Blacktown City Council begins ERP overhaul

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Blacktown City Council begins ERP overhaul

Selects Technology One.

Blacktown City Council has selected Technology One’s local government software suite to replace its 20 year-old ERP systems.

It passed a motion to appoint the Queensland-based company as preferred tenderer for its corporate systems replacement in December, and is now looking for a project manager to kick off the implementation, according to tender documents.

Blacktown City Council has given itself two years to implement Technology One’s ‘OneCouncil’ ERP suite to assist in the management 1617 staff and more than 313,000 residents.

The Queensland-based vendor has had considerable success selling its pre-configured product within its home state, with local government clients including Townsville City Council, Lockyer Valley Regional Council, Torres Strait Island Regional Council, South Burnett Regional Council and Hinchinbrook Shire Council.

It is not clear whether it has any other NSW local governments on its client register. Technology One declined to comment on the deal.

Blacktown, NSW’s largest council, approached the market in July 2013 to source a replacement for its ageing systems ahead of the expiry of vendor support in 2015.

Blacktown has sweated its ageing ERP systems for a number of years as it gathers the internal funding to pay for the modernisation. The project will be paid for out of the Council’s Major Computer System Reserve.

The project is due to be complete by the end of December 2015.

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