On January 6, 2003, Jefferson County and the City of Louisville merged to form a consolidated local government that serves a community of 700,000 residents covering 386 square miles. The resulting Louisville Metro Government has assumed the authority of the two previous governments. Its chief executive is a mayor, elected citywide. Its legislative council, called the Metro Council, includes 26 members that are nominated and elected by district.
A long-time user of Oracle solutions, Louisville Metro Government decided to upgrade to the newest version of Oracle’s PeopleSoft Enterprise 9.0 human resources applications to achieve new levels of efficiency that enable it to further optimize the use of taxpayer dollars on citizen programs, as opposed to administrative function expenses. The government was also eager to take advantage of new modules and functionality—including retroactive pay processing and profile management—that improved efficiency and employee convenience. Prior to upgrading its PeopleSoft Enterprise 9.0 human resources applications, Louisville Metro Government had successfully implemented Version 8.8 of PeopleSoft Payroll, PeopleSoft Time and Labor, PeopleSoft ePay, and PeopleSoft eProfile. With the upgrade to PeopleSoft Enterprise 9.0, Louisville Metro Government gained more value by adopting Oracle's PeopleSoft Benefits Administration.
Oracle Partner Zanett played an instrumental role in the upgrade process, spanning planning, design, implementation, and importantly, change management. The resulting solution has yielded important benefits, including improved process efficiency, as well as a more valuable total ownership experience.