Jadu launches ‘Universe Continuum CMS’ – delivers customers over ??1.2m in savings each year

Jadu launches ‘Universe Continuum CMS’ – delivers customers over ??1.2m in savings each year

Core FactsCoventry City Council, a Jadu Universe Continuum CMS user, has backed the moved to Continuous Delivery along with the DCLG (UK Government Department for Communities and Local Government)Coventry City Council is reducing the cost of updating its website software by up to 70% ahead of the launch of its new customer portal which is set to drive more residents online over the coming year.No more huge upgrades or upgrade costs to enterprise softwareSaves over ??1.2m in costs each year across Jadu customers in the UK Public Sector aloneRemoves the engineering time and project management required to perform large system upgrades saving time and costCustomers get new features as they are implemented, every 2 weeks, rather than waiting years between releasesThe software is modernised and iterated much fasterSecurity updates are released as they become available, essential in today’s cyber crime climateQuality, stability and reliability are significantly increasedIf all enterprise software firms did the same, the savings to the Public Sector would be profoundQuotesMartin Reeves, Chief Executive Officer, Coventry City Council:???Local Authorities need to keep ahead of the digital curve. It is essential our web platforms can stay up to date in order to meet our customers’ needs to access council services online. We are really pleased that Jadu have innovated with much faster updates and continuous improvement in support of the Council???s digital strategy and desire to be more Agile.Julian Bowrey, Deputy Director Corporate & Digital Communications, Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG):???This is really exciting news. At our recent Local Digital Trends event Jadu and other suppliers supporting the programme were very keen to do more to help local government meet a challenging future by using digital more effectively.???I am delighted to see Jadu showing such great leadership, helping to move local government on faster and further. And I will be interested to see whether other suppliers pick up the gauntlet that Jadu has thrown down!???Suraj Kika, Chief Executive Officer of Jadu:???In the last 12 months, Jadu has made substantial changes to our business and our culture. We???ve moved entirely to Agile with self-managing teams running products. Now teams develop, release and support their products which has led to huge innovation, stronger product strategy and most importantly customer happiness. We can keep customers completely up to date with the latest feature releases measured in days now instead of years. We???ve seen the last of huge system upgrades.???Sarah Backhouse, Senior Engineer and Product Owner, Jadu:???We are working to fully automate releases. Modern software-as-a-service web apps update themselves regularly and it???s high time enterprise software started doing the same. Customers can no longer wait long periods for major versions and tolerate the expensive process of upgrade.???

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