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Transfield Services(MIS100 2010)

Transfield Services(MIS100 2010)

2009 ranking: 79

Senior IS executive: Alan Clist, general manager, information services Reports to: Executive director NZ, Group CIO (Australia)

Size of IS shop: 15

PCs: 460

Mobile PCs: 650

Terminals: 195

Hand-held devices: 250

Total screens: 1555

Industry: Utilities and waste management

PC environment: Windows XP, HP, Dell

Server environment: HP, Dell, Windows 2003

DBMS: SQL

Address: Level 3, 277 Broadway, Newmarket, Auckland

Website: www.transfieldservices.co.nz

Key IS projects this year: ERP consolidation; employee self-service; manager self-service.

While 2010 ICT budgets for Transfield Services will remain flat, net profit after tax was up 33 percent for the company in results for the half-year up to 31 December 2009, compared to the same period last year, with an investment of $8 million made in business efficiency initiatives during that time. IT will be primarily used in the standardisation of processes, the effective reporting of key measures and to increase operational efficiencies, says Alan Clist, general manager information services.

In January, Transfield Services renewed a 10-year, $103 million roading contract to maintain 350 kilometres of New Zealand’s state highway network in the Waikato and King Country regions for the NZTA. The contract includes proactive and reactive maintenance, response to emergencies, liaison with communities, councils and other stakeholders, and management of any third-party activities, according to the official announcement.

“We have made changes to meet the new contract requirements to the ERP solution and added enhanced asset management capabilities,” Clist says.

ERP consolidation will continue as a key focus throughout 2010, with additional projects of note including employee self-service, which will give all employees on the system the capability to access and update their personal details directly, with electronic workflow controlled leave management in SAP HR. Additionally, manager self-service will allow the manager to go online directly in SAP to access all salary data, leave balances and other key information for the associated profit centres. The primary financial objective is to target leave management efficiencies.

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