Jan. 24, 2017 – Squamish Open Data presentation to Council
Dec. 16, 2016 – Finance Solution: Requirements workshops completed
Dec. 1, 2016 – FDM (Fire Management Software) software and database upgrade completed
Oct. 14, 2016 – Finance Solution: Planning workshops completed
Sep. 15, 2016 – SquamishAlert Emergency mass notification solution goes live
Sep. 14, 2016 – Finance Solution: Vendor contract negotiations completed and contracts signed
July 26, 2016 – Finance Solution: Vendor selected
January 2016 – Technology Transformation Program launched
November 17, 2015 – Application Technology Roadmap adopted
A recent, in-depth technology review identified that many major District systems were nearing end of life and needed replacement or significant upgrades. With this in mind, the Information Technology (IT) department has significantly invested in, and built-out, its network and virtual server infrastructure to support new software acquisitions which will replace these existing high-risk, outdated, and obsolete software solutions. These existing systems fall short due to a lack of integration, outdated underlying technology, functional limitations and significant gap areas that require manual workarounds. Operationally, these current software constraints result in:
The significant scope of work identified during the internal review brought about the creation of the Systems (Application) Technology Roadmap (SATR), which identified the highest priority areas and derived a planned approach and sequencing to the IT software overhaul. The SATR launched in Spring 2015 and was adopted by Council in November 2015.
The implementation of the Application Technology Roadmap is the Technology Transformation Program (TTP). This program was launched in January 2016.
The first, and most complex project, and largest software acquisition in the TTP is the Core Business Solution - Financial Management implementation. This monumental project commenced in September 2016 with completion planned for 2018. A few significant benefits that will come from this project include:
This Financial Management solution is the major foundational layer to the building of the District’s integrated Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) solution over the next four to five years.
A graphical representation of the integrated ERP solution is below.
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Of the current systems in place, some modern, organization-wide, core systems are offering significant organizational benefit. These include the ESRI geographical information system (GIS), and Sharepoint electronic document and records management system (EDRMS). The District plans to retain these core systems long-term and plans to integrate them with all relevant future solutions.
What is a Systems Technology Roadmap? Why do we have one? What are the benefits?
Read our Frequently Asked Questions.
Read the Application Technology Roadmap Strategy.
Read the TTP Core Business Solution– Financial Management vendor selection: Report to Council
Visit the Squamish Open Data portal.
March 10, 2017
Over to you: New Open Data portal puts District of Squamish data in the hands of the public
The District of Squamish has made it easier to view, map, chart and share the District’s currently published data thanks...
March 10, 2017
District of Squamish Technology Transformation Program gains momentum
District of Squamish technology systems are getting a major upgrade as part of the Technology Transformation Program (TTP), a multi-year...