I smell government waste. If those using odessy must have a larger work load, who will pay for extra employees or overtime to get it done, or will it simply get backed up? We citizens who struggle to pay taxes should speak louder.
The 'free' money from TXDPS is tempting. But when you read the fine print - it covers the installation, initial setup, basic training and first year license fees ONLY. After the first year, software license fees are paid by the county. What is also NOT being said is that there are other 'add-on' items that the county will need; the system does NOT interface with Odyssey very well, and the DATA CONVERSION (transferring all the info you have already in the system) is probably NOT paid for by DPS.
The RRMS project also appears to be primarily a software as a service (SaaS) set up - if local counties want to set up the software on their own servers instead of connecting to larger on-line state-wide services, there are significant hardware costs involved as well (extra cost)
Word on the street is that Jackson and Goliad counties will NOT convert at this time, and Calhoun is doubtful - but all watching to see what Victoria does...
DPS-approved vendor for Southern Software will be Austin Ribbon and Computer. (www.arc-texas.com)
This could get very expensive - for the sake of the taxpayers, think this through and please choose wisely.
Can we get some information here?(1) If the Sheriffs begin using Southern Software, will the rest of the county, now communicating with the Sheriffs via Odyssey, be forced to make expensive changes? (2) Or, will the county have to use two sets of software, Southern for the Sheriff and Odyssey for the rest?(3) What was the name of the board that O'Connor served on that chose the Southern Software?(4) "This would save the county from buying Tyler's $140,000 version of the program." What Tyler?(5) Who are the vendors of Odyssey and Southern?
Did Pozzi cry because someone opposed him? I didn't think he could "stand up" to T. Michael?
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Time to upgrade to Windows 95, Sheriff!
The Department of Public Safety chose the Victoria County Sheriff's Office to receive the $325,000 software for free. Remember son...nothing is for "free", If it sounds too good to be true, it probably isn't.The judge and Simons as to whether the sheriff would go ahead with the installation no matter what the court said.Isn't this the norm around here...do whatever you want regardless what the taxpayers want..