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 […]

The Plumbing of IT: Implementing an Integration Strategy

Top of Mind: The Plumbing of IT

You have a request from your business area to integrate your student information to a new system. You ask your development team to assess it, and they determine that they can clone a batch interface that already has four versions that are running for four other departments. It will take six weeks and require forty […]

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 […]

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 […]

Insights for Private Colleges and 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. Private colleges can draw specific insights from the report’s information and help guide […]

Redefining Work Roles and What’s Important, Part 2

Top of MInd: Newsworthy for Higher Ed

It is no longer possible to deliver documents by campus mail, to walk them over to another office and drop them in a colleague’s inbox, or to assemble packets of information and courier them to their destination. It is no longer possible to sign contracts in person, with or without a notary witness. Yet, it […]

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 […]

My Top 10 Takeaways from EDUCAUSE 2019

Top of Mind: Top 10 Takeaways from EDUCAUSE 2019

The Tambellini Group was in Chicago last week at the annual EDUCAUSE conference. It was such a pleasure to meet with current and prospective Tambellini members. The air was energized and the conversations lively. There were some consistent themes and messages throughout the conference, and I came away with some valuable insights.  Most institutions with […]

Automating the Budgeting and Planning Process

Top of Mind: Automating the Budgeting and Planning Process

Co-Columnist: Mary Beth Cahill – Tambellini Analyst As higher education institutions experience increasing internal and external pressures to reduce expenses and remain profitable, they are being pushed to have a keener understanding of expenses, tighter control on operating costs, and increasing optimization of revenues. As a result, The Tambellini Group has seen an increase in […]