Iowa Awards AMS $9.4 Million Contract for Statewide Web-Based ERP Solution.End-to-End Digital Government System Will Dramatically Improve Business Processes
American Management Systems , a global business and IT consulting firm Noun 1. consulting firm - a firm of experts providing professional advice to an organization for a fee
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(application, business) Enterprise Resource Planning - (ERP) Any software system designed to support and automate the business processes of medium and large businesses. ) solution. AMS AMS - Andrew Message System was selected after a competitive bid process found its Web-based ERP solution to be both technically and functionally superior to its higher priced competition. This award continues the momentum of other recent AMS ADVANTAGE(R) 3 awards with Wyoming and Massachusetts; additionally, Iowa becomes the sixth state to select ADVANTAGE HRM HRM Her/His Royal Majesty
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"Through our partnership with AMS, Iowa will make further progress toward a digital government that is cost effective and focused on accountability and productivity," said Dr. Richard J. Varn, chief information officer of the State of Iowa and a nationally recognized leader in digital government. "By implementing this end-to-end Web-based ERP solution, we will dramatically improve the business processes of government and make information more accessible by policy makers and the public."
Cynthia Eisenhauer, director of the Iowa Department of Management, added, "Iowa state government takes pride in being accountable to our citizens. We are committed to meeting the mandate of Iowa's Accountable Government Act, which includes investing tax dollars wisely to achieve results that benefit Iowans. Our partnership with AMS achieves those objectives while continuing to make Iowa a recognized leader in performance-based measurement and accountable government."
The Iowa ERP project leverages AMS's ADVANTAGE suite of administrative solutions and successful track record implementing enterprise-wide administrative systems for a broad range of state and local government and education customers. Utilizing the government best practices that are embedded in ADVANTAGE 3, AMS's implementation will require virtually no customization, resulting in a solution that will be implemented years earlier than other competitors' proposed timelines. AMS will provide software and implementation services for numerous government functions, including statewide-integrated budget and performance management, accounting, e-procurement, and human resources/payroll/benefits.
"Our twenty year relationship with Iowa is an example of how AMS builds enduring, trust-based relationships with our customers," said Terry Blake, AMS Public Sector ERP service line vice president. "We are energized by the evolution of our relationship and are dedicated to delivering the know-how and results that will dramatically transform the business of Iowa's government."
AMS's Web-architected ADVANTAGE 3 is designed specifically to meet the unique administrative management needs of state and local governments. The design and functionality of the solution is based on AMS's unparalleled understanding of public sector administrative needs. AMS ADVANTAGE 3 has been found to reduce previous customization requirements by over 90% and to totally eliminate client-side maintenance costs for the software.
AMS is a $1 billion global business and IT consulting firm whose customers have included 38 state and provincial governments, most federal agencies, and hundreds of companies in the Fortune 500. With deep industry experience and technical know-how in all levels of government and throughout the private sector, the company delivers results that measurably impact business performance and the relationship between an organization and its customers. Founded in 1970, AMS is headquartered in Fairfax, Va. with 47 offices worldwide. The company is traded on the NASDAQ NASDAQ
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AMS ADVANTAGE is a registered trademark of American Management Systems, Incorporated.
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