Digital Logisitics company eleventeenth is assisting police forces nationally to prepare for the 2012 Olympics.
In September 2008, the Police National Information Coordination Centre (PNICC) issued a request that all forces nationally should submit a current and accurate report of their officers and staff skills to assist in the preparation and planning for the 2012 Olympics. Many forces did not have this information to hand, nor the systems to manage it once it was collected.
Inspector Graham Armitage, who had worked with eleventeenth on the Resource Management product that West Yorkshire Police use for event planning, identified immediately that aggregating this data would be a time consuming task. Quite by chance, eleventeenth demonstrated to Graham its Recruitment and HR tool, Resource DLM, and Inspector Armitage quickly identified that the skilling section of that application could be the solution to his problem. He asked if eleventeenth could help, and the company isolated the required aspects of their software and deployed a solution for West Yorkshire Police.
This self-managed application was deployed within three days of the notice to proceed from Inspector Armitage and had a 90% response rate from West Yorkshire Police staff within seven days of deployment.
Once a full list of all employees was supplied to eleventeenth, secure profiles were created and an email was distributed to all police staff containing a request for the recipient to go to a customised secure web address where they could update their personal skill list. The Resource DLM application enables each administrator within the Police force to monitor the number of completed profiles, and selectively chase individuals who have not yet completed the audit. Once complete, the data can be exported directly in a format to go into the Excel spreadsheet for submission to PNICC.
Shortly after deployment, the application was enhanced to include more powerful searching and validation features in order to enable West Yorkshire Police to monitor training and development requirements.
Inspector Armitage believes Resource DLM has saved him, and the tax payer, in excess of 600 man hours in the preparation of this first PNICC report, and has been an invaluable investment to the West Yorkshire Police. He says of the system, "The Resource DLM system provided by eleventeenth has saved West Yorkshire Police a substantial amount of officer time, enabling the Force to deliver the information required without destraction from our core business of providing policing to the communities of West Yorkshire."
Since the successful West Yorkshire deployment, Resource DLM has been selected by police forces in Cumbria and South Yorkshire to help them report on the skills capabilities of their staff, and eleventeenth has received enquiries from numerous other forces.
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eleventeenth is a Yorkshire based Internet application developer that provides enterprise solutions using its Digital Logistics Manager application platform. The company was founded in 1999, and has a range of blue chip corporate clients such as Coca Cola Enterprises, Electronic Arts, Nintendo and the West Yorkshire Police, but also works with Internet start-ups like Veri-fy, FuelMyBlog and MyVector and Charities such as PiggyBankKids.