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STATE OF CONNECTICUT

NANCY WYMAN
COMPTROLLER

OFFICE OF THE STATE COMPTROLLER
55 ELM STREET
HARTFORD, CONNECTICUT 06106-1775

MARK OJAKIAN
DEPUTY COMPTROLLER
WYMAN ANNOUNCES LAUNCH OF STATE'S NEW COMPUTER SYSTEM
Contact: Kevin Lembo
860-702-3306

State Comptroller Nancy Wyman today announced that the first phase of the state's revamped computer system has been launched, beginning what she called a new era in how the state does business.

"The Dark Ages are over," Wyman said of the start-up of Core-CT. "This new system brings the business of running state government into the 21st century, for both state workers and taxpayers."

The Core-CT system manages state business functions, including payroll, purchasing and personnel. It replaces an outdated, inflexible, labor-intensive system that relied on an inefficient mix of incompatible software.

It also will allow officials for the first time to track where every tax dollar is spent.

The $100 million Core-CT project began more than three years ago with a joint announcement by Wyman and Gov. John G. Rowland that the state's computer system was in dire need of modernization.

Core-CT is being implemented in phases over the next two years. The most basic financial functions required to run the State, including purchasing, accounts payable, accounts receivable, and accounting, are now operational. In November, human resources, time and attendance, payroll and benefits administration will come on line. Billing, project and grant administration, asset management, and inventory are planned to be implemented in late 2004. When completed, it is estimated that about 100 outdated computer systems across the State will be retired.

The new system, utilizing ERP (enterprise resource planning) software, integrates basic human-resource, payroll, and financial work for all agencies.

It will:

More information can be obtained through the Core-CT website:

www.core-ct.state.ct.us/

The State Comptroller appreciates input on this and other issues from residents of the state. Please feel free to contact her office by phone - (860) 702-3300; mail - OSC, 55 Elm Street, Hartford, CT 06106; or, via E-mail - osc.opinions@po.state.ct.us

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For Immediate Release
July 9, 2003

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