An end to the ERP gravy train

johnboy 17 September 2013 4

Government News reports that the happy time of SAP and Oracle selling to Government might be coming to an end:

Just a week after the election of a new Coalition government, technology vendors have been notified that an “investigation into optimising Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems across the public service” will be put in train, with Finance to provide advice to the government in a report in 2015.

Finance documents provided to industry plainly say that it the department wants to “drive efficiencies to support a reduction in the net cost of ERP solutions to the Commonwealth” words that strongly indicate the government is no longer prepared to maintain spending at present levels.


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Deref Deref 4:07 pm 18 Sep 13

54-11 said :

Thank God for that. If one tiny little bit of good is to come out of an Abbott government, then I’m all for this.

Hear, hear. One of the many insidious forms of snake oil bites the dust.

steveu steveu 2:40 pm 18 Sep 13

54-11 said :

Thank God for that. If one tiny little bit of good is to come out of an Abbott government, then I’m all for this.

+1.

This has been a ridiculous cash cow.

Why the agencies had not consolidated on one system back in 1997 when they went out to a short list I do not know. Surely would have meant economies of scale on licencing, and the running costs of having such a system, not to mention development costs.

RandomGit RandomGit 2:05 pm 18 Sep 13

Bout time. That SAP is a nightmare.

54-11 54-11 5:15 pm 17 Sep 13

Thank God for that. If one tiny little bit of good is to come out of an Abbott government, then I’m all for this.

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