back to article State of Iowa approves $17m in budget for Workday project after bid to use coronavirus relief funds was denied

The US State of Iowa has approved $17m in its 2022 budget to replace an HR system dating back to the 1980s with Workday software. Opposition state representative Chris Hall reportedly refused to back the funding, raising concerns about the lack of competitive bidding for the $52m, five-year project, which will also replace …

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  2. JassMan Silver badge

    So, if they have only approved 17 million but need to spend 52million for the entire project, someone in Iowa will be writing a big IOU?

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      1. the spectacularly refined chap Silver badge

        Re: Before they write that cheque...Have they spoken with Maine?

        Congratulations on not reading the article which references the very same story.

  3. LDS Silver badge

    'written in 1950s-era COBOL'

    Since COBOL was released officially only in 1960 they should have had access to one of its prototypes...

  4. low_resolution_foxxes Silver badge

    For a state with 3m population and only a fraction who will work for the state, $50m sounds pricey when they consider off the shelf solutions.

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