West Midlands Fire Service Becomes First UK Fire and Rescue Service to Move to Oracle Cloud

West Midlands Fire Service Becomes First UK Fire and Rescue Service to Move to Oracle Cloud

The UK’s second largest fire and rescue service embarks on a digital transformation project with Namos Solutions that will see its Finance and HR operations move to Oracle Cloud – making it the first fire service in the UK to move to the Oracle Cloud platform.

(London, UK) 22nd June 2021 – Namos Solutions, a leading Systems Integrator and Managed Service provider of Oracle E-Business Suite and Oracle Cloud Applications, has today announced that it has been appointed by West Midlands Fire Service (WMFS) to implement Oracle Enterprise Resource Planning Management (ERPM), Human Capital Management (HCM) and Payroll, complementing the services it delivers to 2.9 million people in the West Midlands.

The second largest fire and rescue service in England, after the London Fire Brigade, WMFS operates 38 fire stations. It  employs 1,400 firefighters and uniformed personnel and some 500 fire control and non-uniform staff. It works to ‘Make the West Midlands safer, stronger and healthier’ through deliver of its prevention, protection and response services 

WMFS’s focus on digital transformation is key to smarter and more efficient delivery its services without compromising the safety of the public, its staff or performance.

Keen to ensure a smooth and successful transition to the Cloud, WMFS engaged with Oracle’s key implementation partner, Namos Solutions  not only to understand how to get the most out of the solution they were investing in, but who had the demonstrable expertise to ensure a successful rapid-deployment implementation.

The Oracle Cloud platform will provide a wide range of benefits to the fire service. The Strategic Workforce Planning solution, part of the Oracle HCM Cloud suite, will support workforce planning in support of strategic objectives.  The solution will also provide flexible and remote access to allow staff to work wherever they want or need to be.

Kash Singh, Strategic Enabler for Digital and Data at West Midlands Fire Service said: “Investing in our systems enables our staff to provide the best possible service to the communities of the West Midlands, reducing risk and making them safer, stronger and healthier. Our move to Oracle is a key step on our digital transformation journey. It will replace a suite of disparate legacy systems. A better connected and motivated workforce means better outcomes for the communities we serve.”

Chris Mason, CEO at Namos said, “We are delighted to be working with the WMFS team and are excited to have supported the UK’s first fire service move to the Oracle Cloud platform. WMFS are undoubtedly leading the way in terms of adopting the latest innovative technology and best practices and we look forward to replicating their approach to other brigades and fellow blue light services across the country.”

About West Midlands Fire Service
West Midlands Fire Service is the second largest fire and rescue service in England, covering an area of 902 square kilometres which include areas with the highest risk in England outside of London.

The Service operates 38 whole-fire stations across the West Midlands with over 1200 firefighters working to make the West Midlands safer, stronger and healthier.

For more information, please visit https://www.wmfs.net.

About Namos Solutions
Namos Solutions are an award-winning Oracle OPN Modernised Partner specialising in the implementation and support of ERP, EPM and HCM business solutions, both in the Cloud and on-premise.

With global experience together with an impeccable track record, our business is built on our passion for delivering successful business transformation.  Passion underpins everything we do at Namos – passionate about delivering beyond expectations, earning trust and building long-lasting relationships with our clients.

Although based in central London, we work wherever our clients need us to be.  Many leading organisations located all over the world trust and rely on our expertise to deliver industry-leading business solutions.  Namos customers can currently be found in the UK, Europe, Middle East, Asia Pacific, North America and Africa.  For more information, please visit www.namossolutions.com or email info@namossolutions.com.

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