Moreover, the Deloitte consultants on the job had no experience with ERP 2005 and very little with ERP 2004, it added. Marin County was to be Deloitte's "implementation guinea pig" for ERP 2005, according to the complaint.
"At precisely the same time that SAP was encouraging the County to license the new ERP 2005 software, it was acutely aware that the incompetent Deloitte consultants were struggling even to properly implement the old ERP 2004 software," it said.
The "Ramp-Up coach" provided by SAP also lacked the requisite skills and experience with ERP 2004 SAP for Public Sector software, much less the new ERP 2005 version, according to the county.
An SAP spokesman declined to comment beyond the court filings.
Deloitte did not immediately respond to a request for comment. The company has called the county's allegations baseless, and previously filed a complaint seeking unpaid fees.
Chris Kanaracus covers enterprise software and general technology breaking news for The IDG News Service. Chris's email address is Chris_Kanaracus@idg.com