- Accenture has signed a $163 Mn deal with the New South Wales (NSW) Department of Communities and Justice.
- As part of the deal, Accenture will deliver a single ERP system for four state government clusters.
- The ERP solution is likely to be used by at least around 40 agencies
Accenture, one of the leading tech companies from around the world has signed a $163 Mn deal with the NSW Department of Communities and Justice. The company will deliver a single ERP solution to four initial state governments.
The first phase of the government ERP systems consolidation was disclosed by the department in December. The first phase of the project is known as Process and Technology Harmonisation.
The announcement comes nearly two years after the project was first endorsed by the Secretaries Board.
More about Accenture’s multi-million dollar ERP project
The responsibility of the project falls on the Communities and Justice department. Customer Services are not likely to take place in the first phase. The mid-year budget disclosed that around $187 million will be spent over the next four years. The Digital Restart Fund is the primary source of funding.
According to a Communities and Justice spokesperson, Accenture was shortlisted to help them with the planning and implementation of the single ERP solution.
As per the information available on the NSW government e-tendering website, the seven-year contract was a byproduct of a limited tender.
There has been no official word from the Communities and Justice regarding how many suppliers were approached or the number of submissions that were made.
What is Horizon One?
The contract with Accenture is in tune with ‘horizon one’ – the first out of three horizons that are expected to consolidate ERP systems and shared service operations across the government.
Horizon One is projected to deliver an ERP system and operating model to more than 40 agencies. These agencies will be spread across clusters of Planning, Stronger Communities, Regional NSW, and Cabinet and Premier.
We can expect more horizons in the future through business cases. This means that the Customer Service cluster can become an integral part of the consolidation effort in the upcoming months.
Accenture’s recent successful deals
Over the past few months, Accenture has signed a bunch of IT deals, especially at the federal level. Besides, in September, the company signed a $60 million deal to create digital cards for incoming passengers and also collect information related to the vaccination status of international travelers.
More recently, the company scooped around $53 million in contracts to improve and continue support for My Health Record System.
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