May 23, 2016
Wisconsin’s New Enterprise Resource Planning System in Final Implementation Phase
State and Accenture Have Completed Two of Three Major Releases, Targeting July 2016 for Final Deployment
MADISON; May 23, 2016 – The State of Wisconsin and Accenture (NYSE: ACN) have successfully deployed the first two phases or “releases” of the State Transforming Agency Resources (STAR) project over the past seven months. Accenture was selected through a competitive procurement process in 2014 and is serving as system integrator to help the state achieve a consolidated and integrated IT system to replace more than 100 outdated, disparate systems.
The STAR project is consolidating diverse IT systems in multiple agencies onto Oracle’s PeopleSoft platform. Analytics capabilities have been included in each phase, to support insight-driven operations across the new digital platform. The structure is designed to improve efficiency, consistency and capabilities for cooperation across all state agencies, and will provide an enterprise-level framework for the state’s most crucial IT infrastructure.
“We are pleased with STAR’s progress as we successfully work through the stabilization of this large scale upgrade of our IT framework and approach the final phase of deployment,” said John Hogan, Assistant Deputy Secretary and STAR project sponsor. “The project is on schedule and on budget and independent experts looking at the results have corroborated our success thus far.”
Release 1, deployed October 2015, covered finance and procurement systems. Release 2, deployed January 2016, included human resources, payroll and benefits systems. Release 3, the final implementation phase, covers the Wisconsin Department of Transportation, and is on track for deployment in July 2016.
“This project will enable Wisconsin’s state government to better serve citizens and provide state workers and managers with modern IT tools,” said Dave Andrews, Accenture managing director who leads the work on the project. “The ongoing digital revolution presents huge opportunities for state governments, and STAR is really fundamental to meet Wisconsin’s need for IT scale and greater operational consistency across agencies.”
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