When the U.S. Senate began their formal process to request bids from qualified vendors seventeen teams came together to each bid for the right to implement PeopleSoft 9.1 HCM for the Senate. It came down to two teams left battling for the Senate’s endorsement in oral presentations, Deloitte/Oracle and MIPRO/Bart/IBM. In the end the latter team won.
“Because payroll and benefits impact all employees, ensuring a successful implementation on the first try is absolutely critical. Our long term PeopleSoft experience, which includes having been the first company to deploy PeopleSoft 9.0 for a federal agency, together with our partners’ expertise, makes us uniquely qualified to see this project through to a highly successful completion,” said Jesus Medrano, B&A Executive Vice-President and Officer-in-Charge for the Senate contract.
The implementation replaced the U.S. Senate’s payroll, benefits, human resources, and pension mainframe systems with PeopleSoft HCM 9.1. The effort also included the implementation of the Enterprise Performance Management (EPM) Planning and Budgeting module. The system was implemented as vanilla as possible, but as with most implementations some customization were necessary. MIPRO functional analysts drove the design efforts for approved customizations. MIPRO also prepared the training documentation for the functional users of the system while technical documents were produced by the developers and administrators. Currently MIPRO, in conjunction with B&A, provide operations and maintenance support to the Senate Payroll System, Human Resources and Benefits. In addition, the Affordable Care Act was enacted near the end of the project and MIPRO worked with Senate to ensure the system supports all of the ACA requirements.