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California sues SAP over payroll system failures

California sues SAP over payroll system failures

SACRAMENTO -- The battle over California's failed effort to upgrade its payroll system for public employees is heading to court.

Controller John Chiang on Thursday sued SAP Public Services, the contractor he fired in February after deep problems with the project were revealed.

Accusing SAP of failing to adequately develop and test the botched upgrade, Chiang is seeking to recoup the $50 million the state paid the company as well as additional damages to help get the project back on track.

"SAP did not make good on its promise to deliver a system that would pay California employees 'accurately and on time,'" says the lawsuit, which was filed in Superior Court in...

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