Broward County, Florida, Approves Contract for TaxSys®July 29, 2008
Marking the end of an exhaustive selection process lasting nearly two years, the Broward County Commissioners unanimously approved a contract with Grant Street Group to supply the County with TaxSys®, the nation’s newest web-based tax collection and billing system.
Broward is the eighth Florida County to switch to TaxSys in the past 20 months. The County is replacing its Manatron legacy system.
With a population of 1.8 million, Broward County is the second largest county in the state of Florida and the 15th largest in the nation. “This engagement is not only an important milestone for Grant Street, but also for the industry,” said Myles Harrington, President of Grant Street Group. “Broward is the largest County in the Country to procure tax collection and billing software as a service, rather than as an installed solution. By choosing a hosted application that is delivered via internet, Broward is saving millions of dollars that would otherwise be spent installing and maintaining software on County-owned hardware,” he added.
Broward’s conversion to TaxSys is scheduled to be completed in only 15 months. This is possible for two reasons: 1) delivering revenue collection software as a service accelerates the design, test and implementation phases of system conversion, and 2) Grant Street has completed six other conversions from Manatron systems in the past 20 months.
Grant Street’s most recently completed system conversion, for Pinellas County, took only 8 months. Commenting on this feat, Diane Nelson, Pinellas County Tax Collector said, “In a short timeframe, Grant Street migrated 4.5 million tax records from our outdated database to TaxSys. 99.9% were problem-free.” Pinellas, like Broward, selected Grant Street Group’s TaxSys application over Manatron’s Government Revenue Management (GRM®) offering.