In early 2012, e-mpirical undertook research to understand the collection rates of those local councils that operate Decriminalised Parking Enforcement (DPE). More than 300 local authorities currently operate DPE and the income raised from these is in excess of 300M GBP. Anecdotal evidence suggests that collection rates of around 75% are usually achieved with cancellations and non-payment making up the balance.
The debate that has been raging for the last 5 years in UK local government has largely centred around setting up the one 'Golden Record' for citizens and usually surfaces at the time a new CRM system is being proposed. It is not unusual for a local authority to have more than 50 different systems containing information about a citizen.
Working in partnership with Ciber UK, empirical has managed the implementation of a new online fault reporting system for potholes, damaged signs and any other problem on the highways of Hertfordshire.
The government drive to get all of the UK on SuperFast Broadband continues.
Hannah and Malcolm are helping 19 members of the Thames Valley RepRap User Group build their own 3d printers.
We have been working with Moving Brands a global branding company to assist them to print 3d chocolates for an Advent Calendar project this Christmas.
We are taking our RepRaps (we now have two with a third on the way) to the Brighton Mini-Maker Faire on Saturday 3 September.
Our RepRap hit the road again, at the OggCamp 11 conference at the Maltings, Farnham, Surrey and got a great reception.
On 14 June we demonstrated our RepRaP 3D printer to a large audience for the first time.
We have an ongoing interest in technologies that could disrupt. PCs were one such technology, the Internet another and smartphones and tablets yet another.
Reading Borough Council are updating their Residents Parking rules and are allowing citizens to renew their permits online.
empirical has undertaken a review of a small number of business processes at Bracknell Forest Council
empirical is working with the Berkshire Neighbourhood Learning Centre Partnership to further develop their web site
Following the implementation of the LeaRNS system, the SfC Board commissioned empirical to undertake an independent review.
With help from empirical Reading Borough Council is now able to process Bus Lane tickets in record speed.
Linda Jones and Tony Worsdall presented the independent review of the LeaRNS system to the Skills for Care Board in London on 17th March 2010.
Breakfast Without Borders - Data Integration 25th March 2010
empirical has successfully bid for over £90,000 of funding for the Berkshire Neighbourhood Learning Centre Partnership www.bnlcp.org.uk.
empirical delivers 6th Mobile Learning Unit in record time.
After 2 months of intensive consultation, empirical has delivered its report into the current and future e-learning activity in the West Midlands.
empirical has been selected as a preferred supplier to a 4 year framework contract to help with Adult and Community Learning
empirical has successfully equipped a new adult learning centre in Farnham.
empirical engaged by NHS West Midlands to scope e-learning in the region
Payment Review at Reading Borough Council
empirical work with Surrey County Council to set up Adult Learning Centres
Reading Borough Council to record details of their trees
Having completed the development of an effective and modern ICT strategy for Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council, empirical is now working with leading councillors and officers to align this strategy to the councilís corporate priorities.