Queensland Health gears up for SAP ERP transition

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Queensland Health is on the hunt for a partner to provide “capability uplift and change management services” for its Financial System Renewal Project.

The program will see the upgrade of the department’s heavily customised SAP R/3 system to the SAP S/4HANA platform, which will cover finance, logistics, warehousing, assets and procurement.

The department’s payroll system, which was the centre of a highly publicised upgrade failure back in 2010, is not included in the scope of the project.

A feasibility study on the upgrade to SAP S/4HANA Enterprise Management was conducted in early 2016.

According to the RFP, the approach to change management will include the implementation of the SAP S/4HANA Best Practices, the deployment of a state-wide capability enhancement program will be required to upskill users, and the development of an S/4HANA prototype as a working demonstration system to help build user confidence.

Queensland Health is seeking a change management partner with demonstrated “capabilities in SAP finance transformation projects in a large geographically dispersed environment”, as well as a proven track record in the successful management and implementation of capability and change management services in the public sector.

An RFP has been published on the Queensland Tenders website. Proposals are due by 17 March 2017, with the three-and-a-half-year contract set to commence in May 2017.

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