The FINANCIAL — Accenture has been selected following a competitive procurement process to implement a new financial management system for the City and County of San Francisco.
The goals of the new system include increasing the efficiency of financial-management operations, supporting more effective strategic decision-making, enabling improved services for citizens and businesses, and facilitating open and transparent City and County government operations. The system will be built on the customized Accenture Enterprise Services for Government platform, including Oracle’s PeopleSoft Financial Management software and Business Intelligence software, according to Accenture.
The initiative – for which Accenture will serve as systems integrator and help San Francisco develop global best practices in financial management – aligns with the City and County’s goals of strengthening their long-term financial health and fostering investment and innovation.
“Strong financial management capabilities and practices are critically important to help a world-class city like San Francisco continue to thrive and prosper,” said Jens Egerland, who leads Accenture’s public-sector work in California. “We will bring multi-disciplinary capabilities – including our global cities practice and functional expertise in financial management, procurement systems and change management – to help San Francisco modernize its financial management tools and structure.”
Accenture is among the leading global companies working in the United States and internationally to help national, state and local government organizations deploy and upgrade enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems and best-in-class business capabilities. Digital technology advances are increasingly supporting the seamless automation of routine functional tasks, liberating finance professionals to focus on creating organizational value. Accenture’s approach to a creating a high velocity finance organization using services, including the AESG solution, is geared towards implementation of financial management systems at lower cost and greater speed in order to enable new strategic value.