Arizona District Revamps Financial Management System


Tyler Technologies has recently signed a contract with Peoria Unified School District in Arizona to implement its financial management solution. The contract--worth more than $1 million--includes licensing, professional services, and ongoing maintenance and support.

Tyler will deploy applications from its MUNIS financial and human resource suites aimed at improving the collection, transmission, and reporting of financial data throughout the district. According to the announcement, the new system will include the GASB 34 Reporter, Tyler Content Manager Limited Edition, the company's Web-enabled Employee Self Service module, as well as Tyler's Operating System Database Administration services.

"Tyler's financial management solution will enable the Peoria Unified School District to consolidate several disparate systems," explained John R. Jones, finance director for PUSD, in a prepared statement. "For the first time, we will be able to link our budget, position control, applicant tracking and payroll processes. We will also automate numerous routine--and typically manual--processes, create Web-based employee self-service opportunities and improve the efficiency of day-to-day tasks. By deploying Tyler's system, we will now be able to integrate with additional Web-based application providers for payment and fee collections, as well as our student information system for fees assessment and tracking."

According to Tyler, PUSD is Arizona's third largest district, serving 37,000 students in 38 schools.

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