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Colleagues,
A small liberal arts college is in the process of selecting a SaaS-based information system.   The campus is seeking a full ERP  (integrated) platform that combines (at a minimum) Student, HR and Finance functions in a SaaS offering.  

Can anyone suggest or recommend such an offering?  We would greatly appreciate any input that colleagues on the CIO List could provide.

Please send responses to the list.  Is this a viable direction?  Are there solutions in our future?   I am posting this for a colleague on the list who does not want vendor contacts.  Our colleague is seeking information.


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Theresa Rowe
Chief Information Officer
Oakland University
 
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Ellucian (formerly Datatel and SGHE) has a SaaS solution for both its Colleague and anger products. Tom Thomas H. Carnwath Vice President Technology and Information Services Hamilton Hall 320 South Broad Street Philadelphia, PA 19102 Tel: 215-717-6440 [cid:9AE33953-164E-462C-BAF8-637FD6D0C44F] Need Assistance? Call Oops (215-717-6677) to get answers. OTIS will never ask for your personal information or password in an email. Never share this information with anyone. This message and any attachment may contain confidential or privileged information and is intended for the intended individual named as addressee. If you are not the intended recipient of this message, please notify the sender immediately by return email and delete this message and all attachments from your system. Any unauthorized disclosure, use, distribution, or reproduction of this message or any attachments is prohibited and may be deemed unlawful. Please consider the environment before printing this email. From: Theresa Rowe > Reply-To: The EDUCAUSE CIO Constituent Group Listserv > Date: Monday, August 27, 2012 2:03 PM To: "CIO@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU" > Subject: [CIO] SaaS ERP? Colleagues, A small liberal arts college is in the process of selecting a SaaS-based information system. The campus is seeking a full ERP (integrated) platform that combines (at a minimum) Student, HR and Finance functions in a SaaS offering. Can anyone suggest or recommend such an offering? We would greatly appreciate any input that colleagues on the CIO List could provide. Please send responses to the list. Is this a viable direction? Are there solutions in our future? I am posting this for a colleague on the list who does not want vendor contacts. Our colleague is seeking information. -- Theresa Rowe Chief Information Officer Oakland University ********** Participation and subscription information for this EDUCAUSE Constituent Group discussion list can be found at http://www.educause.edu/groups/. ********** Participation and subscription information for this EDUCAUSE Constituent Group discussion list can be found at http://www.educause.edu/groups/.
Make that Banner (not anger!) product Tom Thomas H. Carnwath Vice President Technology and Information Services Hamilton Hall 320 South Broad Street Philadelphia, PA 19102 Tel: 215-717-6440 Need Assistance? Call Oops (215-717-6677) to get answers. OTIS will never ask for your personal information or password in an email. Never share this information with anyone. This message and any attachment may contain confidential or privileged information and is intended for the intended individual named as addressee. If you are not the intended recipient of this message, please notify the sender immediately by return email and delete this message and all attachments from your system. Any unauthorized disclosure, use, distribution, or reproduction of this message or any attachments is prohibited and may be deemed unlawful. Please consider the environment before printing this email.
Theresa, I remember seeing a presentation from Drexel and some small colleges where Drexel was offering the complete Banner ERP system and Portal as well as Blackboard Learn to a number of small colleges. The colleges involved seemed to feel it provided better value to them than working with a vendor. They may want to contact the Drexel CIO, John Bielec at jbielec@drexel.edu to see if Drexel is still doing this. As we think about SaaS, the Drexel model is interesting because it is a university leveraging a commercial product to provide other universities with a service. Last comment - I think "integrated" is often a misnomer when speaking of ERP systems. It may be my experience in the PeopleSoft world but other than PeopleTools itself I have not seen a lot of benefit from the supposed integration and the way the vendors upgrade their products they are often running them at different releases. That is a post for another day :-( jack