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October 22, 2014, 7:17 am
970 WMAY News

Firm Behind Also Designed Crucial Fiscal Software For City Of Springfield

A company that helped to design the malfunctioning federal healthcare website is also the firm that developed crucial financial software in use at Springfield City Hall. 


CGI… one of the contractors behind… also manages the proprietary Enterprise Resource Planning program used by the City of Springfield for day-to-day finance management.  City budget director Bill McCarty acknowledges that some departments hate the software, while others have adapted to it well. 


The city paid $6 million for the program in 2007, and spends half-a-million a year in maintenance costs.  The city is working out a long-term maintenance deal with CGI.  The software is not to confused with the city's new fiscal http://www.springfield.opengov.comtransparency website,, which was designed by a different firm

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