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IBM Case Study: Miami-Dade County Public Schools

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Executive Summary

Miami-Dade County Public Schools (M-DCPS) is the fourth-largest school district in the U.S. With an annual budget of $6.1 billion, the school system has approximately 350,000 students, 50,000 employees, 367 schools and 150 school administrative support sites. Each of the district's 150 administrative support locations managed its budgets and strategic planning using separate Microsoft Excel spreadsheets. Not only did it difficult for users to gain a quick understand of how these two processes related, but as a result of this piecemeal procedure, 300 reports were being generated every time budgets needed to be closed. In addition, each report needed to be manually consolidated, a time intensive task. It deployed IBM Cognos 8 Planning, Cognos Professional Services and Cognos Education, & Support.

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