A. Sknar, PhD of Economics, New Zealand Association of Economists (NZAE), New Zealand INNOVATIVE ERP APPLICATIONS IN THE PUBLIC SECTOR: A COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS OF NEW ZEALAND EXPERIENCE

Annotation. Contemporary economic science is looking for ways of research actualisation to resolve the challenges under the world financial crisis. Besides existing challenges in private de-regulated sector, one of the efficient innovations can be found in broadening ERP applications in the Public Sector. This paper approaches to the ERP applications mainly from the economical rather than from technical perspective. Comparative analysis of New Zealand public sector is supported by relevant international practical experience (implementations), and by core fundamental analysis of economical nature of business processes used by public entities. The key advantage (based on a historical timeline) comes from a full integration of financial scope and operational activities. Using the example of ERP (as one of the drivers of productivity & performance improvement), the paper is aiming to underline how to bring the best practice and technology (data management and logical architecture) from the private sector into the public sphere.

Keywords: ERP, Public Sector, optimisation, New Zealand, productivity, financial implementation, configuration.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.17721/1728-2667.2015/174-9/13

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