Munis software launched by New Milford
Published 3:49 pm, Friday, July 17, 2015
Comptroller Greg Osipow said Monday since going live with the financial program eight days ago there have only been “how- to questions” from town hall and schools’ administration staff using the new system.
The town purchased the Munis software system in 2013 for $1.25 million to update its outdated financial system, which dated to the 1980s.
Issues in setting up the platform brought repeated delays and required Munis staff to resolve the problems.
Osipow and the town’s finance director, Ray Jankowski. maintained faith in the value of the new system over the two-year delay. Osipow had worked with the system in the past and said it is “the Cadillac” of financial systems.
The Town Council in May appropriated $45,000 from the town’s contingency account to pay the Munis human resources/payroll modification costs.
The schools’ administration matched that amount.
The money was needed for extra days of assistance by Munis to get through the human resources and payroll phases.
Human resources and personnel records applications through Munis are targeted to go live Jan. 1, 2016.
The town has received credits for the delay and for a trainer who came to town too early in the process.