The council has awarded a £6.5m, 18-month implementation contract to ITNet for the deployment of MySAP Business Suite and the SAP enterprise portal for its 28,000 employees.
Stephen Crichton, programme manager of Glasgow's 1 Business project, which is overseeing the implementation, said the project would reduce duplication of administration and allow the development of e-purchasing and online recruitment.
"The SAP system will also free up management time to focus on delivering front-line council services," he said.
The council has set up a project team of 40 council employees and 20 ITNet specialists to manage the implementation. However, Glasgow Council is planning to manage the system itself once it has been rolled out.