Tyler Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: TYL) has successfully moved 173 Kentucky
school districts from traditional on-premise deployments of its Munis®enterprise
resource planning (ERP) system to a hosted Munis solution. The
process took less than two years and makes Kentucky the largest school
system in the U.S. on a cloud-based financial management system.
The Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) has been a Munis client for
18 years. KDE recommended its school districts migrate to a hosted Munis
solution for numerous benefits, including:
More reliable access and availability of Munis services compared to
the individual districts' on-premise infrastructure, which had reached
end-of-life and needed significant investment.
Cost savings from transitioning infrastructure and software
maintenance from the districts' IT teams to Tyler's focused, highly
trained technicians who can more efficiently support the school
Disaster-recovery services with redundancy and fail-over features that
would be cost-prohibitive for school districts to achieve on their own
with an on-premise solution.
Tyler's evergreen policy, which ensures the districts will continue to
have the most current version of Munis
without disruption of business or relicensing costs.
"Kentucky is a national P-12 leader in cloud computing and has already
successfully transitioned many services to the cloud, including
statewide email, and we believe that migrating to a hosted Munis
solution is the best investment of state dollars for the long term,"
said David Couch, associate commissioner for the Office of Knowledge,
Information and Data Services. "By moving to Munis' cloud-based model,
we're actually increasing reliability and capabilities for our school
districts, while taking a lot of work off their IT staff. Cost
reductions are a benefit of cloud-computing, but for Kentucky schools,
our primary driver was increasing the reliability of services beyond
what our aging on-premise infrastructure could provide. For 18 years,
Munis has been a very good product for us, and we're excited about the
cloud-based Munis model because it gives Kentucky schools an outstanding
financial solution and infrastructure far into the future."
Of Kentucky's 174 school districts, the remaining Jefferson County
Public Schools (JCPS) is working with Tyler on a migration plan, and
will keep its more than 100,000 students and 6,400 teachers on its
current, on-premise Munis system until the migration is complete.
"This project was a successful collaboration between Tyler, KDE and
Kentucky school districts. Migrating approximately 10 districts per
month in less than two years, and completing the project on time and on
budget, is no small feat," said Richard E. Peterson Jr., president of
Tyler's ERP & School Division. "The Kentucky Department of Education is
truly a national P-12 leader in aggressively pursuing cloud-based
solutions, and they're showing solid stewardship of the state's
financial and human resources with the technology decisions they're
About Tyler Technologies, Inc.
Tyler Technologies (NYSE: TYL) is a leading provider of end-to-end
information management solutions and services for local governments.
Tyler partners with clients to empower the public sector - cities,
counties, schools and other government entities - to become more
efficient, more accessible and more responsive to the needs of citizens.
Tyler's client base includes more than 11,000 local government offices
in all 50 states, Canada, the Caribbean and the United Kingdom. Forbes
has named Tyler one of "America's Best Small Companies" five times in
the last six years. More information about Dallas-based Tyler
Technologies can be found at www.tylertech.com.
Jetstream PR for Tyler Technologies
Tony Katsulos, 972-788-9456,