Enterprise Resource Planning system `CONNECT' costs (FOI)
Enterprise Resource Planning system `CONNECT' costs (FOI)Produced by the Freedom of Information office
Authored by Government of Jersey and published on 09 March 2023.
Prepared internally, no external costs.
How much money in total has the Government of Jersey spent on its new ERP (enterprise resource planning) system 'CONNECT' / 'SAP'?
How much was spent on the software alone?
How much was spent on consultants and staff to implement it?
How many suppliers in Jersey are waiting more than 90 days to be paid as a result of the change in the IT system?
Was former Chief Operating Officer John Quinn responsible for commissioning the new system?
How much was he paid in voluntary redundancy?
The approved Full Business Case was £63m. The Programme is still within this budget. This figure does not include an additional £1.2m for Estates and Health & Safety which were submitted and approved on a separate Business Case but will be delivered through the Programme. The Programme is not forecast to complete until the end of 2023.
B and C
As the rollout of the ITS programme is still in progress, it is not possible to provide a breakdown of figures as requested. 9.6% of the budget is allocated to software and licencing. 90.4% of the budget is allocated to consultants and staff to support the implementation of the system.
The system has been in use for less than 90 days.
John Quinn was the Senior Responsible Officer and the Accountable Officer with overall responsibility for the Integrated Technology Solution Programme, including commissioning.
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