Thursday, June 17, 2010



Mayor Greg Ballard, Auditor Billie Breaux and members of the City-County’s Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Executive Committee officially announced the start of the city’s INDY CORPS initiative today at the City-County Building.

An ERP system is commercially available software, primarily used by municipalities and corporations, to update and streamline administrative business functions. INDY CORPS will manage financial accounting, procurement, human resources, and payroll systems using Oracle’s ‘PeopleSoft’ application as a common data repository.

“Under our new ERP system our enterprise wide approach will be a unified and consolidated effort to best deliver goods and services to the residents of Indianapolis,” said Mayor Ballard. “This is the future of our City-County government and our ERP system will be the driver that revolutionizes the way we do business here. “

The name INDY CORPS, was submitted by Andrew Houge from the Department of Metropolitan Development and voted on by the City-County user community during a two month survey. Over 1,000 City-County employees submitted their ideas and voted on the name they thought best described the City-County’s process improvement efforts.

Implementation will likely begin with the streamlining of the City-County’s human capital management systems. This would include core human resources functions such as payroll, time and attendance, benefits administration, employee self service, and pension administration.

Follow up modules will likely include financial applications as well as productivity and integration tools.

“This is a historic time for the consolidated City of Indianapolis – Marion County,” said Auditor Billie Breaux. “As a member of the ERP Executive Committee, I am looking forward to this project and being able to provide the best possible services to the local taxpayer and the City-County employee.”

The City-County expects to see immediate productivity improvements, quicker financial close cycles, procurement cost reduction and better overall data quality and access; as well as a positive return on investment projected by year five.


The selection of software provider Oracle and implementation firm Zanett, follows a May 25 I.T. Board meeting, and a June 8 Admin and Finance Committee meeting, where members voted 9-0 and 6-0, respectively, in support of resolutions that authorize funding for ERP software and implementation services.

Zanett, with offices in Central Indiana, provides business consulting and technology services for state and local government, healthcare, manufacturing and distribution, retail, and the life sciences industries. Zanett’s customers include public sector, national and international clients, as well as fast growing businesses.

Also, in keeping with the City-County’s minority business goals, Zanett is partnering with several local Minority, Women and Veteran-Owned Business Enterprises (MBE/WBE/VBE). Local firms ENTAP, Sondhi Solutions, CSCI Consulting and PME will provide specialized implementation services as part of the project.

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