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The PROGRESSION tool suite enabled Minnesota Department of Education to modernize its school finance mainframe system applications and databases to a new, modern language and platform automatically

"Modernizing a mainframe is a niche activity. Now we have a modern platform that opens up many new options to solve problems more efficiently."

David Reeg, MNIT Software Development Supervisor, MDE

Creating a platform for educational excellence

Customer

The Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) serves a broad range of stakeholders. It manages the education of almost 900,000 K-12 students; ~18,000 young children participating in a variety of early learning programs including Head Start and ECFE; 82,000 adult learners participating in adult education programs including GED and citizenship programs. Minnesota has almost 500 school districts and more than 57,000 licensed teachers.

Challenge

To modernize a legacy mainframe environment to support mission-critical finance systems.

Solution

  • The modernization was managed using Fujitsu’s proprietary PROGRESSION tool suite