The federal Office of Finance has put out the call for one or much more system integrators to guide with the enhancement of the government’s new SAP-centered common ERP system, GovERP.
Fewer than 6 months following bringing in much more than a dozen SAP professionals, the section on Thursday issued an expression of interest to companions presenting build and implementation services.
The GovERP system is remaining created to standardise company and economical systems across the government’s 6 shared services hubs, which want to switch their SAP-centered ERP methods by 2025.
Finance has already settled on SAP’s S/four HANA platform to underpin GovERP, and in March went looking for a new enterprise cloud platform to host SAP.
According to paperwork, the integrators will be accountable for coming up with, creating and tests GovERP for SAP S/four HANA and deploying the system to an initial established of 15 companies.
Integrators will also be tasked with delivering conclude-to-conclude system integration these kinds of as with vacation and expense management methods, as properly as the migration of facts from SAP ECC6 or other core ERP methods.
Finance is at this time in the system of produce a reusable template for GovERP that it expects will be “documented and configured” by the conclude of the 2020-21 economical yr prepared for the very first instance.
It was funded with $35.six million in this year’s funds to development the framework for GovERP – $twelve.3 million of which had by now been spent as at October.
The framework – which will offer a “layered architecture” for the SAP system – will then be augmented by the integrator prior to the on-boarding of the very first companies from September 2022.
The integrator will be envisioned to make style and design, build and exam advancements, in maintaining with the complete-of-govt criteria and system outlined by Finance as the GovERP template “design authority”.
“Finance expects the very first instance to ‘go live’ in September 2022 (such as an anchor consumer) adopted by progressive cutovers for the remaining agreed shoppers,” paperwork condition.
“By [the] conclude of Q3 FY22/23 it is prepared there will be roughly 15 companies shoppers and twelve,000 conclude users on the very first instance.”
Method integrators will also be demanded to “uplift the capability of consumers” ahead of they change to GovERP, which is envisioned to incorporate “readiness work”, modify management and small business system re-engineering.
Although Finance gained funding to produce the GovERP framework, tender paperwork pressure that the supply of any integration services are “currently not funded”.
The section has, however, by now ready a very first go small business circumstance outlining the choices accessible to produce the very first GovERP instance and on-board companies by now consuming shared ERP.
It has also just lately engaged a small business circumstance advisor to produce a next go small business circumstance that will outline the added benefits and hazards all over the very first GovERP occasions and the on-boarding of companies.
Submission to the expression of interest system will close on January twenty five, with a request for tender at this time slated for March 2021.