The Deployment Journey: Learning from the Past to Shape the Future

Top of Mind: The Deployment Journey

We learned about project management and change management at enterprise scale. We learned about conversion for very large systems. And we learned that customizing systems to meet our needs led to disastrous long-term costs, locked us into decades-old decisions, and prevented business innovation. The experiences from those years inform the work we do today in […]

Must-Read Resources for Institutions Preparing for Deployment Infographic

Top of Mind: Must-Read Resources for Institutions Preparing for Deployment Infographic

Technology journeys require careful planning. Let us make it easier for you to prepare your institution for successful and timely deployment. This infographic highlights the expertise and insights that can assist your higher education organization through this highly complex process. From research reports that provide critical information on current technology trends, strategic thinking, and market […]

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 […]

11 Questions to Ask Potential Deployment Partners

Top of Mind: 11 Questions to Ask Potential Deployment Partners

One of the most impactful initiatives for an institution in higher education is to replace its ERP system or any one of its components. Software vendors are investing resources in developing robust, modern software solutions for higher education, particularly in Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) solutions—those that are comprised of finance, human capital management (HCM), and […]

The Latest on Ohio State’s Workday Student Deployment

Top of Mind: What Went Wrong with Ohio State’s Workday Student Implementation?

This is an opinion piece informed by research. Contributors participated under the condition of anonymity. The Ohio State University is one of the most watched institutions in the U.S. because of its current Workday project. OSU is deploying Workday Financial Management and Human Capital Management (HCM) and has plans to deploy Workday Student. OSU is […]