The state's accounting and procurment system has disappeared -- but not without trying to let Minnesotans know what they'll be missing.

The obituary, in total: 


Following a long and productive life, the Minnesota Accounting and Procurement System (affectionately known as MAPS) was quietly laid to rest on August 18th, 2011. As a long time public servant, MAPS was surrounded by supportive state employees and passed away peacefully. Born in 1995, MAPS was a life-long resident of Saint Paul who was a key player in Minnesota’s accounting and procurement activities for agencies, public programs, and state employees for almost two decades.
During the course of its life, MAPS issued over 5.8 million purchase orders, almost 2 million invoices, and almost 10 million warrants. Additionally, MAPS processed over 4.89 million procurement orders and issued over 23,000 procurement solicitations. Upon it’s passing, MAPS worked for 2,500 state users who conducted business with approximately 312,000 vendors.
MAPS was preceded in death by SWA (Statewide Accounting System) and is survived by SWIFT (State Wide Integrated Financial Tools) who was born on July 1st, 2011.
Memorial services are pending. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to the State of Minnesota, Treasury Department, 400 Centennial Office Building, 658 Cedar Street, Saint Paul, MN 55155.



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