back to article Northern Ireland Water ready to take the plunge with HR and finance software, prepares to flush Oracle R12.2

Utility provider Northern Ireland Water (NIW) has set aside £28m to replace its current Oracle E-business Suite with a new HR and finance system. According to recently released tender documents, the business is looking for a tech outfit to "supply, implement and support a suite of new core corporate systems for its finance, …

  1. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Look at us, a principality now.

    1. deadlockvictim Silver badge

      Arlene, Arlene, Arlene, don't leave us, just because you can

      A present, no doubt, for your 100th birthday.

      Congratulations Arlene, Princess of Ireland!

      A worthy promotion.

  2. tip pc Silver badge


    how can it cost £28m for an HR and finance package for a company with ~840,000 households and businesses?

  3. HildyJ Silver badge


    "It's not obvious why the user is in such a hurry to move. Although R12.2 was introduced in 2013, Oracle says Premier Support will be available until at least 2031."

    Well given the time it will take to issue the contract requirements, allow the proposals to be submitted, review the proposals, select a winner, suffer through the protests, issue the contract, on-board the contractor, bring the contractor up to speed, suffer through the contract mods, finish the system, test the system, configure the system, test the system with users, reconfigure the system, plan the transition, and go live, I'd say 2031 is a realistic end date.

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