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 […]

Establishing a Data Management Program

Top of Mind: Establishing a Data Management Program

As institutions begin to review their strategic objectives after the events of the last several months, a few critical changes come into view. If there were ever a time to ensure that the technology and people that support institutions are flexible and agile in their approaches to solve problems, this is the time. We have […]

The Rise of the “Next Normal”: A Three-Pronged Approach for Higher Education IT Leaders

Top of Mind: The Rise of the “Next Normal”

The COVID-19 pandemic has forced higher education institutions to change quickly, and potentially for good. It has shown that colleges and universities can do what was previously unimaginable—enable an entirely remote academic and administrative environment and do it within a matter of weeks. The unyielding constraints of a global health crisis have forced institutions to […]

Insights for Public Universities: Tambellini’s 2020 Finance and HCM Market Trends and Leaders Report

Top of MInd: Insights into 2020 Finance and HCM Market Trends and Leaders Report

With the publication of Tambellini’s 2020 Financial Management and Human Capital Management Systems US Higher Education Market Share, Trends, and Leaders Report, many institutions can benefit from the in-depth view of the finance and HCM technology selections across the higher education landscape. However, public universities can draw specific insights from the report’s information and help […]

Are You Suddenly Managing a Remote Team?

Top of MInd: Newsworthy for Higher Ed

As colleges and universities move to remote work in the coming days, it is a challenging time for leaders who need to stay productive and take care of the health and well-being of their team members.  If you are responsible for a team that is suddenly remote, here are some tips to help you keep […]

Coronavirus, Compassion, and Change

Top of MInd: Newsworthy for Higher Ed

I feel for my former colleagues and friends in higher education right now. Having recently left an institutional role, I can easily imagine the conversations that are happening on campuses across the United States, the difficult decisions that are being made, and the stress that COVID-19 is creating for institutions and their leaders, their faculty […]

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 […]

Go Beyond Where Your Servers Are Located

Top of Mind: Go Beyond Where Your Servers Are Located

When most of us hear “cloud,” we automatically think about the location of our servers. There are countless resources to help us weigh the cost-savings versus the risks. Even more to guide us in balancing the benefits of budget relief versus limiting our capacity. However, despite the resources at our fingertips, it is still difficult […]

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 […]