Grant Thornton UK LLP Enterprise Applications Group has helped Historic Environment Scotland (HES) successfully go live on Oracle Cloud enterprise resource planning (ERP) and human capital management (HCM).

Did you know?

  • HES is the lead public body set up to investigate, care for and promote Scotland’s historic environment
  • HES works to limit the impact of climate change on Scotland’s heritage
  • HES maintains more than 300 properties of national importance, including Edinburgh Castle, Skara Brae, and Fort George

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The challenge

HES wanted a single integrated solution to support a full back-office transformation. Working with our enterprise applications group, HES achieved a go-live on the full Oracle Finance suite, plus HR and Payroll, in only eight months.

"The very rapid implementation of Oracle Cloud Finance, HR and Payroll at Historic Environment Scotland was a fantastic, collaborative achievement for the HES team and our partner, Grant Thornton, coping seamlessly with the coronavirus pandemic and delivering real value and innovation - and providing the basis for further transformation ahead."

Donella Steel, Director of Finance, Historic Environment Scotland

How we helped

The go-live included a migration away from the previous outsourced payroll provider and the establishment of a new in-house team, along with new ways of working for the finance and HR functions.

"It fills me with pride to announce that we've helped Historic Environment Scotland (HES) successfully go live on Oracle Cloud ERP and HCM. In only eight months the superb efforts of our Oracle team, working with colleagues from HES, have achieved a go live on the full finance suite, plus HR and Payroll. HES now has a single integrated platform to manage its finance and people business. The speed and results of the implementation was an enormous success for all involved. A big thank you to everyone involved for all their hard work and commitment over the last eight months."

Mark O'Sullivan, Partner, UK Head of Enterprise Applications, Grant Thornton UK LLP

The results

The implementation was an enormous achievement. Our joint success with HES reflects our shared values of collaboration and innovation, with a focus on a practical implementation that delivers organisational goals.

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