NSW Trade & Investment consolidates its ERP platform on SAP Cloud

SAP NEWSBYTESAP Australia today announced that NSW Trade & Investment has selected SAP as its partner to deliver cloud-based software-as-a-service (SaaS) solutions to the department and its agencies. As part of the three-year, $14.5 million agreement SAP will deliver a range of cloud solutions that includes SAP Business ByDesign,SAP Payroll, and cloud consulting services

NSW Trade & Investment expects to deliver savings of more than $12.5 million annually by enabling greater efficiencies across the entire organisation.

“This innovative investment in government efficiency will enable our State’s economic development agency to improve both internal and client services,” Deputy Premier and Minister for Trade & Investment Andrew Stoner said.

“By consolidating the department’s ERP systems onto a single cloud-based platform, we can now focus more of our energies on building investment and jobs, and generating a positive business environment for the State of NSW.”

Andrew Barkla, President and Managing Director, SAP Australia said: “This was a strategic deal both for NSW Trade & Investment and SAP. By consolidating its ERP onto SAP’s cloud platform, the department will realise the benefits and value that software-as-a-service delivers.

“This solution aligns with both the NSW Government’s goals under its Corporate and Shared Services Reform Program and the recently released 2012 ICT strategy. Together, we can build and deliver a highly effective cloud solution that can better enable NSW Trade & Investment to achieve its goals.”

This is SAP’s largest SAP Business ByDesign win, and the first cloud platform win in the Australian public sector which further demonstrates the true scalability of SAP’s cloud based ERP.

The project will involve the transition and consolidation of NSW Trade & Investment’s legacy ERP system including 16 agencies – totalling over 8,500 employees – onto a single, consolidated SAP cloud platform.

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