Isle of Man switches to Microsoft

The Isle of Man government is replacing its Oracle Financials enterprise resource planning system with Microsoft Axapta.

The Isle of Man government is replacing its Oracle Financials enterprise resource planning system with Microsoft Axapta.

Isle of Man hopes that the new system will enable it to manage its financial and business processes and will cover over 350 in-house users. The government expects the replacement system will provide a better total cost of ownership and should last at least five years.

The Isle of Man hopes the system will be more cost effective as it will integrate Microsoft Data Center Server 2003, Exchange 2003, SMS, Sharepoint Portal Server, Windows XP and Active Directory.

The government has a strategic partnership with Microsoft, which means it has made an organisation-wide investment in its technologies. The partnership is driven by a need to reduce costs and stay within the annual IT budget of less than eight million pounds and to support an integrated e-government policy.

Allan Paterson, director of the Isle of Man government’s information systems division said: ‘We plan to use Microsoft Axapta to manage general ledger, accounts receivable, accounts payable and tax and treasury functions.’

The Axapta system will also be used in other departments including health, education and treasury.

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