On Tuesday, Anchorage Assembly members will be asked to approve a contract extension of more than $1 million to help out the city's troubled software system known as SAP.
The system started out with a price tag of about $11 million seven years ago. It's now ballooned to $82 million. But, Municipal Manager Bill Falsey said the funding request won't add to the cost of the project since the money has already been approved in the city budget. Falsey said the municipality requires a further approval from the assembly to spend it.
The $1,150,000 extension would pay for the Peloton Group to continue their consulting services until the end of June. Peloton has already been working with the municipality to iron out glitches in the new system.