PTC looking at buying new operational software for $495K

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Peachtree City officials are wanting to spend up to $495,000 to overhaul much of the city’s operational software, and a vote is expected Thursday night on a very light agenda for the Peachtree City Council.

The winning vendor, BS&A Software, was selected from six companies that submitted proposals, three of which were invited to demonstrate their product onsite for staff to review.

According to a memo from Financial Services Director Paul Salvatore, BS&A was chosen because it would best address the majority of the city’s needs based on input from all city divisions and departments.

The software will handle functions including human resources, finance, payroll, purchasing, budgeting, work orders, inventory, code enforcement, utility building, planning, inspections and business licenses, Salvatore wrote in a memo to the city council.

The references for BS&A provided “glowing references” for the firm particularly for support services and responsiveness to customers’ needs, Salvatore said.

The city is planning to finance the purchase over seven years at a cost of $82,249 a year.

A vote on the recommendation is expected at Thursday’s council meeting, which begins at 7 p.m. at City Hall.

The only other item on the agenda for a vote is being recommended for postponement. That agenda item is a potential variance for the water resources protection ordinance for the Hayes tract at 424 Robinson Road. The postponement will give extra time for staff to understand what is being proposed in relation to city ordinances, according to a memo from City Planner David Rast.