SunGard PS Goes GA with New Windows-Based ERP for Gov’t
June 30, 2010 Alex Woodie
SunGard Public Sector last month announced the general availability of ONESolution, a new Windows-based suite of applications for local governments and police and fire departments. While SunGard will go forward with ONESolution, which was built in .NET and features the latest Microsoft user interface technology, the company says it’s still committed to selling and supporting its similar line of i/OS-based products–and migrating them to ONESolution.
SunGard PS, which is composed in part of the old HTE company based near Orlando, Florida, sells a range of administrative applications for local governments and schools in the US and the UK.
The new ONESolution is designed to be a central ERP system that handles a range of local government tasks, including managing: utility billing; public works projects; community development; finance and human resources; records management; computer aided dispatch (CAD) for police and fire; and courts and jails.
SunGard PS says ONESolution was developed with the latest service oriented architecture (SOA) technologies, including Microsoft’s Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) for rich user interfaces. The product suite also includes a Java-based Web portal (based on IBM WebSphere), an integrated workflow system, business intelligence, and mobile client interfaces for smartphones.
SunGard PS also sells a suite of software for local governments that runs on the older i/OS server, called NaviLine. At one point, HTE-SunGard PS had hundreds of customers around the country running on its i/OS-based products, including NaviLine. While on the one hand the company says ONESolution is not meant to replace NaviLine, the company is also encouraging NaviLine customers to migrate from the System i to ONESolution running Windows.
“We are very committed and clear on our commitment to NaviLine for AS/400,” says a SunGard PS spokesperson. “Clearly the story here is we’re offering this new product line. Those who are interested in migrating, we have packages available to help ease that transition. Beyond that, if people want to stay on the AS/400, that’s one of our products as well. We continue to sell it, we continue to support it, we continue to enhance it and upgrade it.”
Apparently, ONESolution isn’t a replacement for NaviLine, unless you want it to be.
This article was corrected. ONESolution is the new product released by SunGard PS, not NaviLine. IT Jungle regrets the error.