Public Sector organizations like cities and counties are increasingly driven to improve operational efficiency, provide transparency, and integrate processes across operational and jurisdictional boundaries, all while maintaining control over costs. To meet these challenges, Public Sector agencies across the country have deployed enterprise back-office software applications to replace aging legacy systems and adopt modern business practices.
Specifically, Cloud-based Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) offerings have captured significant attention as both a business and computing model that enables Public Sector organizations to achieve their objectives.
AST and Oracle have done this for the City of Detroit, MI, on the heels of the largest municipal bankruptcy in U.S. history.
John Hill, CFO of Detroit, told attendees at Oracle’s Modern Finance Experience conference in April how Oracle Cloud ERP helped him to reform the City’s finances to pull Detroit out of its crisis. Hill explains his approach to the emergency and shares advice for other organizations going through similar challenges.