Queensland’s education department wants to move off its current MIS-based budget system, with plans to install a new solution alongside two SAP implementations currently underway.
The Queensland Department of Education, Training and Employment (DETE) currently runs the Alea budget management system from German vendor MIS.
It has approached the market for advice on new technologies and appropriate vendors to inform its budget management system (BMS) upgrade strategy.
The MIS Alea system supports budget and financial reporting processes for the Queensland state budget development, corporate budget and school-based salaries budget.
The new system will need to integrate with the department’s SAP-based finance reporting systems.
DETE is currently implementing a department-wide managed instance of SAP’s enterprise resource planning system and associated business intelligence solution, which will go live at the end of the third quarter of this year.
The ERP and BI solutions will replace a SAP ECC5 instance, which it shares with other government agencies and which is run by Queensland Shared Services.
DETE wants the BMS upgrade to run alongside the SAP implementation.
DETE did not provide a financial estimate of the cost of the upgrade.