700 Graham Rd
Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44221
State Software Discussion
Tyler has 2,400 employees and serves 11,000 local government entities across the country. They have approximately 700 employees dedicated to Munis support. 18 years ago they implemented Munis on a state wide basis in Kentucky’s 176 school districts taking 3 years to do so. Akron and Columbus city schools have been using Munis for 5 years now and Berea is currently implementing it. This experience would aid greatly in rolling Munis out to a group across Ohio in the future as Tyler has already hashed through ODE, ORC, SERS and STRS requirements.
The plan that is evolving would most likely leverage ITC’s to aid in deployment. Tyler Technologies would train and certify their own project teams. ITC staff would function in primarily the same way that they do now for State Software. The software itself could be centrally housed at the state or Tyler, housed at ITC’s or housed at individual districts. Cost would be driven by ADM so smaller districts would pay less than larger districts. As participation increases, costs would also decrease for the group as a whole. None of the details have been completely worked out yet.
The proposed suite of Munis modules would include the following: Accounting/GL, Accounts Payable, Budgeting, Project & Grant Accounting, Cash Management, Purchasing (Requisitions/Purchase Orders), eProcurement, Fixed Assets, Human Resource Management, Applicant Tracking, Payroll, Employee Self-Service, General Billing, Accounts Receivable, Munis Analytics, & Reporting, Tyler Content Manager, Tyler Forms Solution.
A theoretical plan of attack for the state of Ohio is to be discussed in the next couple of weeks at a meeting between OASBO, MCOECN and Tyler.