On December 16, 2011, the University of Miami’s Board of Trustees approved a project to begin the modernization of the University’s legacy administrative information systems. The Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) initiative will span several years and be implemented in multiple phases.
What is ERP? ERP software applications act as the central company-wide information system. ERP systems integrate all of an organization’s departments, divisions, lines of business, and geographical locations into a single, shared, unified, and enterprise-wide information system. The University is an “enterprise” and an ERP solution integrates all functions—student information, human resources, and financial systems—into one administrative system.
Phase 1, launched in February 2012, will replace our current student information system with industry-leading software – Oracle PeopleSoft Campus Solutions. Once fully implemented, Campus Solutions will provide students and faculty with many new capabilities, including an enhanced registration process, course wait lists, prerequisite checking, student academic planning, improved tools for academic advising, and increased off-campus access to integrated academic information and services. This software has the capabilities that our students, faculty, and staff require and can find at peer institutions.
During the student system implementation phase, we will also be initiating a comprehensive and collaborative process to determine the systems that best meet the University’s needs for payroll and human resources support, as well as for financial and supply chain management.
ERP at the University of Miami represents a multi-year initiative that will:
This is one of the most far-reaching projects in UM’s history and will not only upgrade the information technology that drives student, financial, and human resources systems—it will significantly transform the way we conduct business and provide services to our students, faculty and staff.