Wednesday, December 05, 2012

WASS Ventura County Edition

The Ventura County Board of Supervisors agreed Tuesday to buy a $18 million financial accounting software system to track how the county government collects and spends every dollar.
The software, hardware and implementation will run about $11 million, with a 12-year license for the system costing another $7 million. Six full-time county employees will be moved to the auditor-controller's office to help put the system in place.
Supervisors approved the new system in principal about a year ago. On Tuesday, it voted unanimously to borrow up to $15 million in short-term loans to help pay for the project. Paying the loans back will cost about $18 million over 10 years.
In addition to the $18 million price tag, running the new system will cost the county about $2.4 million a year for the next 12 years. That shouldn't be included in the total price, Auditor-Controller Christine Cohen told the board, because it's similar to what the county pays to maintain its current system.  Read more:
$1.2m/yr plus $2.4m/yr and 6 full time people. 


Unknown said...

Math is hard.

w said...

Here is a quote regarding the Accela software upgrade the county made for permits in 2010:

“Technically I would say this is not an upgrade,” said John Mooney, professor of information systems at Pepperdine University. “You could say this was a decision to stay with the same vendor and buy their latest product.”