Plymouth, United Kingdom, May 11, 2013 --(PR.com
)-- Socitm, the Society of IT Managers in the public sector, publish the annual Better Connected 2013 report into the usability and performance of 433 local authority websites. The best performing sites, like the London Borough of Bexley, have taken a top task approach which highlights the most requested items and reduces the number of menus, making the site easier to use.
The London Borough of Bexley, who has it’s website powered by GOSS iCM (intelligent Content Management), was commended by the reviewers for it’s overall top task approach.
Mark Ramus, Customer Service & Web Development Manager, London Borough of Bexley was delighted to be presented with a 3 star plaque by Rob McCarthy, CEO from GOSS Interactive.
The reviewers particularly mentioned specific elements such as reserving a library book: “Good explanation and easy to use catalogue” and for applying for housing as “Easy to find and comprehensive guidance with link to BexleyHomechoice.”
The reviewers also highlighted the ability for residents to have an old bed collected, “Done well. Easy to find, clear information.” And pay a parking fine, “Payment route is easy and straightforward.”
Mark Ramus, Customer Service & Web Development Manager, London Borough of Bexley commented: “We are delighted that the Council website has been recognised for its top task approach to delivering services digitally. The team have worked really hard with GOSS Interactive and other partners to create a customer focused website that allows residents to access a range of online services, quickly and easily. The web has been identified by us as an area where significant savings can be delivered along side service delivery improvements.”
Rob McCarthy, CEO, GOSS Interactive added, "This isn't just about rewarding nice looking sites. This is about making it as easy and accessible for UK citizens to get all the information, forms, advice that they need from their council, quickly and simply, 24/7, and in the process potentially saving over £1M for each of the 433 local authorities, which is a huge win-win in these difficult economic times. GOSS Interactive is already helping our clients deliver their future digital strategy, including mobile websites, in preparation for Better Connected 2014.”
GOSS Interactive has been delivering GOSS iCM Web Content Management and website publishing software for over 10 years. Today it powers major corporations and public sector organisation’s website and is the market leader in use by over 60 of the 433 UK local authorities.
In the report over 76% of GOSS clients either increased or maintained their previously high scores. Additionally over 58% of clients have been rated amongst the highest in the country, receiving 4★ or 3★.