During Western Line School District’s July 22 board meeting, board members discussed changing their current accounting services software.
Western Line currently uses Harris Business Solutions for payroll, budgeting, employee time clocks, leave time, purchasing, and employee tax documents, fixed assets and other pertinent information.
After hearing proposals from other financial software companies, Superintendent Lawrence Hudson said the board agrees Marathon Business Solutions is the better option for Western Line’s needs over the current company they use.
“We feel that Marathon will offer the district a solution that is more efficient and effective because it will synchronize well with other programs that we are using through Central Access,” Hudson said.
Compared to Harris, which will cost the district $18,500 plus additional expenses, Marathon will cost the district a flat rate of $19,500, which covers all services.
Marathon, if selected, will service all financial documents and records of the district.
The quotes are competitive, however, included in the quote for Marathon is the server that stores all of our information as a backup. It is one of the additional costs with Harris.
Hudson believes that Marathon is offering a long term solution and becoming more efficient in business office matters.
“The board is looking forward to what we have presented to them. Basically, that is we need a solution that will cut down on manual labor and give access to employees across the district to their personal business accounts to manage their personal information, and to allow for purchasing to be done electronically versus submitting paper requisitions,” Hudson continued.
The board is expected to have a final decision made before their next school board meeting.
Marathon Business Solutions is a premier provider of design and build services for innovative workspace solutions.
According to their website, Marathon Business Solutions prides themselves in maintaining an expertise in developing innovative workspace solutions. They integrate conceptual design with functional performance, resulting in increased workspace efficiency, reduced operating costs and improved workplace experiences.
Marathon’s website also says it maintains a corporate objective of dedicating themselves to the needs of their clients. Partnering with Marathon Business Solutions, they said, ensures their clients that all aspects of their project will be addressed with the utmost attention to detail.
From design concept through implementation through service and support, Marathon says they maintain a complete and responsive relationship with their clients.