The Lotteries Commission of Western Australia (Lotterywest) has inked a $7.3 million contract with Fujitsu Australia Limited to roll out an Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) solution based on SAP Business All-in-One.
The ERP solution is a core component of Lotterywest's business transformation project which includes totally replacing its gaming and business systems.
Fujitsu won the project after an intensive 12 month evaluation process, according to Jan Stewart, Lotterywest CEO.
"At Lotterywest, we pride ourselves on running a truly world-class lottery. We are looking forward to managing our business using the latest technology and working with a partner who has shown a real understanding of our business," Stewart said.
Fujitsu advocated a best practice delivery approach to the project, based on a leveraged model that enables rapid and flexible deployment of best-in-class processes.
This will allow the joint project team to implement the first round of functionality by the end of this financial year, with phase two due for completion by the end of 2008.
Phase one of the project will encompass customer relationship management, financial management and procurement, human capital management, which will connect to the new Intralot gaming system.
Phase two will incorporate grants management, document management, occupational, health and safety and business analytics.
Since Lotterywest distributes the profits from its lottery games back into the WA community, Fujitsu will work with the organization to develop and integrate grants management, assessment and approval processes as part of the SAP solution.
Fujitsu's western region general manager, Tom Hayes, said this is the vendor's very first SAP project win in Western Australia.
"This win highlights our ability not only to outperform our competitors in the ERP space, but also to overcome geography and time zones to deliver value for our clients," Hayes added.