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Develop a Strategic Road Map for Postmodern ERP in 2013 and Beyond
September 2, 2013

This Gartner report posits that the all-encompassing ERP suite was killed by megavendors when they realized they couldn't keep up with users' needs and had to acquire, rather than build…

Enterprise Application Projects in Higher Education
August 21, 2013

Any institution needing to implement or upgrade a major, enterprise-wide application such as a core student or financial system quickly confronts questions such as how much it will cost…

The Enterprise Application Landscape in Higher Education
August 12, 2013

* In 2012, nearly 600 institutions completed this module of CDS. Respondents entered vendor and product information in open text boxes. We recoded the data to normalize the many variations in pro…

Is Our Software Designed for Change? Successes and Challenges in Using Service Oriented Architecture
March 11, 2013

Institutions of higher education face disruptive changes, and changes in information technology are at the heart of these disruptions. Service oriented architecture (SOA ) provides a comprehen…

The Importance of Doing Enterprise (and Infrastructure)
October 17, 2012

...as Oscar Wilde well might have titled an essay about campus-wide IT, had there been such a thing back then. Enterprise IT it accounts for the lion's share of campus IT staffing, expenditu…

The 2011 Enterprise Application Market in Higher Education
June 14, 2012

Key Findings Almost every college and university (>95%) delivers a set of six core applications: student information, HR/payroll, finance, e-mail (for faculty and staff and for students)…

Doing Academic Analytics Right: Intelligent Answers to Simple Questions
February 8, 2011

This ECAR research bulletinexplores the various factors that must come together for an institution to have an academic analytics infrastructure that is flexible, agile, appropriately structured,…

Implementing an ERP on Time and on Budget: An Innovative, Inclusive Approach
May 19, 2009

This ECAR research bulletin provides an innovative and practical approach to implementing an institution-wide enterprise resource planning (ERP) both on time and on budget. It describes the princ…

Measuring IT Staff Time at Georgia State University
February 19, 2008

This research bulletin explores the methodology used by the Georgia State University Information Systems and Technology division to manage large, cross-divisional IT projects and track all IT sta…

Information Technology Strategies for Financial Aid Automation
November 6, 2007

This research bulletin is designed to help senior college and university administrators better understand the complexities of both financial aid and information technology support for efficient a…

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