Met Police to use SAP ERP

The Metropolitan Police is set to implement SAP enterprise resource planning software.

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The Metropolitan Police is set to implement SAP enterprise resource planning software.

The new deal will expand the Met’s use of SAP software, which it runs for its finance operations. That system was implemented by IBM.

The Met said it hoped the implementation would drive more efficiency from its resources. It will streamline core business processes on the SAP ERP software, and phase out legacy software.

Some 31,000 police officers and 14,000 other staff work at the Met Police, and it is the largest police force in the UK.

In March, it signed an £18.1 million deal with IT services company Detica for mobile devices.

Separately, it is discussing with the government a £5.3 million, 50-strong national e-crime investigation and response centre, which would require an initial investment of £1.3 million. But the government has not yet committed any money to the unit.

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