Massachusetts Port Authority
The Massachusetts Port Authority (Massport) owns and operates an integrated network of world-class transportation entities within the New England area, including the Boston Logan International Airport, Worcester Regional Airport and public terminals in the Port of Boston. As a self-sustaining public authority with no state tax dollars used to fund operations or facility improvements, Massport’s facilities generate more than $8 billion annually.
In September of 2013, Massport was struggling with their recently completed PeopleSoft Financials 9.1 upgrade; unable to generate reports critical to supporting their operations and measuring performance. These reports had not been executed successfully since the upgrade.
MIPRO Consulting was retained by Massport to assist them with identifying the errors preventing the successful completion of the reports along with debugging & validating the data on the report. It was eventually determined that there were numerous errors associated with the chart of accounts re-design undertaken as part of the upgrade. MIPRO worked directly with Massport to resolve the deficiencies by modifying the reports, adjusting trees to work with the newly re-defined chartfields and to then reconcile the reports under the newly designed COA.
Working with the Massport team, MIPRO helped to redesign existing reports to better address the reporting needs of the accounting department and resolved bottlenecks with producing GL reports for the CFO. During the process, MIPRO provided training for their accounting staff on how to use PeopleSoft’s query tool as well as providing their staff with tools to allow proper coding of data from new chartfields.