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SAP and Deloitte have together won a deal worth AU$220m ($155m) to implement a new SaaS-based HR system for Western Australia Health. The public health organisation is looking for a single cloud-based system for employee records, position management, payroll, and rostering. SAP Australia is set to get AU$53m ($37m) in …

  1. Tim99 Silver badge
    Meh

    History

    One WA Government Department that I billed typically took 60+-120 days to pay. Invoices were processed in a single batch monthly. Business complained, and the Liberal (think Conservative/Republican) Government introduced a new single system across most Departments. My first invoice took 9 weeks to be paid, after a call to the customer, and then I got another cheque for the same invoice 2 weeks later. Eventually payments stablized at about 30 days. Perhaps this one will be better? :-)

    This new system is being introduced by the Labor Government. This sort of stuff has been done by computer for 50+ years, and we probably should have got the hang of how to do it by now - Perhaps, some of the main purposes of such systems may reveal themselves to be: Allowing politicians to big-note themselves; getting the right people promoted; and distributing monies to the current governments' friends?

    Disclaimer: The Author may have a somewhat cynical view - Before retirement, he has been employed as a Civil Servant, worked for a Public Utility; run businesses for a banker; and owned his own business.

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re: History

      >Liberal (think Conservative/Republican) Government introduced a new single system across most Departments

      Not true. Introduced by Labor govt. Liberal govt then took power and kept the mess going before eventually halting it.

      Quote from the premier at the time…

      Premier Colin Barnett described the Office of Shared Services program implemented by the previous Labor government as "one of the greatest bungles of public administration in WA"

  2. AMBxx Silver badge
    Pirate

    Position management?

    This is SAP we're talking about - just bend over.

    1. Korev Silver badge
      Coat

      Re: Position management?

      So are they dropping the SOAP in favour of JSON?

  3. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Poor saps

    It will cost much more and won´t work when it's needed. The transition period were you can´t change anything in the old system until the new one runs will take a month or longer and none of the old data will be transferred.

  4. msobkow Silver badge

    I smell another IT fiasco starting to burn in the world... *LOL*

  5. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    A shyster of charlatans

    Good luck with that.

    A “shyster” is my idea of a collective noun.

  6. sketharaman

    SAAS Will Not Decimate Implementation Efforts?

    "SAP gets $37M in software subscriptions while Deloitte gets $117M for implementation of SaaS HR.".

    They keep saying that SAAS has decimated implementation efforts but implementation partner is still getting 3$ in Services for 1$ in License! #GoFigure

    1. czechitout

      Re: SAAS Will Not Decimate Implementation Efforts?

      The $117m does include 20 years of support. However, $5m a year is still a lot. Can't see how many workers it includes though, so hard to tell for sure.

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