Monday, November 21, 2011

LAUSD > SAP > ERP > BTS RETURNS!: Phoenix Business Consulting Secures Contract With The Los Angeles Unified School District


The Acronym Scorecard + historical reminder:


SAP AG - Systeme, Anwendungen und Produkte in der Datenverarbeitung ("Systems, Applications and Products in Data Processing") is a German software corporation that makes enterprise software to manage business operations and customer relations.SAP is the market leader in enterprise application software.


SAP’s best known products are its Enterprise Resource Planning application (SAP ERP). Enormous cost overruns associated with botched SAP ERP implementations are the stuff of legend in IT circles.


Nine months after the Los Angeles Unified School District launched the SAP Human Resources and Payroll modules in 2007 — as part of a larger ERP rollout dubbed Business Tools for Schools, or BTS—tens of thousands of LAUSD employees at 700 schools were unpaid or overpaid or underpaid.

The situation for teachers—the vast majority of employees hit by the payroll snafu—got worse as the district unsuccessfully struggled to get the system errors corrected in time for tax season and other regulatory deadlines.

- from Wikipedia and | more

LA Times: LAUSD Payroll Fiasco Comes to an End (Nov 2008)

The Google News Archive on the LAUSD Payroll Fiasco


from the LAUSD BTS page - What's New:

Budget reductions for fiscal year 2009-2010 will have a significant impact on services provided by the Information Technology Division, BTS (Business Tools for Schools) branch. Unfortunately, the reduction of positions has lead to a reduction of BTS-related services including the BTS Training Team.

press release from MARKETWIRE via COMTEX |

LOS ANGELES, CA, Nov 21, 2011 -- On November 16, 2011, The Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) Board of Education selected Phoenix Business Consulting in a 6-0 vote as the implementers for a fixed bid contract for SAP financials and procurement. SAP is the world-wide leader in enterprise resource planning (ERP) software. The SAP software implementation at LAUSD will include the modules for general ledger, accounts payable, accounts receivable, fixed assets, funds management, grants management, materials management, warehouse management, Business Warehouse, SAS reporting and Supplier Relationship Management - Procurement for Public Sector (SRM PPS) 7.0. The project will take approximately 21 months to complete and will have 40 consultants working on the project during peak periods.

Phoenix Business Consulting was founded in 1997 and quickly became a leader in implementing SAP at state and local government agencies including cities, counties, higher education and school districts. The firm has a number of tools, reports, pre-configured systems and accelerators specifically designed for Public Sector customers. Phoenix Business Consulting hires only the highest skilled consulting resources and prides itself on never having failed in an SAP implementation project. Phoenix Business Consulting's particular area of expertise is taking over troubled SAP projects and seeing them through to completion.

Although a leader in Public Sector implementations, the firm also provides full-scale implementation, system reviews, training and support for diverse industries including: banking, consumer products, apparel, technology, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, automotive and manufacturing.

Phoenix Business Consulting has had over fourteen years of SAP implementation experience including a recent successful implementation of the financials and procurement modules of SAP at the Miami-Dade County Public Schools. Phoenix Business Consulting has had a 10 year relationship with the Los Angeles Community College District (LACCD) and a 5 year relationship with LAUSD. Phoenix Business Consulting received an overwhelming amount of support from the selection committee at LAUSD based on Phoenix Business Consulting's pricing, quality of resources and references.

Phoenix Business Consulting looks forward to continuing its successful working relationship with LAUSD on its implementation of the financials and procurement modules of SAP.

For more information, or to interview Phoenix Business Consulting, please contact Eileen Koch of Eileen Koch & Company Inc., a public relations firm, at 310-441-1000 or email

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