Birmingham City Council will implement SAP throughout its back-office in the biggest software deal in local government.
The UK’s largest council will plan how to implement SAP between now and February. The council’s legacy systems will be replaced with SAP next year.
SAP will be the software platform for Birmingham’s joint venture with Capita to save £1bn over 10 years through a series of business transformation projects that touch every part of the council’s work.
Birmingham already has SAP as its general ledger system.
The council’s director of business solutions and IT Glyn Evans said, “We went down the SAP route almost 10 years ago, but it was never fully bought into by the organisation as a whole so we were effectively only using SAP for a couple of systems.”