Dodge County ushers in 'Go-Live' with ERP project

JUNEAU — Dodge County’s new administrative software, after being delayed three times in 2019, was hailed Monday by county administrator Jim Mielke after the program went live Jan. 2.

Mielke said, in a release, that Dodge County “ushered in the new decade” with the new Enterprise Resource Planning Project.

The kickoff for the ERP was originally set for May 1, 2019, but it was then rescheduled for July 1, 2019. However, the “system ready” date was scheduled for last October with the “go-live” happening this month.

Mielke said last May the “go-live” date was extended to provide the right amount of training to all who needed it.

The system made by Tyler Munis, replaces the JD Edwards system, which has served the country since the mid-1990s. According to Mielke, the system will provide efficiencies in budgeting and budget forecasting along with improved for accounts payable, accounts receivable, procurement, fleet management, inventory, maintenance and budget monitoring.

The $2.1 million investment was authorized by the Dodge County Board of Supervisors in July 2017.

“During the intervening months, the Dodge County project team worked together and dedicated many hours to ensuring a successful implementation of the Tyler-Munis System,” Mielke said.

He expressed his appreciation for the dedication, and teamwork of the project team. He noted special recognition for the project’s functional leads: Kevin Nakielski, Eileen Lifke, Monica Hooper and Makenzie Drays.

“Each provided invaluable assistance to successful implementation during their two plus years dedicated to the project,” Mielke said.

He said the project’s co-directors: Justin Reynolds, Andy Miller and Susan Mueller stepped up to their roles in May 2019 to assist in moving the project to the “go-live” date.

He said there will be ongoing training related to the budget module in advance of the 2021 budgeting process. The Tyler system provides department heads the ability to review their budget status in “real-time” and for detailed budget forecasting.

Dodge County Board Supervisor David Guckenberger said Monday, “This will be an ongoing project as we fully implement this over the next 18 months. I am looking forward to this being a successful addition to our processes.”

Guckenberger is a member of the IT and Finance Committees for Dodge County.

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