CloudStore to transform public sector services.

MidlandHR has been accepted onto the G-Cloud framework. As a leading provider of talent management, workforce planning, HR and payroll solutions and services it is the only provider of its class listed in the Software as a Service (SaaS) category. The G-Cloud framework is a collection of cloud computing suppliers and their products and services. Following assurances and accreditations of each product and service, the online database of approved suppliers called the CloudStore, will be accessible to any information technology procurer in Government to research and purchase software on demand via the cloud.

Vice Chairman at MidlandHR, Lawrence Knowles, explains: “By moving away from custom built and hosted IT to cloud based services, CloudStore will fundamentally change the way the public sector buys software and infrastructure, to allow more cost effective, rapid and transparent procurement, all excellent news for the taxpayer.

“We are proud of our relationship with the public sector and speaking from experience, the demand for hosted, web-based SaaS that can be easily scaled up or down is increasing. For almost four years now, the Crown Prosecution Service, Oxford City Council and OFGEM, have all successfully outsourced their HR and payroll hosting with MidlandHR. We were also awarded the ‘Service Provider of the Year’s award by the CIPP for 2011, recognising our excellence in outsourced service provision.

“The fact that MidlandHR is Public Sector Network (PSN) ready and is also a Government Secure Extranet (GSe) accredited supplier since mid 2007 were positive factors. Finally, iTrent offers a solid technology platform to underpin critical processes, providing the flexibility, configurability and scalability required to run SaaS through the cloud, concludes Knowles.

The selection reinforces MidlandHR’s position as a leading supplier of software solutions to the public sector, having provided a vast number of organisations with cutting edge software solutions. MidlandHR has also been at the forefront of developing shared service platforms for many public sector organisations, including six Borough and District councils as part of the Surrey First project and most recently created a guide to HR and payroll shared services in the public sector, following independent research carried out at the end of last year.