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Wednesday, December 10, 2008 04:56 PM IST (11:26 AM GMT)
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Release no: 18707
Infocrossing, a Wipro Company Partners with the Department of Finance and Employees Relations for the State of Minnesota to Successfully Upgrade ERP System
PeopleSoft HCM Upgrade from 8.3 to 9.0, Benefits more than 50,000 State Employees
Leonia, New Jersey, United States, Wednesday, December 10, 2008 -- (Business Wire India) -- Infocrossing, a Wipro(NYSE:WIT) Company, today announced the completion of a large Oracle PeopleSoft 9.0 upgrade at the Department of Finance and Employee Relations for the State of Minnesota. The department has been recently renamed to Minnesota Management & Budget (MMB). MMB provides payroll and employee benefits services to approximately 50,000 state employees and retirees, with health coverage for approximately 115,000 lives.
The State of Minnesota leveraged Infocrossing's enterprise resource planning and consulting expertise to upgrade from PeopleSoft 8.3 to 9.0 meeting all project criteria in eleven months as planned. The newly implemented HCM system allows the State of Minnesota to effectively manage information of non-employees and the new compliance requirements.
The upgrade has improved printing through the use of newer technologies such as XML, and has set a baseline to enable other reporting capabilities. In terms of security, People Soft 9.0 keeps the State's information up-to-date with ever increasing security policies. The upgrade has thus resulted in "best practices" and has enhanced features for vendor releases of tax upgrades, corrections and enhancements.
"This upgrade is a great example of how a project should be conducted and delivered. Projects of this size and complexity are often late and over budget, but MMB has had a great history of success in delivering successful projects by complete planning, establishing disciplined project management and selecting experienced partners. For this upgrade, we selected Infocrossing and its consultants brought specific business and technical product knowledge that enabled a successful conclusion." said Steve Jorgenson, CIO, MMB.
"Infocrossing's years of PeopleSoft expertise, robust methodologies and toolsets, and experienced consultants have led to the successful implementation of the latest version of Oracle's PeopleSoft Human Capital Management v9.0 at the State of Minnesota," said Scott Antin, Regional Vice President of Sales for Infocrossing. The State of Minnesota has been a leader in adapting new technologies and automating payroll and we are pleased that through this implementation they will derive the benefits of an updated ERP system that can streamline business processes, reduce costs and increase employee satisfaction."
Infocrossing's parent company, Wipro, became one of Oracle's Global SI partners in July 2005. This strategic partnership leverages Wipro's end-to-end services and global delivery model with Oracle's applications and technology solutions. Wipro has extensive Oracle, CRM, JD Edwards, and PeopleSoft practices. The company offers joint solutions on Oracle 11g Database (Grid and RAC), Oracle Fusion Middleware (BPEL, BAM, Web services, and identity management on Oblix), and Oracle application migration to Linux platform.
Wipro Technologies, a division of Wipro Limited (NYSE:WIT) is the first PCMM Level 5 and SEI CMM Level 5 certified global IT services organization. Wipro Technologies was recently assessed at Level 5 for CMMI V 1.2 across offshore and onsite development centers. Wipro is one of the largest product engineering and support service providers worldwide. Wipro provides comprehensive research and development services, IT solutions and services, including systems integration, information systems outsourcing, package implementation, software application development, and maintenance services to corporations globally.
In the Indian market, Wipro is a leader in providing IT solutions and services for the corporate segment in India, offering system integration, network integration, software solutions and IT services. Wipro also has a profitable presence in niche market segments of consumer products and lighting. In the Asia-Pacific and Middle East markets, Wipro provides IT solutions and services for global corporations. Wipro's ADS' are listed on the New York Stock Exchange, and its equity shares are listed in India on the Stock Exchange - Mumbai, and the National Stock Exchange. For more information, please visit our websites at www.wipro.com and www.wiprocorporate.com.
Infocrossing, Inc. is a provider of selective IT infrastructure, enterprise application and business process outsourcing services delivering the computing platforms and proprietary systems that enable companies, regardless of industry, to process data and share information within their business, and between their customers, suppliers and distribution channels. Leading companies leverage Infocrossing's robust computing infrastructure, skilled technical team, and process-driven operations to reduce costs and improve service delivery by outsourcing the operation of mainframes, mid-range, open system servers, networks and business processes to Infocrossing.
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