SLG business brief: ERP, CRM and radio networks

This, the first week in the New Year (2011 for those keeping track), saw a handful of new contract wins and solution releases for the State and Local Government space. A new ERP system for Mesa, Ariz., enhancements to Oregon’s Wireless Interoperability Network, and a new Gartner rating for Oracle’s local government CRM platform leads the way in this edition of SLG Business Brief.

According to an announcement from CGI Group Inc. on Wednesday, the City of Mesa, Arizona has selected the company’s AMS Advantage enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution. Dubbed the CityEdge project, the ERP system is part of citywide effort to eliminate the current siloed environment that houses its legacy financial, personnel, payroll, and timekeeping systems. CityEdge is one of the largest business process changes in the city’s history, Mesa City Manger, Chris Brady, said. The deal is worth $14.5 million over five years.

Harris Corp. has landed a 10-year deal with the state of Oregon to consolidate radio networks currently operated independently by the Oregon Department of Transportation, State Police, Forestry Department and Oregon Department of Corrections. A statewide “network of systems” will be created for mission-critical, interoperable, public safety communications, the company said Tuesday. The contract is valued at $100 million.

In a deal announced earlier today, Canadian-based BasicGov Systems Inc. said the City of Beaumont, Calif. has added a module for its permitting and inspection operations. The City of Beaumont’s four departments – Planning, Code Enforcement, Public Works and GIS – are all now using BasicGov software, the company said. The contract is based on a SaaS-delivery model and is renewable yearly, a spokesperson said.

Gartner Inc. has given Oracle a rating of “Strong Positive” for the company’s customer relationship management software for local government agencies. Gartner identifies five categories for evaluating vendors including: vertical/industry strategy, products/services offered, overall visibility (business unit, financial, strategy, organization), geographic strategy and offering (product) strategy. Oracle scored the highest possible ranking. Nine other vendors were included in the CRM vendor rating.

Tyler Technologies today announced a new product application for trial judges using the company’s Odyssey court case management suite. Tyler’s Odyssey SessionWorks Judge Edition uses touch-screen capabilities to eliminate paper files and folders while giving judges the ability to efficiently and securely access case information while court is in session, the company said in a statement. Details on the new offering were not available.

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