Cambridge MBA aces take Arcus Global to fresh heights
New Awards entrant Arcus Global has made tremendous strides in its young life cycle. Four years ago, Cloud, Utility and open standards based computing was almost completely unheard of within the public sector.
Two Cambridge MBA graduates took up the challenge to change this and in July 2009, directors Denis Kaminskiy and Lars Malmqvist founded Arcus Global Ltd.
The company has gone from strength to strength – rising from two employees up to 30 and reaching a turnover of over £2 million this year. With over 50 public sector clients and hundreds of completed projects, Arcus is revolutionising public sector ICT.
The company was named Cambridge Graduate Business of the Year in Business Weekly’s Awards two years ago and is tilting at the same accolade this year as well as the overall Business of the Year title.
A new building control system from Arcus Global is changing the way the councils all over the UK handle their business. One of the beneficiaries is Tandridge District Council in the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead whose building control officers are utilising the technology.
Stuart Mitchenall, head of business support at the council said: “Arcus Building Control can allow our officers to be truly mobile. We now see how work that used to be restricted to the office can move to a quick and easy mobile solution. Not only will this save us time and money, but will also provide our residents with a far superior service as well.”
The system was developed based on a world leading technology platform in full collaboration with council partners, allowing the exact requirements of the end users to be built in. Serving building control officers have guided every step of the product development and have defined most of the features.
Featuring an inbuilt Inspection Officer Diary, Arcus Building Control allows easy routing from address to address for the most efficient service. Full application access from any mobile device such as smartphone or tablet, coupled with full history about that customer, gives Tandridge an unprecedented ability to make the right decisions on the spot.
As Piers Mason, chief planning officer at Tandridge said: “Delays to building inspections can cost our customers time and money, so anything we can do to make our service as quick and as efficient as possible is good news.”
Denis Kaminskiy, CEO of Arcus Global said: “The new Building Control system has all the features you would expect from a system of its kind, but simply put, vastly better and cheaper. There is no need for any costly ICT infrastructure to support our product, which in turn means we can offer significant savings compared to other solutions. These are difficult economic times for councils and I am glad that we disrupt the existing market and provide a better service at a reduced cost.”
Buckinghamshire County Council was an early adopter of the Arcus Contract Management System and, more recently, Arcus Indigo for Children’s Services and says the software is saving the county’s taxpayers millions. Hounslow Council has launched a new system with Salesforce from Arcus.
• PHOTOGRAPH SHOWS: Arcus Global directors Denis Kaminskiy (centre) and Lars Malmqvist (right) with 2011 Business Awards guest speaker Dr Aled Jones