A new Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) service on the horizon at Texas Woman’s will change several business processes but should make work easier for everyone in the end.
At its May 20 meeting, the Board of Regents approved funding to implement the Oracle Cloud system in the university’s ERP improvement project. An ERP is a single solution to manage day-to-day activities and operations of the university, including budgeting and finance, human resources and hiring, student services, and more.
Texas Woman’s currently uses a variety of solutions to meet the needs of an ERP, including Oracle e-Business and Ellucian Colleague. A new ERP will bring all these different processes to the table together in one flexible system. This will help the university do more with data, make more-informed decisions through analytics, simplify its systems, and optimize its business processes.
Jason Tomlinson, vice president for finance & administration, will serve as executive project sponsor, overseeing the goals and the work for the implementation phase of the project.
How it will impact you
It may be a small change in how you enter your timecard, or a big change in how you make a purchase. Dozens of business processes are likely to change as the new ERP is implemented, but each of the changes will be founded in best practices and built around the system’s capabilities.
More to come
Watch for a dedicated website that will provide more information about:
- the implementation phase of the project
- what the ERP change means for you
- and more
Input from faculty and staff will be sought during the project implementation process.