by Byron Connolly

NSW govt touts ERP as-a-service

Aug 07, 2014 2 mins

The NSW government claims it will make it easier for technology suppliers to provide enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems to agencies as part of its procurement reforms.

The government has created a new category – a one stop shop for ERP as-a-service – inside its ICT Services Scheme, aimed at simplifying the procurement process for agencies and suppliers.

NSW minster for finance and services Dominic Perrottet announced the changes ahead of a meeting with the United Kingdom’s CTO, Denise McDonagh, at Parliament House.

“There are a lot of similarities between the work that Denise and her colleagues are doing in the UK and what we are achieving here in NSW with governments from both jurisdictions moving to more as-a-service and cloud-based offerings,” he said.

Under the model, services will be provided to multiple agencies, reducing the cost of ERP implementations, the government claimed.

“Previously suppliers had to register across multiple agencies and it was difficult for them to highlight the full range of services they could offer. These changes bring them all together in a single category, Perrottet said.

The scheme will make corporate and shared services government process standards available to suppliers that obtain registration.

“This will make standards more widely available, and will enable suppliers to tailor their solutions to meet government needs,” Perrottet said.

“It will make the system fairer for both large and small suppliers. Previously these standards were only available to those who had a contract with government.”

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