By Max Clarke

Britain’s Ministry of Justice has awarded Accenture consultancy firm a £22 million 5 year contract to support the management of its payroll and human resource services, generating savings of an estimated £28 million.

The shared service will operate across the Ministry of Justice business network, including Her Majesty’s Courts and Tribunals Service, Her Majesty’s Prison Service and the Ministry of Justice Head Office, creating a common platform and increasing the speed and accuracy of the Ministry’s Enterprise Resource Planning system.

“Accenture will help the Ministry of Justice to deliver savings of £28 million a year by 2014 across its entire business network,” said Mark Lyons, Accenture’s United Kingdom and Ireland Managing Director for Health & Public Service.

COncluded Lyons“We will work with the Ministry of Justice and its other chosen suppliers to improve the quality and consistency of services that it offers its 80,000 employees. Accenture’s selection as the lead systems integrator builds on our successful delivery in similar collaborative arrangements across the Ministry of Justice and for other public sector clients.”