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SAPsystem to manage French nuclear waste

Logica has secured a £1.1m contract to develop and implement a SAP inventory management system in France. It will work with the French Nuclear Waste Management Agency, ANDRA, to build a system to improve the tracking and identification of nuclear waste consignments from various organisations. The system will include SAP's Environment, Health and Safety application and a business information warehouse to help develop the system.

Pinnacle wins heating systems contract

Pinnacle Computer Systems has landed a £250,000 contract with Swale Heating to supply service management software, licences and support. The Kent-based heating company needed a system to manage the service contracts for over 80,000 heating systems around the clock. Swale chose Pinnacle's Service Director, which it also hopes will provide a mobile data solution in the future. The system will go live in May.

IBMgoes into Dumfries & Galloway schools

Dumfries & Galloway Council has signed a contract worth over £1.9m with IBM and business partner DIALnet. IBM's National Grid for Learning service will be installed in 16 of the council's secondary schools by August 2000. Each school will have an IBM server running Microsoft's Windows NT Server 4 with workstations running Windows 98. DIALnet will act as Internet service provider.

Greenalls rolls out Coda-Financials

Greenalls' Hotel and Leisure division has ordered a £250,000 system from financial accounting software firm Coda. Greenalls will roll out Coda-Financials to 30 hotels in a 100-user open client-server implementation. The system will be integrated with the current payroll and food stock systems. Greenalls plans to use Coda-Financials in conjunction with Cognos Powerplay and Impromptu reporting tools to produce monthly financial reports for each hotel. The division says it will also implement the Coda-Procurement purchasing ordering and invoice matching system.

Cornwell to develop ECstorage system

The European Commission has awarded a £100,000 contract to Cornwell Affiliates to develop a model for the storage and access of electronic records. The firm will construct the Moreq model to ensure that records can be retained and maintained over the medium to long term to demonstrate accountability and preserve reliable access. Moreq should enable records to be archived regardless of current software or other considerations.

Northumberland NHS Trust orders Intehealth

Northumberland Mental Health NHS Trust has placed an £800,000 order with Servelec for its Intehealth patient care information system. The system will be based on Dell PC servers running Microsoft Windows NT and will be used for administrative and clinical purposes. It will be implemented over an 18-month period under the Government's private finance initiative programme.

ON Technology to manage Aberdeen PCs

ON Technology has won a £130,000 contract with Aberdeen City Council to manage the total cost of ownership of 3,000 PCs. The council will use ON Command CCM to maintain PCs and deploy software upgrades on its desktops and servers, which are scattered across 250 council office locations. IT staff hope to be able to wake up PCs remotely to install Windows operating systems and applications including its housing, social service and financial system.

BEAagrees £14m Abbey National deal

BEA has agreed a deal worth over £14m with Abbey National to create an Internet banking system. The bank purchased BEA Tuxedo to help produce an integrated transaction solution. It is looking to use the software to make legacy systems accessible to other applications and to move to component-based development for building new e-commerce systems. Initially, BEA Tuxedo will be used to build payment and Internet banking applications for the Abbey National.


Herefordshire Council is implementing ISE's workflow document management system, not Hertfordshire Council, as reported in Computer Weekly, 16 March 2000.

Financial reports Greenalls' hotels will use Codasystems

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