Accenture has won a contract worth £22 million over five years to design, integrate and deliver the shared service system to manage human resources, payroll, finance and procurement operations for the 80,000 employees of the UK Ministry of Justice.
It is expected that the new system will deliver savings of £28 million per year by 2014. Accenture will also run and maintain the Shared Services IT Service Desk for the duration of the five-year contract. The company will work with Steria, which delivers the Oracle Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) application development, and Savvis, which delivers the Infrastructure-as-a-Service platform.
The UK Ministry of Justice has a budget of £9.2 billion, which it uses to serve nine million people, 650 courts and tribunals and 139 prisons in England and Wales.