Business & Administrative
Washington District Switches to Integrated Financial, Personnel Software
Valley School District in Yakima, WA, became the fourth
school district in
the state to sign on to adopt an integrated financial and
personnel management platform.
The district chose Tyler Technologies' Infinite Visions, designed
specifically for K-12 school districts. Infinite Visions is an enterprise suite that will be used
for financial, purchasing, human resources, payroll, warehouse, fixed
and state reporting modules. It offers centralized workflows, real-time
to consolidated data and reduced duplication of many activities.
Other districts in Washington that
have opted to use the Tyler software rather than the one supplied by
cooperative for school business software are the Kiona-Benton City,
Fife school districts.
Kim Scott, business manager for the
Kiona-Benton City district, said the software switch, which the
implemented in 2009, has saved hundreds of hours of staff time every
about $60,000 in annual costs. Scott said the Kiona-Benton City
1,400 students and 250 staff members, was able to eliminate paper-based
stuffs and the manual entry of substitute teacher information.
"Unlike the state-preferred product
where the software is configured and then pushed out to all of the
school districts, we have a lot more options with Infinite Visions,"
Infinite Visions solution was
designed to help K-12 school districts operate more efficiently, which
the ability to meet unique state reporting requirements," said Tyler
Government Division President Brett Cate.
Michael Hart is a Los Angeles-based freelance writer and the former executive editor of THE Journal.