Since January 2009, the biggest Polish city has been managed with the help of the SAP system implemented by a consortium of Sygnity and BCC. With regard to HR, it was one of the largest SAP projects in Poland involving over 7,000 employees of 19 branches with their own HR functions.
The implementation of SAP in the Warsaw City Hall has covered areas which are critical from the point of view of managing the city: Finance and Controlling (including the Funds Management functionality, part of the SAP solution for public institutions) and the HR and Payroll area. The number of people involved in the project – City Hall employees, Sygnity experts responsible for the Finance function and BCC consultants in charge of the HR & Payroll – exceeded one hundred.
In terms of the value of funds which flow through SAP FI every year and the number of employees processed in SAP HR, the project is definitely one of the largest public sector implementations in recent years in Poland. The value of Warsaw’s assets is PLN 88.5 bn and the annual budget of PLN 8 bn is a source of funding a range of diverse tasks imposed on the local authorities, including transport and communications, education, environmental protection, maintenance of municipal housing stock, road investments and construction, maintenance and modernization of public buildings. The planning, execution and settlement of all tasks is a responsibility of over 7,000 full-time employees of the City Hall head office and branches, working under the direction of the Mayor of Warsaw.
”The implementation of an integrated SAP system is a breakthrough in the management of the capital city of Warsaw. The availability of new IT tools facilitates effective management of the city’s assets and allocated funds and helps to make better use of the potential of our employees. As a result, we are able to fulfill our mission and offer better service to the people of Warsaw, a city of special significance to everyone in Poland”, said Hanna Gronkiewicz-Waltz, Mayor of Warsaw.