Enterprise Systems and Process Renewal Project

From the Desk of the Project Manager: July 2011

Introduction
This is part of a series of monthly Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) project updates based on the assessment of Bill Reed, project manager. Reed works with the various teams involved in implementing the ERP systems, as well as supporting the Executive Committee in managing and tracking the overall project. To receive these updates automatically in your inbox, subscribe to the ERP category at www.bsu.edu/commcenter. For more information, visit www.bsu.edu/erp.

Summary
Banner Finance and the SciQuest procurement system went live as planned July 1. This marks a significant achievement and required incredible hard work and determination of everyone involved, particularly the finance implementation team members.

The next two releases will support International Admissions in August and Admissions in September, plus the new CollegeNet online application system.

Overall, progress on this large, complex project continues at a good pace.

Other Details
Student/Financial Aid: The Student team has successfully built the Ball State catalog in the test environment. Work also has begun for the conversion of "person records" from the legacy system to Banner.

Finance and Training: User training sessions will continue through the summer. The team members also will be sharing the lessons they learned during launch with others working on the larger ERP effort.

Human Resources/Payroll: The team continues to make good progress.