Postal Service picks SAP for human resources project

Postal Service picks SAP for human resources project

The Postal Service has awarded a $35 million contract to the American subsidiary of SAP AG, a German provider of enterprise resource planning software, to improve business processes for its human resources system.

USPS is one of the world's largest employers, with more than 700,000 employees'one-third of the federal government's civilian workforce.

'This project will enable us to modernize and centralize our human capital management capabilities and help us provide improved access to information for our employees through an integrated IT platform,' said Robert L. Otto, the Postal Service's chief technology officer. 'The desired result of the project is to leverage technology to provide more value to our most valuable asset, our employees. The software will also provide management with the flexibility to manage and control costs.'

SAP America Inc. will implement its mySAP Business Suite to replace the existing system, which was developed by USPS 25 years ago. The license contract has a value of $14 million, while the consulting portion'to oversee the agency's transition to the new system'is worth $21 million.

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