what is the TCOproblem?
high implementation costs
. Governments are legally “budget
driven” where high TCO
and unexpected cost overruns may requiresupplemental budgets or extracting funds from other priorities.
High maintenance costs
High upgrade costs
Unexpected risk costs
Additional sustainability costs for
. Some ERPsolutions have expensive functional and technical training courses required tocertify government staff. Government employees can leverage this certificationto join private companies. Governments need programs to retain talent andprevent this
what are the GRPacquisition costs?
personnel costs and consulting fees
for needs analysis and thedevelopment and maintenance of a request for proposal. Procurement costsincluding engaging financial and IT experts throughout the process. Governmentprocurement cycles for GRP tend to be lengthy.
hardware, networking and required bandwidth
for the computinginfrastructure to support the GRP. This includes disaster recovery sites, testingcentre, provisioning of reliable power and long-term telecommunicationscontracts. This also includes the personnel costs to accept shipments of equipment.
software including security, database, load-balancing, operatingsystems and systems management tools necessary to support theimplementation.
The GRP software
are typically based on the number of (named orconcurrent) users or size of the government.