Reply to post: Billion dollars buys a lot of clerks

Australia to spend a billion bucks and seven years on SAP project


Billion dollars buys a lot of clerks

It is of order a thousand dollars per recipient.

You could process all the payments by hand for that. Perhaps with a very simple fund transfer system and a few spreadsheets.

It is interesting that the Tax office consumes roughly 1% of GDP, which is exactly what it consumed back in the 1950s before any computerization.

The bigger the project, the less likely it is to succeed. A billion dollar project has no chance at all.

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