Enterprise Resource Planning

Jackson-Madison County Schools Adopts New ERP

Jackson-Madison County Schools in Tennessee has selected a new enterprise resource planning (ERP) system to help staff manage the district's finances and human resources.

The school district was looking for an ERP with better reporting capabilities and security than its current system and collaborated with the Madison County office to search for a replacement system. The county and the school district took advantage of an existing contract with National Joint Powers Alliance (NJPA), a contract purchasing cooperative, to search for the new ERP.

The search lead them to the cloud-based Munis ERP system from Tyler Technologies. The district plans to implement the Munis financial management, human resource management, employee self-service and content management applications. As part of the agreement, the company will provide Jackson-Madison County Schools with hosting services, professional services, maintenance and support. Because Munis is a software-as-a-service (SaaS) system, the district won't have to invest resources in infrastructure upgrades, and according to Chris Hepburn, president of Tyler's ERP & School Division, Munis "is ready to use off the shelf without customization."

"We needed to upgrade our ERP system and Munis was a good fit because it provides enhanced reporting functionality that will benefit the county and school district," said Mike Nichols, finance director at Madison County, in a news release. "Munis delivered as a SaaS model will allow our staff to focus on other projects, while knowing that our ERP system has built-in technical security."

Jackson-Madison County School System operates 27 schools serving 13,000 students and employing 1,100 staff and 800 support staff.

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Leila Meyer is a technology writer based in British Columbia. She can be reached at leilameyer@gmail.com.

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