Mayor Richard J. Berry Recognizes This Week’s ESA Award Recipient
Jayne Aranda and Kelly Gold are the most recent recipients of the City of Albuquerque’s Efficiency, Stewardship and Accountability award. They are receiving this award for saving the City of Albuquerque money and time in their budgeting process.
Aranda and Gold were left in charge of the implementation of the new Hyperion PS/PB budgeting system. This project took them approximately seven months and they made sure that the project was done in a timely fashion and that everyone involved pulled their weight.
The City of Albuquerque was the first entity to fully implement the Hyperion system and many others are now reaching out to the City of Albuquerque because of this. Gold was even the main presenter of the implementation process at the Higher Education Users Group Alliance Conference in Tennessee in March.
This new system allows workers to only enter the date once and is now able to produce fund tables, budget worksheets, budget detail reports, revenue reports and ad hoc reports from one source. It has cut down the time it takes on producing a proposed budget from two to three weeks to now a few days.
It is projected that this will save the City of Albuquerque $454,000 in mainframe maintenance and has already saved $38,000 in labor.