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Government Resource Planning June News Roundup

 

July 5, 2017

Most interesting June news about enterprise technology in government, from the FreeBalance Strategy and Innovation Group.

GOVERNMENT RESOURCE PLANNING DRIVING $11B SMART GOVERNMENT MARKET: “Government resource planning system solutions are expected to have the largest market share during the forecast period…It comprises modules such as financial management, asset lifecycle management, supply chain management, workforce management, order and contract management, and document management. This system ensures transparency in activities, provides authorized access which ensures data privacy, and maximizes the effectiveness of resource allocations.” http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/smart-governments-market-expected-to-reach-usd-2824-billion-by-2022-300476165.html

YET ANOTHER GOVERNMENT SAP PROJECT EXCEEDS BUDGET: The original NZ$71M budget rises to NZ$157M. https://www.reseller.co.nz/article/619905/auckland-council-newcore-sap-project-heads-finish-line/ [Adds another to the list of ERP failures in government.]

ERP: NOT THE BEST IDEA FOR GOVERNMENT? ERP solutions can take years to implement and many are not successful.
http://blog-pfm.imf.org/pfmblog/2017/06/challenges-of-modernizing-fmis-.html

STRATEGIES FOR DEALING WITH LEGACY SYSTEMS. From “technical debt” to “technical bankruptcy”, report from Strativa.  http://fscavo.blogspot.ca/2017/06/strategies-for-dealing-with-legacy.html

GOVERNMENT OF CANADA PEOPLESOFT ERP PROBLEMS MOUNT. Number of problem cases jump from 265,000 unresolved to 284,000 in two months. This suggests that underlying customizations have not yet been resolved. It appears that “fixing problems” is more about workarounds to provide manual pay changes.
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ottawa/phoenix-pay-system-hire-contract-1.4143103
http://ipolitics.ca/2017/06/09/psac-boycotts-public-service-week-over-phoenix-fiasco/
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/phoenix-payroll-nunavut-1.4147922
http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/ottawa-sets-up-phoenix-pay-system-boot-camp-1.4181428

GARTNER REPORT CRITICIZES GOVERNMENT OF CANADA SHARED SERVICES IMPLEMENTATION: “Vastly underestimated the size, scale and complexity of this effort”
http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/shared-services-canada-it-gartner-consultants-email-brison-harper-management-1.4143071

LOW PRICE IT BIDS IN GOVERNMENT = FAIL? Panorama Consulting finds that lowest price in competitive government bids often come from low-quality bidders.
https://www.panorama-consulting.com/one-reason-failure-public-sector/

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Doug Hadden

Doug Hadden

Executive Vice President, Innovation at FreeBalance
Doug is responsible for identifying new global markets, new technologies and trends, and new and enhanced internal processes. Doug leads a cross-functional international team that is responsible for developing product prototypes and innovative go-to-market strategies.

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