The New South Wales Police Force is considering an upgrade of its SAP software after it went out to market today for a vendor to look into how it uses different modules of the software and how it will affect the state's upcoming shared services move.
The NSW Police currently uses version 4.7 of SAP R/3 within its payroll and human resources sections and has aired plans to study the various modules deployed across the agency.
The study aims to conclude how the software could benefit other functions like online staff training, injury reporting, accounting automation, staff rostering, document management, electronic procurement and fleet asset management.
"[The NSW Police Force] would like to develop a roadmap for all these projects based on their individual priority within the organisation, impact of the SAP upgrade on these projects, and other options available to implement these projects," the agency said in tender documents.
The NSW Police is also looking to determine how the implementation of the state's incoming shared services plan would affect current and future deployments of SAP versions within the law enforcement agency.
Under the shared services plan, agencies including Transport NSW, Police & Emergency Services, Human Services, Education & Training and Health NSW would have their own in-house IT services provider. Other agencies would be bundled into a multi-tenanted agreement with a shared services provider.
The request for quotation closes on 21 January 2011.