Tyler Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: TYL) today announced that the Burlington School District of Vermont has quickly realized value and efficiencies during the two months since the district went live with Tyler’s Munis ® enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution.
The school district chose Munis to replace an in-house system that was developed decades ago, required significant customization and didn’t integrate with other vital data and management systems.
The Burlington School District selected several Munis applications, including human capital management, financial management and payroll processing. The district also plans to conduct its budgeting cycle with Munis to greatly improve the accuracy of its overall budget process.
“With Munis, we have converted to a 21st century program that will help the school district manage its finances much better going forward,” said Burlington School District Superintendent Jeanné Collins. “Munis gives us greater control of our budget codes and functions, including electronic approval of requisitions with business rules that don’t allow users to go over budget, which creates more accountability and ownership of spending by the front-end user. Also, the immediacy of the computerized system gives up-to-the-minute detail, which allows for greater controls and ease of use.”The school district is also relying heavily on Munis to enhance the payroll process, including being able to send email notification of direct deposits to employees, which saves the district time, paper and postage. The use of TylerForms lets the district access copies of direct deposit advices or paycheck stubs directly from an employee’s record, which saves significant time in responding to employees when they have questions. “Our previous system was built in-house about 30 years ago. It was cumbersome and had significant customized programming, which was challenging when upgrades were performed, and it required a consultant to run reports,” Collins said. “Unlike our prior system, Munis is fully integrated to HR and payroll, which allows for greater efficiency and streamlining of those functions. We have found Munis to be very intuitive and easy to use.”