United Nations looks to SAP for ERP system

The may be on the verge of installing an ERP system from , potentially resulting in one of the largest public-sector deployments to date for the Walldorf, Germany-based software vendor.

A UN spokesman said Friday that SAP had won the right to negotiate a deal with the organization but that a contract had not yet been finalized.

According to a report by , a German newspaper, citing unnamed sources at the UN, published a story on Wednesday saying that the deal could be worth as much as to SAP.

SAP already has a large presence in the public sector. For example, some of its ERP customers within the U.S. government include the and the agency, a DHS unit that combines the former Customs Service and Border Patrol.