Maximus gets Tennessee statewide ERP deal

Maximus Inc. has won a two-year contract worth nearly $70 million from the Tennessee Finance and Administration Department to implement enterprise resource planning software throughout the state government.

Under the contract, Maximus of Reston, Va., will establish a statewide ERP and enterprise asset management system to meet Tennessee's business needs. The contract also includes a $3 million software license and implementation component for Maximus' enterprise asset, fleet maintenance and facilities management software.

ERP is a business management system that automates and integrates an organization's financial and administrative information systems. For governments, these systems include accounting, budgeting, payroll, personnel and purchasing.

"This is a key win for Maximus," said Richard Montoni, Maximus' chief executive officer. Through the project, Tennessee will "realize radical changes for improving the operations of its agencies and ultimately the livelihood of its citizens," he said.

The Volunteer State has more than 20 systems that run human services and payroll administration, and another 50 systems that support financial management, procurement and other administrative areas.

The fragmented nature of the systems makes it difficult to generate timely and accurate management information. The new system will better help manage its resources effectively, the company said.

Maximus, a provider of management, consulting and information technology services, has more than 5,200 employees and had sales of $701 million in 2006.

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