Stories indexed with the term ‘software’

Ann Arbor to Get New HR and Payroll Software

A $570,900 contract with NuView Inc. to replace the city’s human resource and payroll system has been approved by the Ann Arbor city council. Action came at the council’s June 16, 2014 meeting.

The staff memo accompanying the item explains why the existing software, acquired in 2007, is being replaced:
In 2007, the City installed a Human Resource and Payroll system called Ultipro, by Ultimate Software. The Ultipro system included modules for Recruiting, Benefits Administration, Human Resource Administration and Payroll. The City has experienced a variety of issues related to the underlying database architecture utilized by Ultimate Software. In addition, due to changes such as new legislative requirements, the increase in recruiting volume and the increase in manual data entry involved in … [Full Story]

AAATA CAD Consulting: TransSystems

TransSystems of Boston, Mass. has been awarded a consulting contract by the Ann Arbor Area Transportation Authority as the AAATA looks to upgrade its computer-aided dispatch and vehicle-locating software (CAD/AVL).

AAATA board action authorizing a contract for up to $168,000 with TransSystems came at its Feb. 20, 2014 meeting.

As part of an planned upgrade for this type of software for its regular fixed-route buses, the AAATA is also looking to bring in-house the reservation and booking of paratransit rides. That’s currently part of its contracted paratransit service provider’s scope of work. That service provider is SelectRide. The switch to in-house paratransit bookings is planned for May 1, 2015, the day after the AAATA’s current contract with SelectRide ends. That contract … [Full Story]

Trial Court Software Gets Initial Approval

After a lengthy, often convoluted debate, Washtenaw County commissioners gave initial approval to the selection of a new record-keeping software system for the Washtenaw County Trial Court that’s estimated to cost $2.3 million. The vote took place at the ways & means committee meeting of the board of commissioners on Aug. 7, 2013. However, the resolution did not garner sufficient votes for final approval, and will be considered again on Sept. 4.

The Tyler Odyssey Case Records Management System would replace an outdated software system that hasn’t been supported by the previous vendor since 2005, according to a staff memo.

The board’s original resolution included a funding proposal for this system, from the following sources: (1) a $551,998 refund from the … [Full Story]

AATA OKs Vanpool Matching Software

At its May 16, 2012 meeting, the Ann Arbor Transportation Authority board approved a five-year contract totaling not more than $125,000 with Ecology & Environment Inc. for rideshare and vanpool matching software. The software will be paid for using existing and anticipated federal funds, provided to the AATA through the Congestion Mitigation/Air Quality (CMAQ) program.

The software comes in the context of the AATA’s planned entrance into the vanpool services market. On Sept. 15, 2011, the AATA board authorized a contract with VPSI to provide vanpool services, and on Jan. 19, 2012, the board authorized the purchase of up to 25 vans to provide the vanpool service.

According to a staff memo accompanying the resolution, a requirement of the software is that it … [Full Story]

Four-Year Trail to Non-Motorized Path

Ann Arbor City Council meeting (Aug. 16, 2010): Monday’s meeting was notable for its brevity, lasting barely over an hour. It was filled with the stuff of small-town governance – mayoral proclamations in honor of park volunteers, local food month, and women’s equality day.

The location of a planned non-motorized path along Washtenaw Ave. Top: Toumy. Middle: mid-way. Bottom: Glenwood. (Image links to higher resolution file)

Some of the more interesting conversation emerged during deliberations as the council accepted one of several easements: Why is this one 7 feet wide, when the others measure 10 feet?

Another one of the easements accepted by the council involved a non-motorized path to be constructed on the north side of Washtenaw Avenue between Glenwood and Tuomy roads. That project has a history dating back to 2006. At Monday’s meeting, the council also completed the third of four required steps in the process to establish a special assessment of residents whose property abuts the non-motorized path.

In other business, the council authorized purchases of software, plus IT switches. The switches will support the data center to be housed in the new police-courts facility. The council also set the stage for the local firm NanoBio to be able to apply for a tax abatement, by establishing an industrial development district.

As a part of his city administrator’s report, Roger Fraser seemed to put participants in the annual shopping cart race on notice that the event could be shut down on pain of a missing parade permit. The shopping cart races are a part of “punk week,” which has been part of Ann Arbor’s late summer culture for over a decade. The following evening, the race took place – with Ann Arbor police cruisers serving the same function they’ve performed historically, hanging in the background, providing a measure of protection to racers from traffic approaching from behind.

The shopping cart race featured a former councilmember and DDA board member, Dave DeVarti, who was stirred to participate by Fraser’s threat to shut down the event. [Full Story]