Administrative Systems Planning Checklist Infographic

Top of Mind Infographic: Administrative Systems Planning Checklist

Legacy, on-premises administrative systems are approaching their end of life and do not provide the expected user experience. Software vendors have invested heavily in developing higher education cloud products and have delivered or are on track to provide mature, modern cloud software-as-a-service solutions for finance, HCM, and student systems. While it may not be feasible […]

Finance, HCM, and Student System Planning in the COVID-19 Era

Top of Mind: Finance, HCM, and Student System Planning in the COVID-19 Era

Where does the move to cloud administrative systems fit into your strategic plan? How has the COVID-19 crisis changed your plans? Will you adopt a cloud administrative system sooner or later? As with all industries, higher education has been experiencing a rapid rate of technological change and has responded in varying degrees. Software vendors have […]

Business Process Optimization Before an ERP Project?

Top of Mind: Business Process Optimization Before an ERP Project?

For many, the idea that software would drive business processes is problematic. The thinking is that software should support good processes, not drive their design. This made great sense when software was designed to meet the need from scratch or could easily be customized to meet the process design. The result, however, was custom software […]

Communicating During an ERP Implementation

Top of MInd: Communicating during an ERP Implementation

Would it be surprising to say that change management is important in an ERP system implementation? The problem is that we think about change and communication as normal, everyday occurrences. Catch phrases like “Change is constant” and “You can’t over communicate” don’t have much meaning, and we take ideas like these for granted. An ERP […]

Administrative Systems in the Short and Long Term

Top of Mind: Administrative Systems in the Short and Long Term

Co-Columnist: Dave Kieffer, Vice President, Research, Large Enterprise Systems, The Tambellini Group Requirements for administrative computing systems have changed in the last decade. Students, faculty, and staff now need the ability to easily and intuitively perform tasks and to view information on any device, at any time, from any location. Administrative offices need efficiency in […]

In the Spotlight: Finance and HCM Market Trends and Technology Selections for Higher Education

Top of Mind: Finance and HCM Market Trends and Technology Selections for Higher Education

The Tambellini 2020 Financial Management and Human Capital Management Systems US Higher Education Market Share, Trends, and Leaders Report provides a detailed overview of the US higher education financial management and human capital management systems market. The report’s unique perspective focuses on the number of selections made in 2019 and describes purchasing trends, identifying the […]

Finance and HCM Market Trends and Insights for Higher Education Infographic

Tambellini members utilize the 2020 Financial Management and Human Capital Management Systems US Higher Education Market Share, Trends, and Leaders Report to broaden their understanding of significant trends as higher education institutions move finance and HCM solutions to the cloud. Institutions benefit from the report’s deep insight and competitive analysis that they cannot attain on […]

Three Reasons Agile Works for Implementations

Top of Mind: Three Reasons Agile Works for Implementations

When considering an ERP or cloud Software as a Service (SaaS) in higher education, agile practices can be instrumental in ensuring successful and timely implementation. As an agile enthusiast, I must confess that nearly 15 years ago, when the agile manifesto and I crossed paths, it was love at first sight. For me, it explained […]

Tambellini Cloud Summit 2019

Top of Mind: Tambellini Cloud Summit 2019

The Tambellini Cloud Transformation Summit took place December 4–6 in the greater Boston area. On the heels of a snowstorm, more than 80 attendees shared best practices, participated in workshops, and learned from their peers how and why institutions are moving to the cloud. The Tambellini Group hosted three world-class keynote speakers who started each […]

The Only Constant is Change

Top of Mind: The Only Constant is Change

In 2015, Lubbock Christian University took on a five-year institutional strategic planning process that our president named Vision 2020. It was a broad look across the university to identify improvement opportunities. Every university employee was involved, and at the conclusion, the overarching theme of the document became “a transformational student experience.” There were many parts […]