ICT suppliers enabled to update records on Applications Register
Tuesday 11th September 2012
Suppliers of software, systems and services to local authorities and other public sector organisations are to be allowed to update records on Socitm's Applications Register.
The Register is a valuable resource enabling local authorities, social housing providers, police, fire and other local public services to research products and suppliers, identify the potential for shared services and explore joint procurements.
Up to now, data has been provided exclusively by the public bodies that use the products and services. Now, suppliers are to be allowed to correct and update information on the Register, with updates published once verified by their public sector users.
The policy change is expected to further improve the Applications Register's usefulness and usability, since suppliers have a keen interest in keeping the Register up-to-date and are likely to notify changes to product and company information more frequently than buyers, who are only obliged to make periodic updates.
New arrangements for updating the Applications Register are available now to subscribers at both Tier 1 (£795pa) and Tier 2 (£1,295pa).
Visit the Applications Register website for full details of subscriber benefits and instructions for signing up.