SAP rolls on in NZ market

SAP continues to make its mark in New Zealand with major deals at Inland Revenue, Zespri and Enza, and expansion of its role at Telecom. IRD's new financials are to be rolled out in a five-year project - the biggest financial site in New Zealand. The department is expected to spend upwards of $15 million on the project, including its own internal costs, with the hardware outsourced through Unisys. With earlier big deals at Mercury Energy and Carter Holt Harvey, SAP has had a notably good year.

SAP continues to make its mark in New Zealand with major deals at Inland Revenue, Zespri and Enza, and expansion of its role at Telecom.

IRD’s new financials are to be rolled out in a five-year project — the biggest financial site in New Zealand. The department is expected to spend upwards of $15 million on the project, including its own internal costs, with the hardware outsourced through Unisys.

There is a big change-management component in the project. IRD’s legacy system will run in parallel while the new system is developed.

It’s not quite a done deal, though. A scoping exercise is taking place over the next few weeks, and the business case will then be presented to the minister. Treasury approval is necessary because the project is worth more than $5 million.

Deloitte ICS will be the implementer, as it will at another new SAP account, Zespri and Enza, understood to be a deal worth around $5 million.

At Telecom, KPMG Peat Marwick is understood to be working on a multimillion-dollar re-engineering deal to extend the capability of the SAP financials. It’s said to be a full-blown business process re-engineering exercise, worth around $4 million.

With earlier big deals at Mercury Energy and Carter Holt Harvey, SAP has had a notably good year.

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