Air New Zealand has signed up PeopleSoft in an estimated $37 million six year deal to replace existing corporate applications from rivals, Oracle and SAP.
The project covers finance, human resources and payroll packages and work has already started on the two month design phase, which will examine scope and costs, including software, hardware and resourcing. Recommendations will subsequently be submitted to the board for approval.
Ralph Norris, Air New Zealand’s managing director and chief executive, said: “Upgrading our ageing systems infrastructure will immediately improve our ability to monitor and control expenditure, access key performance information and improve reporting terms of accuracy, timeliness and flexibility.”
The decision to go with PeopleSoft followed an evaluation process that was audited by PriceWaterhouse Coopers. PeopleSoft was selected because its “technology is in line with Air New Zealand’s long term strategic direction for information technology”, but the airline also already has PeopleSoft systems in place.