Oak Grove to switch city’s finance software

by Kelly Johnson
Staff Writer

The Oak Grove City Council has agreed to change the city’s accounting software.

The city will be moving from JD Edwards accounting software, which is purchased through Logis, to Banyon Data systems software.

The move will cost the city approximately $9,000 in 2012. Costs will be lower in subsequent years as annual costs for 2013 are estimated at $770, which is for annual support.

Currently Oak Grove pays $15,810 to Logis for the finance application program, licenses, development and program wellness.

Estimated costs for Logis in 2013 are the same, resulting in a $15,040 annual savings by switching finance software programs.

According to City Administrator Rick Juba, the city will transition software in phases over the coming year before using Banyon Data financial software exclusively in 2013.

Banyon currently has a client list of some 200 cities, including Spring Lake Park.

Kelly Johnson is at kelly.johnson@ecm-inc.com

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