Cost of DEC LMBR Program to soar past $573m

LMBR delay

Tuesday 16th December 2014

Agency to plead for more funds to finish troubled rollout.

NSW Education expects to have spent $573 million on its troubled ERP overhaul by the middle of next year, at which point it will have to return to the state government for more funds to finish the mammoth project.

In a report released today, NSW Auditor-General Grant Hehir detailed how the department’s Learning Management and Business Reform (LMBR) project got the better of the state’s education administrators.

Hehir revealed the project will be nearly $100 million past its original $483 million budget by the end of 2014-15, with as many as 2000 NSW schools still waiting to receive the upgraded SAP-based finance, payroll and student management solutions.

wazmacCost of DEC LMBR Program to soar past $573m