David Fletcher's Government and Technology Weblog : news & perspectives from a long-time egov advocate
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Tuesday, May 17, 2005

An article in the Winston-Salem Journal points out some major systems challenges for North Carolina.  They have a 25-year old payroll system that is being held together by a soon-to-retire employee.  They are projecting an $85.7 million project to replace the system.  That's a lot of money for a payroll/personnel system.  I will simply say that it was done for a small fraction of that cost in Utah.  But that's only the beginning.  They spent $90 million for a financial system for the Department of Transportation.  Financial systems should be statewide, but I certainly understand why they did what they did.

And talk about megasystems: Ohio is prepared to spend $158 million on a new ERP that they're calling OAKS.  They claim that the system will save the state $251 million over a period of five years.  Good luck.  I have rarely seen an ERP of this size that was completed on time and under budget, BUT they're starting out with a pretty big budget so maybe they can do it.  Accenture was recently selected as the integrator of the new Peoplesoft system.

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I discovered that State Representative John Dougall has created a new weblog late last night, but when posting it to my new experimental enewsblog, forgot to add the link, so I don't have it this morning.  I am looking forward to a regular read of Dougall posts.  He comes from a technology background, but has been active in developing legislation in a number of key areas.  I did add the link for the Tom Warne Report.  Tom is the former executive director of the Utah Department of Transportation and posts insights related to road construction and other related transportation issues. 

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