Project Description

Municipal Financial/HR System Implementation Support

Project Brief

The Municipality of Anchorage implemented SAP as their new enterprise resource planning (ERP) system to improve employee relations, purchasing and financial processes. The new system is used by the entire Municipality, including Departments, Utilities and Bureaus and enables them in employing the most recent and accurate information to make the best decisions and consequent best actions.

As part of this SAP implementation, Wostmann and Pango Technology, working together as Alaska IT Group (AITG), provided business analysis, system integration and project management. Our team conducted detailed interviews and documented process flows for time-keeping and leave accrual across several departments and two municipal utilities. Since municipal employees were represented by several different unions, the team analyzed collective-bargaining agreements and created a cross-walk illustrating business rules to configure and customize payroll. In addition, Wostmann business analysts interviewed dozens of business users to document and diagram current and proposed system interfaces. 

To prepare for system release, we provided project management for several workstreams, coordinated software and timeclock installation, training support and system integration development and testing. Following release, our team provided project management and technical support in triaging hundreds of defect tickets and change requests.

Deliverables: Successful release of scores of system interfaces and the new time-clock system.

Deliverables

  • Successful Release of Scores of System Interfaces

  • New Time-Clock System

Related Work

State and Local Contracts

Wostmann & Associates has more than 25 years experience in state government technology projects. We have supported the State of Alaska in a variety of initiatives, from website and reporting systems to complex integration and enterprise systems and we welcome opportunities to any state with our experienced, senior technology professionals. We often perform our government services via our joint-venture partnership, Alaska IT Group, which combines our services with those of other leading small technology firms. Wostmann and Alaska IT Group are registered in Alaska for several IT service categories listed below. State agencies and local governments may utilize the Alaska Task Order Procurement System (TOPS) for our services or may contact us directly for more information.

  • Cat 2: Mid-range Systems Support

  • Cat 3: Specialized Server and Middleware Administration

  • Cat 4: Data Center Consulting

  • Cat 5: Security Consulting

  • Cat 6: IT Management Consulting

  • Cat 7: IT Procurement and Grant Services

  • Cat 8: OS390 and Z/OS Mainframe Applications Programming Support

  • Cat 9: Distributed Application Analysis, Design and Programming

  • Cat 10: Document Management

  • Cat 12: Project Management

  • Cat 13: Quality Assurance