Benefits of the Applications Register
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About the Applications Register
The information on this website is provided by local authorities, police and fire services, housing providers, and third sector organisations. In return for updating their records regularly, these organisations gain free access to the information held.
The performance of products and services on the register is rated by the organisations that use them according to three criteria:
- Integration services
Suppliers are marked on:
- Technical support
Organisations that supply products and services can gain access to information on the register by paying a subscription, which also entitles them to add information to their organisation profile (further details below).
Much of the information on the site is only available to subscribers who are logged in. You can see some screenshots from subscriber-only areas in our brochure
Benefits for public service organisations
Organisations that keep their records updated, gain access to the information uploaded by other users, free of charge.
This information helps them identify how well different products and suppliers perform and how they compare with competitive offerings. Buyers can find out easily which products are most used and best regarded within local authorities and other local public services.
The register can also help identify other public service organisations that might be interested in joint procurements, shared services and similar arrangements.
Finally, by publishing information about products and services in use, and plans for replacing them, organisations can help reduce escalating numbers of Freedom of Information (Fol) requests being made by suppliers seeking information about current contract holders.
Benefits for suppliers
Subscribing to the service enables suppliers to find out what customers think of their products and their competitors' products, since this information is publicly available to all subscribers. It is also a quick and cost-effective way to research competitors, their product range, market penetration and likely future growth.
In addition there is a wide range of information available about customers and prospects, including what they are buying, who from, the size of their budgets and when products are due for renewal.
These benefits are available even to suppliers whose products do not appear in the register, whether because they are new to the market, or because customers have not included them in their listing.
Whatever a supplier’s position in the marketplace, subscribing to the Applications Register enables management of the organisation and its products’ positioning in this important and dynamic marketplace.
How to subscribe
Local public service and third sector organisations that provide corporate and product information to the register and keep it updated, can access the register free of charge.
New users should contact email@example.com or call the Socitm office (Tel 01604 497584). You will be given a username and password so that you can add or update your corporate and product usage information. Paid for access to the register is available and costs up to £445 per annum, depending on status
Supplier organisations can subscribe at one of two levels:
subscribers can access information about buyers’ product usage, satisfaction and renewal dates, as well as information about their ICT budgets and breakdown, ICT staff employed, and membership of groups and partnerships. Access to the data also enables checking the accuracy of any information that customers have placed on the register about the organisation and its products. They can also link from their listing to their website, and add a company logo, address, telephone and other contact details.
subscribers get all of the above benefits, as well as the opportunity to add to their listing relevant links, case studies, descriptions of products not on the register, and news feeds from the organisation’s website.
What it costs
Subscribe to the Applications Register
£795 per year
£1,295 per year