Arkansas becomes first state to get in to e-business

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The State of Arkansas has become the first U.S. state to go live on e-business solutions. The extensive implementation of human resources and financial solutions was conducted over 18 months by SAP Public Services and Deloitte Consulting.

Dubbed the Arkansas Administrative Statewide Information System, AASIS brings more than 35,000 employees onto an integrated administrative system.

AASIS will allow state employees to access information on asset and financial management, budget, procurement, human resources, materials management, and payroll. During a test run, 17,000 payments were processed in two hours.

The SAP solutions automate many functions, improve financial controls, and make information more available. The e-procurement capabilities of the system will reduce the purchasing procedure from 42 steps to seven.

In addition to designing and implementing the system, SAP and Deloitte Consulting trained 2,000 public employees to operate the system.

In addition to their joint effort in Arkansas, SAP Public Services and Deloitte Consulting have teamed together on several public sector projects, including those for the State of Delaware, Florida Department of Revenue and California Department of Water Resources.

About Deloitte Consulting
Deloitte Consulting is part of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu, a global professional services firm that provides consulting, assurance, advisory, and tax services to nearly one-fifth of the world's largest companies, public institutions, and fastest-growing companies.

About SAP Public Services, Inc.
The company is a subsidiary of SAP America, Inc., which is a subsidiary of SAP AG, a leading provider of e-business software solutions. SAP Public Services, Inc. has more than 250 employees and is headquartered in Washington, D.C.

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