November 16, 2009 – Accenture has inked a three-year contract with The German Federal State of Rhineland-Palatinate to transform its current personnel administration and payroll system into an integrated and standardized human resource management platform. The new platform will make personnel administration and payroll accounting of the Federal State more efficient. The new platform, named IPEMA, is based on the integrated human resource management solution SAP ERP Human Capital Management. Accenture will customize the SAP software to meet the requirements of Rhineland-Palatinate’s existing IT system landscape and the data of 150,000 employees will be transferred to the new platform as part of the implementation. “Leading-edge information technology is constantly increasing in importance in the field of public administration. It helps to administer tasks more effectively and precisely, both internally as well as externally. In this respect, IPEMA is a real milestone,” said Michael Pitsch, managing director of Accenture’s health and public service practice in Austria, Switzerland and Germany. Accenture is a global management consulting, technology services and outsourcing company.