The Department of Conservation has “paused” 14 ICT projects to enable completion of an SAP-based finance and asset management upgrade.
The projects, which are all part of the department’s Te Pae Tawhiti Whaia Kia Tata – Navigating to New Horizons digital strategy, will be rescheduled for years three and four of the programme, according to disclosures to Parliament’s environment select committee.
Only three of the 14 projects had actually started: a website front-end upgrade, a critical risk application and a remote monitoring project.
The new digital strategy established a four-to-five-year programme of renewal, replacement, and implementation of new digital services for the department.
The agency’s current SAP finance and asset management system was purchased in 2003 at a cost of $3.2 million. It is now receiving a full upgrade with the first major go-live scheduled for early July.
PricewaterhouseCoopers is known to have worked on the development of the digital strategy while Tenzing has provided services to the SAP project.
The vision at Te Papa Atawhai was to “work with others to achieve greater positive outcomes for nature”.