(Juneau) A software change for the Dodge County Finance Department is nearing completion. The current program has been in place since 1996 and was established to bring all financial records into one place. Finance Director Julie Kolp told the county board Tuesday night that the system is outdated and needs updating. Last month, the county completed lengthy negotiations with Tyler Technologies to purchase the new program called Munis for roughly $1.2-million dollars. Dodge County Corporation Council Kimberly Nass, who was a part of the negotiating process, says the county worked closely with members of the Government Finance Officers Association throughout the process to make sure they understood everything that was being presented. Kolp says the new program will help improve day to day operations throughout the county through standardizations, efficiencies, and automated work-flows. During the projects early stages, Kolp had been serving as its director but recently stepped down. County Administrator Jim Mielke says Project Assistant Ross Winklbauer, who has been serving as interim director, will most likely be named project director during next month’s county board meeting. Mielke says the next step in the process is to hammer out an implementation timeline.