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An ERP Implementation Success Story Miami-Dade County Public Schools

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by: By Debbie Karcher & Debbie Graper (D²) With foreword by Alberto Carvalho, Superintendent of Schools
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Publication Date: May 13, 2013
Book Size: 8.5" x 11"
Pages: 148
Binding: Perfect Bound
ISBN: 9781620305287
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Book Synopsis
The implementation of an ERP system is generally met first with enthusiasm, then doubt, followed by gasps and oh no’s!! Miami-Dade County Public Schools staff reacted the same way when told they were also going down that path of expected failure. However, instead of failure, they experienced great success!
 
This book steps you through the beginning, middle and end of how they pulled
this off! 
 
· Step by step planning.
· Challenges you will face and how to alleviate them.
· New way of doing things in ERP that went against best practices
· Innovative delivery methods that work.
· Creative solutions for resource issues
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About The Author
Debbie Karcher is the Chief Information Officer, Miami-Dade County Public Schools the nation’s fourth-largest school district. She plans and directs its information technology strategy and maintains the integrity of its information systems and a network infrastructure that includes more than 400 schools and administrative locations, 45,000 employees, and 340,000 students. She is directly responsible for more than 500 information-system employees and a $30 million technology budget. Ms. Karcher has spearheaded cost-saving initiatives and system deployments that have received worldwide recognition. She led the development and execution of the project plan that brought the SAP finance, supplier-relationship management, e-recruiting, human resource, and payroll modules online under budget and on schedule. Through her innovation and foresight, Ms. Karcher also brought online the Microsoft SharePoint Portal, which has set standards in information sharing, accessibility, and security. Community members, including parents, employees, and students, have easily available data and resources anytime and anywhere and through a myriad of devices. Her Portal initiative has received wide attention, including in such countries as China and Argentina. Ms. Karcher has received many awards; among them is recognition in the CIO 100 for 2008 and 2010 for her work as Miami-Dade’s chief information officer. CIO magazine noted her work specifically in the implementation of green technology and enterprise architecture.

Debbie Graper retired in 2012 as a District Director for Miami-Dade County Public Schools. During her tenure, she developed the change management strategy for the development and execution of the project plan that brought the SAP Finance, Supplier Relationship Management, e-Recruiting Human Resource and Payroll modules online under budget and on schedule.
Using a modified version of the SAP ASAP implementation methodology and innovative techniques and strategies this ERP implementation was a success. Many of her strategies were considered firsts in the SAP community and are being shared with other businesses and K-12 organizations. Ms. Graper directed the project that resulted in the creation of the MDCPS Portal. The MDCPS Portal has received global recognition and its architecture has been replicated in many school districts. Ms. Graper participated in over 50 different teleconferences with school districts across the globe on the portal strategy implemented. She has been quoted in many articles regarding the success of the portal implementation and appeared in a television news cast for the same.