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SAPere: a platform for the regions

ERP platform for
Emilia Region

A SAP platform for economic asset management, financial accounting and logistics for the Emilia-Romagna Region and in re-use for other authorities.

Approach & Solution


Responding more quickly and efficiently to regulatory changes and having necessary information easily available is an increasingly important need for our regions. For almost 20 years we have been managing the Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) of the Emilia-Romagna Region to support planning and control of resources.


In 2012 the Emilia-Romagna Region needed to evolve this system with highly integrated market solutions and our Engineering experts took up the challenge by proposing SAPERE, a SAP platform that is able to:
  • Enhance the system of responsibility and work in the Emilia-Romagna Region Authority.
  • Integrate the way of operating among the different organizational structures of the Region and between these and other regional parties.
  • Promote a significant evolution of online tools for offices, encouraging the elimination of obsolete tools.
  • Strengthen planning and control processes, both internal and external.
  • Create greater clarity in the roles of cross-cutting Directorates, encouraging the introduction and use of planning and control tools.

Testifying to the effectiveness of the SAPERE project, just consider re-use of this system for various public administrations, including the Lombardy Region, the Autonomous Provinces of Trento and Bolzano, the Puglia Region, the Municipality of Bologna and the Umbria Region.


The SAP solution with which we have implemented the SAPERE project manages (incoming data) and is in use at the Governing Body, Council and 6 agencies of the Emilia-Romagna Region.

The following are the different benefits achieved for Emilia-Romagna:
- High scalability of the solution, which enables accounting for a new regional agency to be activated in a very short time.
- Use of new modules, which have allowed the SIOPE+ system to be activated for enabling digital signature via mobile devices.

Finally, migration to the new S/4 HANA solution is planned in 2019, which will improve usability of the system and increase overall performance through the new functionalities of real-time analysis of management data.

Project Value

Process performance

Project Team

Engineering Public Administration Business Unit

Enterprise Excellence Center