Previous to the merger, the legacy IT architecture of the organisation was made up of different systems. The key aim was to bring the three original agencies together under one cohesive ERP system. In addition to bringing together IT, the energies and spending power of the organisation was to be from that point geographically focussed on Wales alone. The capabilities and business processes of the new NRW needed to be developed in order to boost productivity and generate cost savings. Also cloud computing was a significant part of the NRWs IT strategy, and the organisation was looking for a reliable long-term partner to support their cloud journey.
NRW selected Trustmarque via G-Cloud to implement Unit4 as its new ERP platform, and to consolidate the ERP systems that it was using for finance and HR onto a single platform. The original ERP systems had been delivered through a combination of cloud, on-premise and managed services. Trustmarque is now delivering NRW’s sole ERP system, to over 2000 employees, as a private cloud service from the Trustmarque Cloud. The Trustmarque Cloud is accredited to manage systems and data operating at OFFICIAL-SENSITIVE and that require connectivity to the Public Services Network (PSN), surpassing the minimum security standards the NRW was looking for. The level of security was important to NRW, as its ERP holds considerable amounts of sensitive data, including employee, supplier and partner information.