December 1, 2011 Sponsored by Lawson
Rancho California Water District updates ERP systems with Lawson.
The Rancho California Water District in southern California serves the agricultural areas of Temecula and Murrieta, in Riverside County. Approximately 43,000 metered accounts are
served by the district, comprised of residential, commercial and agricultural customers.
Despite a relatively small employee count of 150, staff faced a rather formidable challenge in updating some of its legacy technology infrastructure. A local vendor had been effectively serving their needs with a proprietary product for two decades, but it was time to look at some more modern solutions.
“Everything was getting older and it was time to find a new horse to put the saddle on,” explains Lance Kelley, enterprise resource planning (ERP) business analyst for the district. An external consultant recommended replacing and integrating several ERP systems, including finance, human resources and procurement. Previously, payroll forms and purchasing documents could be accessed by employees via shared files on the network, but these were paper-intensive processes in need of an update.