Qld State Revenue reaps $27m from HANA implementation

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Qld State Revenue reaps $27m from HANA implementation

Fights tax non-compliance.

An implementation of SAP's in-memory database HANA at Queensland Treasury’s Office of State Revenue has reaped the state an extra $27 million in revenue from tax payments.

The OSR implemented HANA almost a year ago in order to more easily identify tax non-compliance.

The state government allocated $31.5 million over three years in its 2012-13 budget for enhanced revenue compliance, which allowed the OSR to expand its data modelling and matching capabilities.

The department’s traditional data processing applications meant “large and complex” datasets were difficult to process. Its previous "mature compliance program" matched data from various internal and external sources using Informatica "fuzzy" matching software.

It then applied business logic to the results using various technologies including SAP's Business Warehouse to identify payroll, duty and land tax non-compliance.

"SAP HANA is supplementing the existing compliance program with improved analytics tools (HANA Studio) and significantly faster data processing," a spokesperson said.

The Office is using HANA to model external datasets from the likes of the Australian Taxation Office, government compensation body Workcover, ASIC and the Australian Business Register with its own internal payroll tax assessment data to identify those who aren’t meeting their payroll tax obligations.

The department said the introduction of HANA had so far assessed an additional $27.5 million in over 450 tax cases.

The datasets used in the HANA compliance modelling covered all businesses in Australia, totalling 30GB and ranged in size from 700MB to 11GB.

HANA also allowed the department to identify a handful of accounting and advisory firms who were struggling with payroll tax compliance, giving the department the opportunity to help the firms out before they became non-compliant. 

EDRMS upgrade

Queensland Treasury and Trade is also preparing to upgrade its eDocs electronic document and records management system, and introduce a enterprise content management system.

The eDocs system is reaching end of life and cannot be integrated with upgraded versions of many of the department's current key corporate systems, a spokesperson told iTnews.

The department is likely to implement a cloud-based EDRMS solution as a replacement. 

QTT is also studying the case for the introduction of an enterprise content management system in order to better manage its internal information. The yet-to-be-determined solution will need to integrate with Sharepoint, and will unify search, storage, security, version control, process routing and retention.

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