Business Lexington reports that outgoing LFUCG administration of Mayor Teresa Isaac may have let an old Peoplesoft problem languish since mid-2006, preventing key financial reports and possibly losing data about spent by the departments. Mayor Newberry has put a team on it, but if it’s like many other similar problems, the longer you wait, the worse it gets.
Oracle’s Peoplesoft isn’t small potatoes at LFUCG… This $10 million dollar investment is used government-wide for
Goals of the system were to eliminate duplication of work, improve audit and accountability trails, reduce paperwork, and improve inter-departmental communications.
At project launch, the schedule was set as
Estimated roll-out or go-live dates are:
Phase I (Financials Core Implementation) – July 2006 (In progress)
Phase II (Financials Supplemental, Projects, Grants, Inventory, Budgeting) – January 2007
Phase III (HR Core Implementation) – January 2007
Phase IV (HR Supplemental) – June 2007
Phase V (Maintenance Management) – TBD after June 2007
Who knows how wide spread or serious the problem is… we’ll need to wait on Jim Newberry’s team to kno…. but I am certain there’s more to come on this one.