For anyone who claims government is all about waste, consider Salinas, California which just upgraded its homegrown 30-year-old public administration system. The city went with New World Systems for the upgrade which includes financial management, human resources, community development, and business process changes that will bring the city into the new century.
The new system will eliminate a largely paper-based process with something that is both digital and automated. According to Finance Director for the city of Salinas, Matt Pressey – the decision to go with New World was based on 15 site visits to neighboring communities already using Logos.NET and positive feedback received from those municipalities.
Salinas has a population of more than 155,000 and is the county seat for Monterey County.
The city hopes to improve government transparency and service delivery with the automation of more of its workflows as well.
Upgrades to city systems are becoming more common as old homegrown systems reach the end of their workable lifestyle. New York City recently moved off of mainframe computers to a more modern system in its finance department.