ASIC after integration partner

The Australian Securities and Investment Commission (ASIC) is tendering for a partner to integrate its Financial Support System (FSS) upgrade project into its new environment.

The Australian Securities and Investment Commission (ASIC) is tendering for a partner to integrate its Financial Support System (FSS) upgrade project into its new environment.

The financial regulator's environment intends to replace its revenue management information system (RMIS) with an Oracle enterprise taxation module and use PeopleSoft to replace its financial management information system (FMIS). Both RMIS and FMIS have been in use since 1998.

As well as integration design and implementation, the winning partner will be responsible for decommissioning the legacy systems as well as Microsoft Access and Lotus Notes databases. Optionally, support may have to be provided.

The FSS system will occur in two stages with the RMIS replacement being progressively rolled out between October 2010 and March 2011, with the FMIS upgrade to follow thereafter.

ASIC's preference is to find a single partner to integrate both the FMIS and RMIS upgrades, but said in the tender documents that it would run them as separate projects if that represented the best value for money.

The tender closes on 16 December 2009.

In August 2008, ASIC announced a $115 million IT infrastructure overhaul dubbed Star Program.