The SAP software will be deployed throughout the state, with the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (LADOTD) acting as a key project participant. The state of Louisiana retains 50,000 employees and oversees U.S.$8 billion in procurement each year and therefore needed a solution that would meet and exceed its challenges.
“Based on the robustness of its comprehensive product offering and lowest total cost of ownership, SAP is a key solution provider that can adapt to our constantly changing needs,” says Edward Driesse, chief information officer for the state of Louisiana. “Not only does SAP provide a 360-degree view of state finances and operations; it offers tight integration with our SAP ERP Human Capital Management functionality as well.”
“Efficiency and innovation are increasingly important in enabling state governments to make informed and well-founded decisions,” says Patrick Bakey, president, SAP Public Services. “We are honored that the state of Louisiana has selected SAP as a partner for this purpose.”
The project is currently in the blueprint phase.