The City of Swift Current is shuffling some money in order to wrap up a software upgrade 25 years in the making.

Since 1999, the City has been using JD Edwards World (JDE) to perform core financial functions for accounts receivable, accounts payable, general ledger, fixed assets, purchasing, inventory, and work orders. It also facilitates the City's payroll and human resource modules. 

In 2022, it was decided that an upgrade would be made to Ceridian Dayforce for payroll and human resources, and to Oracle Fusion Cloud for all financial management assets. 

Vicky Sutherland, manager of human resources for the City of Swift Current, revealed how the budget has encountered a $88,733 shortfall.

"To complete the project and bring Oracle Fusion Cloud and Ceridian Dayforce live in October 2024, additional change requests totalling $169,190 are pending for further system testing and project extension fees," said Sutherland. "As a result of the added level of effort required to complete the project, additional budget of $88,733 is required."

The solution to this money shortage was the transfer of the remaining funds to the Asset Management Implementation budget. That $219,110.66 is expected to cover the monetary road bump. 

"This transfer will align the capital budget to implement enterprise asset management with the Oracle Fusion Cloud implementation budget, as well as be used to cover the $88,733 budget shortfall mentioned earlier in the report," said Sutherland. 

City council voted in favour of this measure, passing it into action with no votes against it.