The State of Arizona has embarked on an initiative to replace the State’s central accounting system, AFIS, along with a number of other agency financial systems. A contract was awarded to CGI in April as the integrator and software provider. Although system replacement is part of the project, a significant emphasis will be placed on re-engineering the State’s business processes. For this reason, the project has been named BREAZ, Business Re-Engineering Arizona. The Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software that will be implemented is called Advantage. You will see these terms in future communications throughout the life of the project.
Regardless of how we feel about change, we are all going to be experiencing a great deal of change before and after the new system goes live July, 2015. Information can help us all accept and better understand what is going on around us.
BREAZ is a project about people and not only about technology and processes. We are taking many steps to support employees during the changes ahead. Training will be provided to help employees learn the new business processes along with the new modules and tools.
BREAZ will be employing a variety of communication tools, such as: email, newsletters, team or one-on-one meetings, etc. We will use these tools to provide timely and appropriate information.
A BREAZ website is being developed to further facilitate communications with all employees that will be impacted. We have established a BREAZ e-mail account to provide a central email address for ease in contacting the team. You may reach the project team at [email protected]. We encourage you to learn as much as you can about BREAZ as information is distributed throughout the project.
For questions regarding BREAZ, please contact us at [email protected].