The British Council is replacing a large variety of IT systems with a SAP-based system to simplify and improve its business processes.
The system is expected to save money for the council, the UK’s international organisation for educational and cultural relations, by slashing the number of different software licences needed to support its functions. The implementation is also expected to reduce the number of staff needed to run back-office systems.
The £27m IT roll-out will cover systems in more than 200 locations across 110 countries. Sites in the
UK, India and other locations have already gone live with the SAP system, and the whole project is expected to be finished by spring 2009.
Areas covered by the system include financial management, and teaching programmes that make it easier for teachers and students to access courses.