Pre-Implementation Review of ERP - November 2005
Oracle Contractor Oversight
Released March 2007
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We included this topic in our 2005 audit plan because of the city’s past problems in implementing information systems, notably PeopleSoft in 1999. PeopleSoft was heavily modified and lacked controls, which created problems the city was still coping with in 2005.
- The ERP system will not be able to automate all city processes. As a result, some processes will still be done manually and will require additional controls.
- Data in current systems should be corrected before transfer to the ERP system.
- The ERP system uses a single database, which makes having a disaster recovery plan an essential part of the transition to the new system.
- Streamlining HR/payroll processes will help the city to achieve the benefits of an ERP system.