SAP thinks it is bringing something to small and mid-sized local governments that most of them don’t have good options for: cloud-based enterprise resource planning (ERP) software.
The company has retooled one of its existing products, the commercially focused Business ByDesign ERP, to meet government’s functionality and reporting needs, according to SAP’s Elizabeth McGowan. And they’re specifically shooting for the cities and counties that don’t have huge budgets or workforces — in fact, they’re specifically looking at governments with fewer than 1,500 employees.
“Right now, my understanding is that there really is not a whole lot traction yet for cloud ERP,” said McGowan, the company’s global cloud strategy lead for public services. “We know that there are some other vendors in this space — not necessarily pure cloud, somewhat hosted.”
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