBV) for the Open Revenues software. The combination of Civica's council tax and benefits processing expertise and Coactiva's robust data analysis will take the pain out of identifying false claims and changes in circumstance, ensuring the tax base is accurate, driving out fraud and error and maximising income to local authorities."

About Coactiva part of the Callcredit information Group - www.coactiva.com

Leeds head-quartered Callcredit Information Group launched its public sector business in 2011 and acquired Coactiva in January 2014 further extending the range of innovative products and services offered by Callcredit to the public sector.

Established in 2001, with offices in London and Wales, Coactiva is a pioneer in bringing sophisticated, innovative 'Big Data' Analytics & Business Intelligence solutions into everyday use within many public sector organisations.

Coactive combines Callcredit's extensive public sector experience with technology leadership, providing the unique knowledge and insight to help make better, more responsible decisions - and make a real difference to public services. Focused on the needs of local authorities and organisations within social housing, educational establishments, the emergency services, health and leisure, central government, communications and partnerships, Coactiva's solutions are specifically designed to deliver real results for the public sector.

Coactiva's leading edge approach to deploying consumer information can help plan resources, connect with residents, increase revenues and fight fraud locally.

ThreeSixty Council Tax View

ThreeSixty Council Tax View provides the most complete view of the household currently available and can be used to detect fraud amongst existing claimants, monitor those claimants for change of circumstances and prevent fraudulent applications before they are claimed.

The service allows local authorities to integrate other in-house data sources, record outcomes and baseline campaign performance.

ThreeSixty Empty Homes

ThreeSixty Empty Homes has been specifically designed to enable councils to establish if a home is empty and, where applicable, take advantage of the New Homes Bonus.

The Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) incentivise Local Authorities in England and Wales to increase the number of available homes by allowing for new homes to be built or by bringing long-term empty properties back into use. This incentive is called the New Homes Bonus and is worth GBP 8,652 per new property identified.

About Civica

Civica (www.civica.co.uk) is a market leader in specialist systems and business process services for organisations across the public sector and around the world. Through experienced people who understand service delivery, the Group applies software, cloud-based services and outsourcing to help customers transform the way they work. Drawing on a unique combination of people, technology and business process expertise, Civica supplies more than 2,500 organisations in the UK, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Canada and the USA.

Contacts:
Callcredit Information Group
Duncan Bowker
PR Manager
Tel: 0113 388 4300
Mobile: 07557 263 660
Email: [email protected]

Callcredit Information Group
Lucy Smith
Press Officer
Tel: 0113 388 4300
Mobile: 0786 739 5104
E-mail: [email protected]

Callcredit Information Group
Amy Bhavra
Press Officer
Tel: 0113 388 4300
Mobile: 0755 716 2990
E-mail: [email protected]

Civica Press Office at Brands2Life
Clementine Stopford
(0)20 7592 1200
[email protected]

More Stories By Marketwired .

Copyright © 2009 Marketwired. All rights reserved. All the news releases provided by Marketwired are copyrighted. Any forms of copying other than an individual user's personal reference without express written permission is prohibited. Further distribution of these materials is strictly forbidden, including but not limited to, posting, emailing, faxing, archiving in a public database, redistributing via a computer network or in a printed form.

Latest Stories
Multiple data types are pouring into IoT deployments. Data is coming in small packages as well as enormous files and data streams of many sizes. Widespread use of mobile devices adds to the total. In this power panel at @ThingsExpo, moderated by Conference Chair Roger Strukhoff, panelists will look at the tools and environments that are being put to use in IoT deployments, as well as the team skills a modern enterprise IT shop needs to keep things running, get a handle on all this data, and deli...
Automation is enabling enterprises to design, deploy, and manage more complex, hybrid cloud environments. Yet the people who manage these environments must be trained in and understanding these environments better than ever before. A new era of analytics and cognitive computing is adding intelligence, but also more complexity, to these cloud environments. How smart is your cloud? How smart should it be? In this power panel at 20th Cloud Expo, moderated by Conference Chair Roger Strukhoff, pane...
The Internet of Things is clearly many things: data collection and analytics, wearables, Smart Grids and Smart Cities, the Industrial Internet, and more. Cool platforms like Arduino, Raspberry Pi, Intel's Galileo and Edison, and a diverse world of sensors are making the IoT a great toy box for developers in all these areas. In this Power Panel at @ThingsExpo, moderated by Conference Chair Roger Strukhoff, panelists discussed what things are the most important, which will have the most profound e...
The age of Digital Disruption is evolving into the next era – Digital Cohesion, an age in which applications securely self-assemble and deliver predictive services that continuously adapt to user behavior. Information from devices, sensors and applications around us will drive services seamlessly across mobile and fixed devices/infrastructure. This evolution is happening now in software defined services and secure networking. Four key drivers – Performance, Economics, Interoperability and Trust ...
@ThingsExpo has been named the Most Influential ‘Smart Cities - IIoT' Account and @BigDataExpo has been named fourteenth by Right Relevance (RR), which provides curated information and intelligence on approximately 50,000 topics. In addition, Right Relevance provides an Insights offering that combines the above Topics and Influencers information with real time conversations to provide actionable intelligence with visualizations to enable decision making. The Insights service is applicable to eve...
The 20th International Cloud Expo has announced that its Call for Papers is open. Cloud Expo, to be held June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, brings together Cloud Computing, Big Data, Internet of Things, DevOps, Containers, Microservices and WebRTC to one location. With cloud computing driving a higher percentage of enterprise IT budgets every year, it becomes increasingly important to plant your flag in this fast-expanding business opportunity. Submit your speaking proposal ...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Grape Up will exhibit at SYS-CON's 21st International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on Oct. 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Grape Up is a software company specializing in cloud native application development and professional services related to Cloud Foundry PaaS. With five expert teams that operate in various sectors of the market across the U.S. and Europe, Grape Up works with a variety of customers from emergi...
DevOps is often described as a combination of technology and culture. Without both, DevOps isn't complete. However, applying the culture to outdated technology is a recipe for disaster; as response times grow and connections between teams are delayed by technology, the culture will die. A Nutanix Enterprise Cloud has many benefits that provide the needed base for a true DevOps paradigm.
In his keynote at 19th Cloud Expo, Sheng Liang, co-founder and CEO of Rancher Labs, discussed the technological advances and new business opportunities created by the rapid adoption of containers. With the success of Amazon Web Services (AWS) and various open source technologies used to build private clouds, cloud computing has become an essential component of IT strategy. However, users continue to face challenges in implementing clouds, as older technologies evolve and newer ones like Docker c...
With billions of sensors deployed worldwide, the amount of machine-generated data will soon exceed what our networks can handle. But consumers and businesses will expect seamless experiences and real-time responsiveness. What does this mean for IoT devices and the infrastructure that supports them? More of the data will need to be handled at - or closer to - the devices themselves.
All organizations that did not originate this moment have a pre-existing culture as well as legacy technology and processes that can be more or less amenable to DevOps implementation. That organizational culture is influenced by the personalities and management styles of Executive Management, the wider culture in which the organization is situated, and the personalities of key team members at all levels of the organization. This culture and entrenched interests usually throw a wrench in the work...
Cloud promises the agility required by today’s digital businesses. As organizations adopt cloud based infrastructures and services, their IT resources become increasingly dynamic and hybrid in nature. Managing these require modern IT operations and tools. In his session at 20th Cloud Expo, Raj Sundaram, Senior Principal Product Manager at CA Technologies, will discuss how to modernize your IT operations in order to proactively manage your hybrid cloud and IT environments. He will be sharing be...
As DevOps methodologies expand their reach across the enterprise, organizations face the daunting challenge of adapting related cloud strategies to ensure optimal alignment, from managing complexity to ensuring proper governance. How can culture, automation, legacy apps and even budget be reexamined to enable this ongoing shift within the modern software factory?
Building a cross-cloud operational model can be a daunting task. Per-cloud silos are not the answer, but neither is a fully generic abstraction plane that strips out capabilities unique to a particular provider. In his session at 20th Cloud Expo, Chris Wolf, VP & Chief Technology Officer, Global Field & Industry at VMware, will discuss how successful organizations approach cloud operations and management, with insights into where operations should be centralized and when it’s best to decentraliz...
SYS-CON Events announced today that T-Mobile will exhibit at SYS-CON's 20th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. As America's Un-carrier, T-Mobile US, Inc., is redefining the way consumers and businesses buy wireless services through leading product and service innovation. The Company's advanced nationwide 4G LTE network delivers outstanding wireless experiences to 67.4 million customers who are unwilling to compromise on ...