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.
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."
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.
Leila Meyer is a technology writer based in British Columbia. She can be reached at [email protected].