Enterprise Resource Planning System - LB Coast

In October 2016, the Long Beach City Council unanimously authorized a new management system to replace and integrate the City’s outdated financial and human resource systems. Work is well-underway to design and implement this Citywide project, known as LB COAST (City Operations and Strategic Technologies).

The existing systems utilize 1970’s technology and have served the City well over the years, but they are antiquated and “they can’t talk to each other.” They must be replaced. LB COAST represents a multi-generational leap for the City and will bring an incredible wealth of benefits and improvements to the City’s capabilities, including:

  • Major advances in efficiency, transparency and controls
  • Significant improvements in information to help Elected Officials and City Management make better decisions
  • Better access to data and other information for residents and businesses
The systems being replaced include:
  • Accounting
  • Accounts Receivable
  • Accounts Payable
  • Purchasing
  • Budget Preparation
  • Budget Analysis & Control
  • Cash Management
  • Contract Management
  • Project Accounting
  • Grant Accounting
  • Fixed Assets
  • Human Resources Management
  • Benefits
  • Payroll
  • Position Control

LB COAST will impact all City Departments. The Department of Technology and Innovation will project manage the implementation, with support by the other primary stakeholders: Financial Management, Human Resources, Water and Harbor Departments.