With the SE700 business server, we now have a stable platform that will be able to cope with the growing demand for resources in Rhineland-Palatinate and Saarland for years to come. The managed BS2000 model keeps the solution cost-effective.

Patrick Klaus, Mainframe Operations and Print Center Consultant at the State Tax Office Koblenz, Rhineland-Palatinate
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Landesamt fUr Steuern Koblenz - State Tax Office in Koblenz

The SE700 platform enables the State Tax Office in Koblenz to provide the tax administration resources for its own state and for its partner authority in Saarland.

Customer

Originally founded as the Koblenz Superior Finance Directorate in 1950, the State Tax Office in Koblenz is today a superior state authority under the responsibility of the Federal State Tax Authority of Rhineland-Palatinate. It is responsible for the administrative and technical supervision of the state’s 24 tax offices, including the State Cashier’s Office.

Challenge

The neighboring German states of Rhineland- Palatinate and Saarland have agreed a contract to combine their computing power for tax administration. Since late 2015, the hardware for Saarland’s tax processes has been located at the data center in Koblenz, Rhineland-Palatinate, although Saarland continues to manage its own system administration. As the system now covers two states and the demand for resources continues to grow, a more powerful, scalable platform was needed.

Solution

The managed BS2000 model enabled the State Tax Office to switch to a new generation Fujitsu SE700 business server without a high start-up investment. This has ensured the necessary capacities for both states’ tax administration processes for years to come. The calculations also now run more quickly.

Outcomes

  • State-of-the-art SE700 business server adapted to the states’ growing requirements
  • Managed BS2000 model lowered the initial investment cost
  • 20 percent faster calculations have increased
  • Energy savings
  • Compact devices save space in the data center

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