Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission inks deal for ERP work

The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission has awarded a $58 million contract to Ciber Inc. for services that will transform the agency's outdated IT systems into a single, integrated enterprise resource planning system.

Terms of the contract call for Ciber of Greenwood Village, Colo., to install an ERP system from SAP Public Services of Newton Square, Pa., as the second phase of a two-phase project. In the first phase, which was completed in March, Ciber assisted the commission in selecting an appropriate ERP software package and concluded an analysis of current IT systems.

The new ERP system will benefit the commission in finance, procurement, and asset, fleet and fund management, as well as in human resources and e-commerce, Ciber said. The system will allow for better business planning and faster response to market shifts.

The commission currently has multiple standalone systems that rely on outdated technology with separate key pieces of historical and operational data across many platforms. This makes trend analysis and decision-making both difficult and time consuming.

The commission employs about 2,400 people and earns roughly $580 million in annual toll revenue. It operates over 531 miles of turnpike traveled by some 500,000 drivers a day.

Ethan Butterfield is a staff writer for Government Computer News' sister publication, Washington Technology.

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