Burlington School District of Vermont Reports Immediate Benefits From Tyler Technologies' ERP System
Munis®system gives school district better budget controls, immediate access to invoices and automated, convenient online payroll notifications for school district employees
DALLAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Tyler Technologies, Inc. (NYS: 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."
Burlington Schools serve nearly 4,000 students in grades prekindergarten to 12, across 10 campuses. The district's mission is to prepare all students for success in college, careers and citizenship through access to challenging core academic instruction, enriched arts, math, sciences and wellness experiences, and opportunities to develop 21st century skills.
"The Burlington School District is committed to improving technology's impact on both student learning and the district's effectiveness in serving its constituents, including students, parents and employees," said Richard E. Peterson Jr., president of Tyler's ERP & School Division. "The rapid and positive reviews that Munis has received from the Burlington School District further validates the value that Tyler and its systems generate for customers. The relationship we have already built with the school district gives our team a great sense of fulfillment and we appreciate the efforts of the district's employees that resulted in this success."
About Tyler Technologies, Inc.
Tyler Technologies (NYS: TYL) is a leading provider of end-to-end information management solutions and services for local governments. Tyler partners with clients to empower the public sector — cities, counties, schools and other government entities — to become more efficient, more accessible and more responsive to the needs of citizens. Tyler's client base includes more than 10,000 local government offices in all 50 states, Canada, the Caribbean and the United Kingdom. Forbes has named Tyler one of "America's Best Small Companies" four times in the last five years. More information about Dallas-based Tyler Technologies can be found at www.tylertech.com.
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