Local Leadership: A Key Factor in Long-Term Recovery

Federal and state governments across the U.S. are becoming better prepared for natural disasters. They work to ensure extensive destruction is avoided or minimized by planning and preparing for such events, as well as providing funding and guidance for a long-term recovery and mitigation after a disaster has occurred. Even with this, there is still…

How Government Resource Planning Can Improve Citizen Services

British inventor, Sir Arthur C. Clarke, once said, “Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.” Over the years, technology has improved nearly every aspect of human existence. At first considered a corporation’s game, Information and Communication Technology (ICT) has been embraced in the public sector to help ensure proper governance. At a time when…

Understanding Public Sector ERP Vendors: What They Say vs What They Mean

The public sector is popular right now with ERP vendors and system integrators. Large vendors like Oracle, SAP, Microsoft and Infor are boosting their R&D funding and smaller vendors are also jumping in. But public sector projects offer a special set of challenges that shouldn’t be underestimated by these new vendors – or by the…

Tuesday Poll: ERP Projects and Subway Sandwiches

Over the past few months we have posted a couple of blogs comparing ERP successes and failures to Subway sandwiches (the most recent article can be read here). What type of Subway sandwich represents your company’s ERP project? Take a moment to vote in our poll and then check back to review the overall results. [poll…

Part III – Innovative Thinking: Don’t Be Afraid . . . the Public Demands it!

I had the pleasure of speaking at the Financial Management Institute’s PD Week 2013, “Transformation Through Innovation,” which was an appropriate theme for Canada as financial managers across all levels of government in Canada are embarking on a journey to implement the largest agency-wide ERP system in history. I admire the leaders behind this initiative…

Deltek to be Acquired by Thoma Bravo for $1.1 Billion or $13 Per Share in Cash

Deltek to become a privately held company Deltek, Inc., the leading global provider of ERP software for professional services firms and government contractors, today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement under which Deltek will be acquired by leading private equity investment firm Thoma Bravo, LLC in an all-cash transaction valued at approximately […]

Vendor Snapshot: Tyler Technologies

As one of the biggest names in the government ERP market, Tyler Technologies (NYSE: TYL) offers the software solutions that help more than 10,000 local governments and schools address their unique operational functions and requirements. Founded in 1966 as Saturn Industries, Tyler reorganized in the late ’90s to focus on the IT and ERP needs of…