The Future of Public Sector ERP is Agile Cloud-Enabled Services (ACES)

The landscape for public sector enterprise resource planning (ERP) system deployments is changing dramatically. Governments are moving away aggressively from highly customized, on-premises solutions toward shared platforms and cloud-enabled managed services. In response, ERP solution providers must offer unprecedented flexibility to meet varying government needs for customization, control and cost containment. Solution providers must also ensure that ERP software, implementation and ongoing operations are tightly integrated to maximize efficiency and accountability. This paper describes the evolving market for public sector ERP deployment models and advocates the need for a flexible ecosystem, named Agile Cloud-Enabled Services (ACES), to serve the diverse requirements of governments of all sizes. We can all use a few more aces in our hand.

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County government is established to serve the local needs of the people or rural areas outside incorporated cities. Counties may levy and collect taxes, conduct elections, enforce laws, purchase and control property, erect buildings necessary for the use of the county, provide for public health and welfare, provide fire protection, license businesses and trades, establish and maintain schools and libraries and record property mortgages, deeds and other legal documents.

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Security Clearances for Contractors and Government Employees

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Customer Chronicles — Securing State and Local Government Agencies with Strong MFA

whitePaper | February 3, 2020

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whitePaper | January 16, 2020

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whitePaper | February 10, 2020

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whitePaper | January 8, 2020

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Utah County

County government is established to serve the local needs of the people or rural areas outside incorporated cities. Counties may levy and collect taxes, conduct elections, enforce laws, purchase and control property, erect buildings necessary for the use of the county, provide for public health and welfare, provide fire protection, license businesses and trades, establish and maintain schools and libraries and record property mortgages, deeds and other legal documents.

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