Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Our financial software package is increasingly inadequate. Is there
a good package for finances? We called several local communities and they
are all using the same software and are also dissatisfied.
We have a reference book from ICMA called Software Reference Guide.
We can fax pages from this book on the type of software you are looking
for. We do not endorse a particular firm but there are several steps you
can take to find the best product for your needs and save in expenses.
When you contact the vendors, ask them for a reference list of current
users that are small municipalities. Ask for a demo and make sure you
use the demo before purchasing. Include all the users in the decision
making process to discover how well the program works with each user function.
You have already discovered several communities in the same situation
and might be able to use this to your advantage. Perhaps you can get a
group discount if several communities agree to purchase the same software.
In addition, you could share training expenses.