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ERP Implementation Project Management Team
Ref No.: 18-04552
Location: Uniondale, New York
Due Date :05/25/2018
Work Authorization:Any Visa
Segment:State and Local
JPAS:NO
Duration: 12 Months (Anticipated start date for awarded firm: July 1, 2018)
Interviews conducted June 5, 2018
Location: Uniondale, NY

Profile:

The client has an Operating Service Agreement (OSA) with Client-LI for the management and operation of the transmission and distribution system owned by the client. They relies on financial information provided by Client-LI and their plans to implement a cloud based ERP solution to improve its ability to manage its overall finances and data and to improve its ability to provide effective oversight of the OSA. Client-LI runs its own financial system with SAP.
They currently utilizes Epicor as its general ledger system, along with several stand-alone feeder systems, covering procurement, debt management, treasury, and accounts payable. The process by which Epicor receives data is extremely manual and, although the financial data is compiled for reporting purposes, Epicor provides minimal analytical ability. The product to replace Epicor will be a comprehensive Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system, consisting of a general ledger and a number of integrated feeder systems, or modules. After researching and analyzing available products, LIPA chose to implement Microsoft Dynamics AX. They are seeking to hire an ERP Implementation Project Team to implement and replace EPICOR. In addition, they are seeking to further its interface capabilities with the Client-LI SAP system.

The scope of work of the ERP Implementation Project Team shall include the following:
• Advise on the selection of ERP licenses, and manage the installation
• Manage the ERP system implementation, including but not limited to, data migration and configuration, Project Management, Testing, and Training, including Help Desk support and Post Go-Live support.
• The Project Team shall prepare all policies and procedures related to System Administration, Data Base Management, applications, archives, network management & security, backup, etc. and a user manual.
The Team shall have a full understanding of project management and software development lifecycle methodologies with the ability to lead or support project teams in designing and implementing project scope, deliverables, budgets and cost. Project management services shall improve the existing business processes, leverage technology solutions, and incorporate electric industry best practices.
Strong expertise in tools such as MS project, MS SharePoint, and Microsoft stack are needed.

Required: Experience with Microsoft Dynamics; Experience with Epicor; experience with electric utilities

Evaluation Criteria:
  • The skills/expertise of the candidates, years of experience and their experience with electric utilities
  • Experience with Microsoft Dynamics
  • Experience with Epicor