Oklahoma School Districts Unify Administrative Systems

Two districts in Oklahoma are turning to ERP to help overhaul their administrative processes. Union Public Schools and Muskogee Public Schools this week went public with plans to deploy the Munis Enterprise Resource Planning suite from Tyler Technologies.

Union, with 19 schools serving some 15,000 preK-12 students, said it's moving to the full Munis suite in an effort to bolster financial reporting and improve efficiencies in other areas.

"We're excited to work alongside Tyler Technologies to bring their leading software system to our public school system," said Debbie Jacoby, Union Public Schools CFO, in a statement released this week. "Their expertise in software design and customer support made Union's final decision to purchase Tyler's Munis software system. We are confident that the improvement in our financial reporting will allow us to focus on our primary goal--enriching our students' educational experience."

Union has also signed on for additional information technology services from Tyler, including disaster recovery and database and OS administration services.

Muskogee, meanwhile, which serves 6,200 students in 13 schools, is deploying a more limited set of tools from the Munis suite: its financial and human capital applications. But like Union, Muskogee has also signed on for Tyler's OS and database administration services.

"Muskogee looks forward to benefiting from the enhanced reporting features of Tyler's Munis solution as well as the ability to easily export data to spreadsheets and other programs," said John Little, CFO of Muskogee Public Schools, also in a prepared statement. "We also like the tight integration between the financial and human resource applications."

Between the two districts, the deployments will run more than $1.2 million, including software, support, maintenance, and professional services.

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