Deloitte – “Delivering Ruin” to one customer at a time

Posted on January 6, 2012

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U.S. District Court Judge Susan Illston has granted Marin county the right to move forward on several charges against Deloitte, SAP and former Marin county employee and project manager Ernest Culver. This suit is one more lawsuit against Deloitte in a long string of litigation that spans the nation from coast to coast for yet another failed implementation of software. This long string of litigation also includes the Los Angeles Unified School District‘s payroll system and Levi Strauss & Co. here in California.
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Attorneys for Marin were able to convince Judge Illston that regardless of success or failure of the project, Deloitte was enriching themselves with fees for the failed project. Meanwhile, SAP was conducting regular wine-and-dine discussions of future employment with Ernest Culver to encourage him to sign off on the failed project.

Does any of this sound familiar? We thought it might.

With about a $565 million dollar investment and around six years of failed delivery promises related to CCMS – Ronald George’s bridge to nowhere, California’s judicial branch continues to pursue the fallacy that this project is complete and has been delivered, yet it does not operate in a single court in California. And mini-mimi just can’t understand why the other two branches of government keep targeting her budget when she can provide no proof of the vendors ability to deliver and deploy a functional product for all case types to even a single court.

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