Friday, December 23, 2005
2004 Finalists: "Even though the Oracle Financials application is well-proven, the magnitude of its implementation in Ontario made IFIS the largest Oracle application project in North America. Replacing all the financial systems across the province with one integrated system, and dealing with the number and complexity of interfaces required to enable compatibility with existing sub-systems, required considerable expertise and innovation. To accomplish this, government and private-sector staff worked side by side. IBM was engaged as the prime contractor of a consortium that also included Oracle, Sierra, and RFH Associates to provide the project management, business solution and technical expertise in enterprise- wide systems; and the government?s own corporate Information & Information Technology (I&IT) organization played a key role in ensuring IFIS consistency with Ontario?s e-government strategy."