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From DIR Dialog, July 2010

DIR Dialog

ProjectONE Update

At DIR, we are embarking upon a revolution to modernize our culture, and a key step in that process is underway. ProjectONE is a groundbreaking effort that will create the foundation for a single set of books for Texas government. 

Over the next two years, we will move toward upgrading our current financial software to PeopleSoft 9.1. PeopleSoft is a Web-based, intuitive, and user-friendly system. It will enable us to be more streamlined by automating reporting, improving workflows to reduce cycle time, and decreasing response time for information requests.

ProjectONE also represents a new approach to agency-wide change.  Many times when upgrading software, agencies make the mistake of not engaging the end-users in the process, or they implement the new system before staff is fully trained. ProjectONE is different. Many of our employees have been actively involved since December. More will be involved as we move into the Design, Testing, and Training phases. 

ProjectONE is helping DIR mature into the agency we want to be and our future looks bright. By embracing new and innovative technology, we are leading the way for other agencies to follow.