EDS Awarded $42 Million Contract to Modernize Tax and Revenue System for Ohio

    HERNDON, Va., June 30 /CNW/ -- EDS has been awarded a $42.8 million,
four-and-a-half year contract by the Ohio Department of Taxation to modernize
the Ohio State Tax and Revenue System.
    The new State Taxation Accounting and Revenue System (STARS) will
simplify and streamline tax services to Ohio's citizens and collect state
taxes more efficiently. EDS' U.S. state and local government subsidiary, Saber
Government Solutions, will provide the contract services and solutions.
    The Ohio Department of Taxation is responsible for taxpayer registration,
returns and remittance processing, taxpayer accounting and billing, non-filer
discovery, selection and management of audits, processing assessments,
administering taxpayer appeals, revenue accounting and distribution of tax
proceeds to local governments within the state. The STARS project will improve
agency productivity, reporting, compliance efforts and customer service.
    Under the STARS contract, EDS will consolidate 23 major state tax types
from 27 different legacy applications and databases into a single application
to give the state a better understanding of its citizens and businesses.
    Additionally, EDS will leverage Oracle's Enterprise Taxation Management
solution to implement tax changes more easily and quickly. The Oracle solution
will provide the Department of Taxation with a flexible and configurable tax
and revenue system that will allow the state to implement new and additional
taxes with no additional software fees.
    The STARS solution also includes program management, electronic data
management, system integration, data conversion, training, documentation,
managed server, and storage services. To support ongoing improvement and long-
term growth of the system, Department of Taxation employees will receive
training and hands-on support, enabling them to maintain and expand the use of
STARS as needed.
    "We look forward to working with the Ohio Department of Taxation to
support their growing tax and revenue management needs," said Dennis Stolkey,
vice president and general manager, EDS U.S. Government and Public Sector.
"Our solution is based on technology that will support Ohio for many years and
be maintained by the Department's staff, and will provide the state with the
flexibility to more easily accommodate future tax changes."
    About EDS
    EDS (NYSE:   EDS) is a leading global technology services company
delivering business solutions to its clients. EDS founded the information
technology outsourcing industry 46 years ago. Today, EDS delivers a broad
portfolio of information technology and business process outsourcing services
to clients in the manufacturing, financial services, healthcare,
communications, energy, transportation, and consumer and retail industries and
to governments around the world. Learn more at eds.com.

     Ericka Floyd - EDS
     703 742 1477

For further information:

For further information: Ericka Floyd of EDS, +1-703-742-1477, 
ericka.floyd@eds.com Web Site: http://www.eds.com/

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