TORONTO – April 01, 2010 – SAP Canada Inc., a subsidiary of SAP AG (NYSE: SAP), today announced the availability of the SAP® Business All-in-One™ for Public Sector solution that is localized for Canadian municipalities. Built from the ground up to address the unique needs of municipalities in Canada, the new offering is based on SAP AG’s 15 years of experience providing solutions that enable small and midsize communities around the world to become more efficient and deliver greater value to constituents.
Smaller Canadian municipalities have the same need for robust, integrated and functionally rich enterprise resource planning (ERP) solutions as their larger peers. They face the same mounting pressures, including increased constituent expectations for higher quality services, ever-changing governmental reporting and funding regulations and a lack of integration across the IT landscape, and they are often bound by limited human and financial resources. To address the unique needs of Canadian municipalities, the SAP Canada Public Sector team collaborated with forward-thinking Canadian municipality customers and trusted SAP partners including IDS Scheer and Open Business Process.
“Municipalities continue to feel mounting financial pressures and increasing service expectations,” said Ralph Blauel, IT director, Halton Region. “I applaud SAP for offering ERP solutions that are designed to meet the unique needs of small to midsize communities. Lower cost of ownership, faster implementation, and preconfigured business processes based on best practices will provide significant value to municipalities.”
SAP Business All-in-One for Public Sector is used by small and midsize communities around the world in countries such as France, Germany, and Belgium and is now available in the United States and Canada. SAP software and experience are serving Canadian communities that range from 15,000 to 2.5 million in population. SAP currently serves 11 of Canada’s 25 largest municipalities. With a faster implementation, lower total cost of ownership, and support for preconfigured and integrated business processes based on the SAP Best Practices for Public Sector™ package, SAP Business All-in-One for Public Sector is the ideal solution for Canadian municipalities.
“Canadian municipalities are looking for robust, high-quality ERP solutions that can be tailored specifically to meet their needs,” said Jason Mausberg, president, IDS Scheer Canada. “By leveraging years of public sector knowledge and the industry expertise of trusted partners like IDS Scheer, SAP has developed a software solution that enables municipalities to easily and affordably meet their needs, both now and as they grow.”
“One of the most critical components for a successful ERP implementation is clearly defined business processes,” said Sandra Chuma, vice president and client services executive, Open Business Process. “OBP collaborated with SAP to deliver a robust solution that provides Canadian municipalities with well-defined and documented business processes. The end result is a solution that can be implemented as-is or used as a foundation for growth.”
SAP Business All-in-One for Public Sector, localized for Canada, enables small and midsize Canadian municipalities to cost-effectively manage business processes, including accounting and financials; fund accounting; financial logistics and human capital management reporting; procurement; human capital management; payroll; work order costing; PSAB PS 3150; and tangible capital assets (TCA) reporting, asset management and inventory management. Customers can build on this scalable foundation by adding support for incremental business processes including tax and consumption billing, customer relationship management, and sustainability and performance management.
“For municipalities, it all comes down to maximizing the public value of IT investments,” said Rob Corazzola, national director, Canadian municipalities and education, SAP Canada Inc. “The localized Canadian version of SAP Business All-in-One for Public Sector lays a solid foundation and migration path to protect your technology investment long-term. This new solution offers municipalities a world-class solution that helps ensure they will have the built-in flexibility, accountability and transparency required to be successful in the long run.”
SAP channel partners such as IDS Scheer and Open Business Process are authorized resellers of the SAP Business All-in-One for Public Sector solution. They have the public sector knowledge and SAP software expertise to help municipalities purchase, implement and support the localized version of SAP Business All-in-One for Public Sector.
Visit www.sap.com/canada for more information about SAP Business All-in-One for Public Sector, localized for Canada.
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About SAP for Public Sector
The SAP for Public Sector solution portfolio provides comprehensive solutions to help governments and public organizations improve economic viability and increase process efficiency and transparency while maximizing public value for the constituent. The solution portfolio is based on the open SAP NetWeaver® technology platform to support the integration of government business processes to help optimize limited resources, increase process efficiency and transparency, and support collaborative outcomes between two or more government agencies.
About SAP Canada Inc.
SAP Canada Inc., based in Toronto, is a subsidiary of SAP AG (NYSE:SAP), the world’s leading provider of business software*. SAP delivers solutions to help Canadian enterprises of all sizes to create efficiencies across supply chains and business operations, optimize performance and profitability, reduce costs, and increase competitive advantage. In addition, SAP Labs Canada, a division of SAP Canada Inc., develops cutting-edge software for a wide array of SAP applications from its Montreal, Toronto and Vancouver locations.
SAP Canada Inc. and Business Objects Corporation have collectively more than 1,200 customers and over 2,200 employees across the country.
For further information, please visit www.sap.ca.
About SAP AG
SAP AG is the world’s leading provider of business software(*), offering applications and services that enable companies of all sizes and in more than 25 industries to become best-run businesses. With more than 95,000 customers in over 120 countries, the company is listed on several exchanges, including the Frankfurt stock exchange and NYSE, under the symbol “SAP.” For more information, visit www.sap.com.
(*) SAP defines business software as comprising enterprise resource planning, business intelligence, and related applications.
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