Pa. Turnpike turns out SAP project

The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission (PTC) today announced it has successfully completed the second phase of a three-phase implementation of an SAP enterprise resource planning project.

Service partner Ciber has been on the project since May 2006 and is managing the business process re-engineering and system implementation project for PTC.

The project, dubbed PTC Readiness for an Integrated Decision-making Enterprise (PRIDE), 'has taken our organization silos and has begun to move us toward a true enterprise approach to our business,' said Jeff Mesaric, PTC CIO. 'Throughout the project we have insisted that the data in our new SAP system represent 'one version of the truth' and we believe we have accomplished that goal.'

The first phase was completed 30 days ahead of schedule in February 2007. The second phase, an implementation of the SAP ERP human capital management and payroll functionality, was completed on time and on budget, Ciber officials said. The third and final phase is scheduled for completion during the first quarter of 2008 and will integrate the business functions of financials, materials management, supplier relationship management, plant maintenance, project systems, electronic document management and business intelligence.

PTC had multiple IT systems that relied on outdated technology, said Ed Burns, president of Ciber's state and local government solutions. 'With project PRIDE, we are helping PTC consolidate this information into one system to simplify trend analysis and decision-making activities and increase business efficiency.'

The 536-mile superhighway has 60 toll collection facilities, eight police barracks and five tunnels.

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Trudy Walsh is a senior writer for GCN.


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