The New Zealand Government is set to save $5 million over a five-year period, after a partnership with SAP New Zealand was signed last week.
The two parties signed an ICT Common Capability Cloud Human Resources Information Systems (HRIS) Agreement, which will allow SAP to provide its HRIS through the Department of Internal Affairs (DIA).
The cloud-based HRIS will be delivered by the SAP SuccessFactors Human Capital Management Suite, and will be used to automate HR processes from 'hire to retire'. Services include HR, compensation, on-boarding, recruiting, performance and goal management, learning management, succession and development, social collaboration and workforce analytics and planning.
As the acting party, the DIA has also signed a Common Capability Agreement on behalf of all government agencies. Those agencies wanting to use the HRIS are able to leverage DIA's work and do not need to go through a full procurement process, SAP states.
The Government's potential $5 million in cost savings demonstrates the fact that the Government is looking at a 'cloud first' ICT adoption strategy, SAP says.
It also shows that it is committed to simplification, contract compliance and less hassle when procuring new solutions or contracts, SAP continues.
“With its ‘cloud first' strategy for technology adoption, the New Zealand Government is not only demonstrating innovation in online-service design and delivery, but is delivering true value to its citizens," says SAP managing director Graeme Riley.
SAP's HRIS cloud service is hosted in Sydney, Australia.