The city of Long Beach California is going ahead with a sweeping initiative to modernize its human resources and enterprise resource planning processes. City employees have named the new system Long Beach City Operations And Strategic Technologies, or LB COAST, to brand the system unique to Long Beach.
LB COAST will bring human resources, financial management and other enterprise services onto a single system that city employees can interact with. The goal of a single platform is to improve efficiency and information sharing.
“This system is the largest and most complex technology project the city has ever undertaken,” said Mayor Robert Garcia in a statement on LB COAST.
The platform will impact almost all city departments and operations, and also replaces 17 obsolete and increasingly risky city management systems. In addition, many interfaces will be designed and built to connect with other existing systems. Several business processes will also be able to go paperless with LB COAST.
Long Beach will work with Tyler Technologies on the project, which is just the latest of several modernization projects currently underway. As CivSource reported earlier this month, Long Beach just launched a public-facing geospatial open data portal powered by technology from Esri, that renders city data on maps allowing users to find services and explore data patterns visually.
The portal is a follow-up to the open data policy approved by the city council on December 20, 2016.