Mississauga Moves Human Resources Forward With SAP
Canada’s Sixth-Largest City Implements the SAP® ERP Human Capital Management Solution to Reduce Costs, Streamline Processes and Improve Training Procedures
TORONTO - June 2008 - SAP Canada Inc., a fast-growing subsidiary of SAP AG (NYSE:SAP), today announced that Mississauga, a city with 700,000 people and 7,500 employees, is replacing its legacy Oracle PeopleSoft software with the SAP® ERP Human Capital Management (SAP ERP HCM) solution.
After a thorough review of its options, the City of Mississauga noted a number of benefits expected from SAP ERP HCM in the areas of human resources and payroll, including lower costs compared to competitor offerings, increased functionality, reduced administration and training time, and streamlined processes.
“As the City matures, it is essential to have a single enterprise resource planning system for business planning and management,” said Rekha Jethva, manager, Planning and Integration, City of Mississauga Corporate Services Department. “There are many benefits and efficiencies for the business areas and IT to be gained by having a single ERP system that incorporates human capital management and business intelligence. This investment in SAP will help us further improve our human resource processes and better serve our constituents now and into the future.”
The SAP® ERP application is a world-class enterprise resource planning application that addresses the core business software requirements of the most demanding private and public organizations of all sizes around the world. SAP ERP provides a complete, integrated and global human capital management solution, helping organizations maximize the potential of their workforce. The SAP ERP HCM solution automates talent management, workforce process management, and workforce deployment, enabling increased efficiency and better compliance with changing global and local regulations.
“Canadian organizations in both the public and private sectors, are facing a skills shortage due to strong demand for a limited pool of skilled labour, which is further strained by an aging workforce,” said Mark Aboud, executive vice president, SME and Public Services, SAP Canada. “This skills shortage has the potential to reduce productivity, increase turnover and drain knowledge from organizations. Therefore, it is critical that organizations maximize the potential and productivity of all employees, and the strategic use of IT is an important part of reaching that goal.”
The City of Mississauga is a long-time SAP customer, having first implemented SAP solutions in 1994. Through the years, the City has completed four SAP upgrades and added applications developed by Business Objects, an SAP company, such as the BusinessObjects™ Enterprise Premium XI platform and is evaluating the BusinessObjects™ Web Intelligence® XI software. These applications provide companies with a scalable, flexible business intelligence platform to gain immediate access to accurate, timely business information to help drive confident decision-making. Two years ago, after a lengthy and thorough review, the City of Mississauga decided to consolidate where possible with one business software platform and chose SAP.
The move to SAP ERP HCM is part of that consolidation strategy. SAP ERP is built on the SAP NetWeaver® technology platform, which unifies technology components into a single platform, providing the best way to integrate all systems running SAP or non-SAP and legacy software.
(*) SAP defines business software as comprising enterprise resource planning and related applications.
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