City to get new $213K software system

Published 12:01 am Wednesday, April 17, 2013

The City of Andalusia’s business operations will become more streamlined over the next 18 to 24 months, as the council agreed Tuesday to move forward with a new software system.

New World Systems, which installed the software in 2002, is sunsetting the city’s current system. The city will move to the company’s new municipal operating system, and the company will be able to preserve the data currently stored.

The system, which costs $213,408, will be purchased in installments.

Among its features is the ability for city inspection employees to be able to use iPads from the field to tap into real-time data about construction projects. Another is that city employees at the Adult Activity Center, Johnson Park, and other venues who collect money, will enter their data directly into the central system. At present, each entity has to balance its funds in QuickBooks, and that data must be reentered into the city system.

In other business, the council approved a retail liquor license for Two Guys Pies, a new restaurant venture Casey Jones is opening in Westgate Plaza.