Built on Microsoft Office 365

More than just email

We believe the key to ensuring an effective solution for local governments is to pick the right platform, and often this means leveraging the existing experience of your staff. The most widely used software in Australian local government is by far Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Exchange based email, and Microsoft Office. It makes sense that we are not re-inventing the wheel!

Microsoft Windows 10

The fast new operating system is an administrator and user-friendly culmination of years of R&D by Microsoft. With inbuilt tools to effectively support cloud services, mobility, security, Azure Active Directory, and Office 365, your council will gain the best user experience by migrating to this operating system - while reducing system administration tasks considerably.

Microsoft Exchange Email

Call it a necessary evil, email remains the defacto communications tool in local government - and nobody does it better than Microsoft. Exchange Online is the core service within Office 365. If you haven't noticed, Exchange admin staff capable of properly managing on premise Exchange environments have been a growing HR problem in local government. Manage your risks - migrate off premise.

Microsoft Office

Word, Outlook, Excel - the backbone of administration software across the world. Giving your staff the tools they need to be effective starts here, but updating software and their dependencies is an arduous, expensive task. We ensure you get off the software update treadmill - CouncilWise customers enjoy Microsoft Office licences that are always up-to-date with the latest features, and our products integrate with them seamlessly.

Already on Office 365? No problem!

Congratulations on making the right choice! We'll work with you to enable CouncilWise services within your existing Office 365 environment, and assist in ensuring you get the most out of the services you already own. Our products are delivered directly through the Office 365 web interface, and are tightly integrated into familiar tools already familiar to you - Outlook, Word and Excel.

Out of the box tools for productivity

Office 365 managed by CouncilWise will boost your productivity. From day one, records management will be a dream, and a clean Active Directory suddenly brings clarity across the entire council.

Microsoft SharePoint based Records Management

We've teamed up with world class SharePoint and Office 365 pros AvePoint to provide a VERS compliant innovative records management system which takes control of a world class headache. Make your Records Manager happy with unparalleled compliance across digital and physical files, and users happy with quick and easy processes to follow. Oh, and concerned about SharePoint administration headaches? We got that covered, too.

Migration into the Cloud - we'll hold your hand every step of the way.

Implementation heartaches seem to be expected with major changes to council systems. Hey, we've been there, done that. You will be pleasantly surprised with CouncilWise. Our toolsets are provided by AvePoint, so you can rest assured that migrating your file shares, email and records will be carried out with a smile.

Easy provisioning and administration

Onboarding and offboarding staff and their computers and mobile devices need not be a chore. Office 365 comes with robust tools and features to get these tasks under control quickly, allowing your IT staff to get back to their real work.

Transform your council

Office 365 is more than just email, Office and SharePoint. Process automation, collaboration and teamwork tools, online forms - the list is really endless. These tools rapidly resolve an enormous amount of minor headaches spread throughout the administration of a normal council. We'll show you how these can be leveraged into your organisation thinking differently and working smart. Transform your council!