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City Government Skips $2 Million Upgrade, Raises Value of PeopleSoft HCM & FSCM

“I tend to advocate for riding our existing PeopleSoft systems as long as possible, getting the most bang out of the taxpayer’s money as possible. We should be telling the Toyota ‘200,000 mile car’ story. It’s my hope that we can ride five to seven more years out of our PeopleSoft applications.”
Chad Cottle, Director of Enterprise IT Solutions & C-CISO
Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government

Challenges

Even progressive city governments must scrutinize technology spending and plan their IT budgets carefully. Running a stable version of PeopleSoft for Human Capital Management (HCM) and Financials, Lexington-Fayette Urban County (LFUCG) was satisfied with its system’s capabilities, even as time was running out for Oracle support. Upgrading to PeopleSoft 9 did not offer discernable benefits and was too expensive – though IT considered tax, legal and regulatory updates necessary to maintain HR and financial processes.

Rimini Street Solution

LFUCG IT staff sought experienced support for PeopleSoft HCM and was particularly interested in customized tax, regulatory and legal updates. Rimini Street provides these updates to the ERPsystems it supports, charging half as SAP much for superior service. Assigned Primary Support Engineer (PSEs) provide personalized service, enabling the country’s IT staff to be more efficient.

Client Results

  • Saved 50 percent of the vendor’s maintenance fee, making it possible run its robust and stable PeopleSoft platform without undergoing an unnecessary and disruptive $2 million upgrade.
  • Maintained the functionality of payroll and financial applications as well as receiving tax, legal and regulatory updates tailored to specific processes and geography.
  • Received 24/7/365 one-call response through Rimini Street PSEs and assigned account representatives.

 

Client Profile
The territory, population and government of Fayette County — located in the heart of Kentucky’s Bluegrass Region — are coextensive with the city of Lexington, which also serves as county seat. Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government works in partnership with the community to provide a safe and secure environment, excellent customer service, a vibrant organization and economic opportunity.
Industry
Government
Geography
Lexington, Kentucky, United States
Revenue
$250 million USD
Employees
3,200
Applications
PeopleSoft FSCM 8.9, HCM 9.0
Technology Platforms
IBM pSeries/AIX/Oracle Database 10g

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