The California State Controller's 21st Century Project, is a collaborative statewide effort that will replace and improve California's human resources/payroll processes and systems with an enterprise-wide system.

SAP appears to have won the hardware and software portion of the project, although no winner has yet been announced, and the intent to award is scheduled for April 10. The next RFP -- for systems integration -- is scheduled for June.

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Wayne E. Hanson served as a writer and editor with e.Republic from 1989 to 2013, having worked for several business units including Government Technology magazine, the Center for Digital Government, Governing, and Digital Communities. Hanson was a juror from 1999 to 2004 with the Stockholm Challenge and Global Junior Challenge competitions in information technology and education.