Mountain Home School District in Mountain Home, Idaho needed to leverage innovative, comprehensive technology to support more effective business practices at the administrative level. Cliff Ogborn, director of fiscal operations, provided insight into challenges the district was facing with its previous financial management software and explained how transitioning to a holistic solution resulted in optimized performance.
"The module having the greatest impact on our operations is payroll,” Ogborn said. The district’s payroll personnel had often spent a day and a half pulling the voids and reissues out of the district’s previous system in an attempt to balance the books. “This difficulty simply does not exist with Skyward,” he said. “Skyward is fast and effective.”
The district was able to access individual payroll information and history from prior years with a solution optimized to perform key financial functions. “All that information is right there, and we do not have to log out of one year and log into a different year just to see year-to-year rates,” Ogborn said. “Payroll data entry is efficient with Skyward, and we now have the ability to track changes made for each employee online to verify deductions were changed correctly, pay rates are implemented timely and stipends are set to be paid.”