Fairfax County, Virginia, Selects SAP(R) Software to Facilitate Cost Savings and Operational Efficiency

SAP(R) Solutions for Finance, Human Resources and Procurement to Add Long-Term Value to the County Government and Its School System

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Fairfax County, Virginia, has selected financial, human capital management (HCM) and procurement solutions from SAP America, a subsidiary of SAP AG (NYSE: SAP), to streamline the day-to-day operations of its county government and public school system. With more than one million residents, Fairfax County's selection of SAP® software is a testament to the global software company's growing presence among public sector organizations in the United States. It marks a win over a number of other software providers, including Oracle. In August 2009 the county will seek implementation bids to replace its outdated legacy systems with the SAP technology.

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Aging technology was putting pressure on Fairfax County's ability to deliver best-in-class service at a low operating cost. To find the offering that would provide the most value to the county's taxpayers, an exhaustive review of solutions was conducted.

A selection committee comprised of Fairfax County government department directors and Fairfax County public schools assistant superintendents unanimously recommended to the purchasing agent that the contract be awarded to SAP Public Services.

New Public Sector Budget Solution

As part of the SAP public sector offering, Fairfax County will use the newly introduced public budget formulation software from SAP (see "Smart Budgeting Helps Optimize Scarce Tax Dollars"). The Web-based solution was specifically developed for the U.S. and Canadian markets to address budgetary needs of local governments and enable more transparency.

SAP Solutions Will Offer Long-Term Value

Local governments are under intense pressure to maximize public value for their constituents. Fairfax County focused on total cost of ownership as an important part of its software purchase review process. The county selected business software from SAP because it was found to provide long-term public value. SAP is committed to extending the lifecycle of its customers' purchases and offers services that support problem resolution and management of updates.

Fairfax County: A Best-Run Government

Fairfax County purchased the SAP® ERP Financials solution, the SAP® ERP Human Capital Management solution and the SAP® Procurement for Public Sector package. The software will help government staff and public school administrators improve day-to-day activities such as financial reporting, purchases, budgeting and payroll. In addition, the technology will help Fairfax County more easily pursue compliance best practices, which can take up a significant amount of resources for local governments.

"Fairfax County has a well-documented reputation of being technologically advanced, and SAP is proud to have been selected by a government that is widely recognized as being best-run," said Mark Testoni, president, SAP Public Services. "We are confident that our solutions deliver the best value and functionality for Fairfax County to operate more efficiently and better serve its citizens."

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