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Higher Education ERP Vendor Update

Changing an ERP to SaaS is a large investment in time and cost for any vendor to address. Therefore the challenge for the vendors is how to get the ERP, with its slow development and implementation cycles, to provide the solutions to the new needs of the institution.

ERP Software Verification and Validation – IV&V

What is IV&V Independent Software Verification and Validation (IV&V) is a system engineering discipline which helps the development organization build quality into the software during the software life cycle.  The purpose of Independent Verification and Validation (IV&V) is to provide an objective review of a software product under development by an independent third party that …

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Academic and Administrative Education Technology Marketplace Expected to Consolidate within 12-24 Months

“ Today’s release of the ‘Enterprise Education Platform’ marks a milestone moment in redefining the current possibilities of transformational technologies for our educational institutions. The convergence of ERP and LMS technology into a single holistic platform can, and will, increase individual and organizational intelligence, reduce total operational costs and improve institutional outcomes and student success.”

The New Face of ERP – Part I

Enterprise applications come out of the back office to manage everything from business operations to student lifecycle relations. WHEN IT COMES TO ENTERPRISE APPLICATIONS, ONE SIZE DOES NOT FIT ALL. Just ask John Southard, chief technology officer for New York Law School.

The New Face of ERP – Part II

Five ERP Models to Know When evaluating future enterprise software directions, keep these four options in mind: TRADITIONAL SOFTWARE APPLICATIONS Leaders: Oracle Corp., SAP AG, SunGard, numerous others Upside: Very reliable, predictable, and scalable Downside: Potentially high acquisition and customization costs; potentially high support costs HOSTED APPLICATIONS Leaders: Oracle, SunGard, Drexel University (Pa.), RightNow Technologies, …

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