Oracle and the Waitemata District Health Board are close to reaching an agreement on compensation for Oracle’s failure to implement its payroll suite to the DHB’s satisfaction (see Waitemata Health gives up on Oracle payroll).Waitemata CEO Dwayne Crombie would not confirm or deny that financial recompense may be one element of Waitemata’s expectations.
“We’ll be getting some recognition for our trouble.”
The negotiations have not yet been concluded owing to “one remaining issue in our court over our continuing use of a piece of Oracle technology,” he says, declining to clarify this point.
Outside the payroll area, the Health Alliance, comprising Counties-Manukau and Waitemata DHBs and planned to include Taranaki, is still working with Oracle, says Crombie.
“We have been having mutually successful discussions with Waitemata Health on this question, but I can’t say any more at this stage,” said Oracle New Zealand marketing manager Nigel Murphy last week.