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…EzGov Europe named as Award finalist thanks to innovative online Housing Benefits scheme using its web self-service platform…

London, 02 May 2007: EzGov Europe, the UK’s market leader in enabling successful e-government, has announced that it was one of the finalists in this year’s Government Computing Awards. Over 130 projects from 100 organisations were entered in to this year’s awards and EzGov Europe was shortlisted for the Best Project, Government to citizen for the Benefits Online Solution it has provided to the City of Edinburgh Council.

The system was developed by the Council in partnership with BT, EzGov and Comino plc and has been designed for Edinburgh residents to complete and track the progress of their Housing and Council Tax Benefit claims online, replacing a 28-page form that many customers found challenging. The new system gives the customer an immediate ‘ready reckoner’ of the amount of benefit they are likely to receive.

Steven Voss, Chair of the judging panel, said: “The entries this year mark a real change, with projects really delivering not only on innovation but real efficiency savings through some highly effective projects. They demonstrate the power of technology to help improve public services and EzGov should celebrate making it through to the final stages.”

Frank Moyer, CEO of EzGov Europe, said: “We are very pleased to have been selected as a finalist for this year’s Government Computing Awards against some tough competition. We believe that our web self-service solutions are leading the way in helping local authorities in the UK deliver e-government to the Public and the recognition of this through our work with Edinburgh is proof that our technology and services are leading the market for this in the UK.”

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About EzGov Europe

Headquartered in London, UK, EzGov Europe is a worldwide leader in innovative solutions that enable eGovernment. A pioneer in the business of putting government services online, EzGov Europe provides the expertise, services and technology to deliver successful online transactional applications for government. Its customers, which include the likes of HMRC, DWP, DCA and City of Edinburgh in the UK, are in central, regional and local governments around the world, where its solutions drive more than 100 mission-critical transactional applications. Unlike many other offerings in the market, the distinct advantage of EzGov Europe solutions are in the flexibility and adaptability to the way government does business, rather than forcing government to adapt to them. Its track record is unmatched in the creation of electronic government solutions that are always on time and on budget. With offices in London, Birmingham and Amsterdam, EzGov Europe also partners with leading systems integrators to implement the platform and solutions for electronic government.

For further information about EzGov Europe, please contact:

Michele Bayliss
Ascendant Communications
Tel: 01273 475672
Email: mbayliss@ascendcomms.net


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