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Higher Education ERP-SIS Implementation Companies

In our last post on ERP implementations times, we talked about how we have recently started to capture information on the implementation partners who help higher education institutions implement Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) or Student Information Systems (SIS).
Not all companies use implementation partners. Many have their own implementation teams. We will look at companies that have helped implement Oracle’s PeopleSoft system and Workday systems.  As many of you know, Workday was founded by former Peoplesoft CEO so it’s not surprising that they have some of the same business views.
Source: LISTedTECH

Kuali Raises $10 Million

Cloud software company Kuali has raised $10 million in funding from ed-tech venture capital fund Owl Ventures.

Joel Dehlin, CEO of Kuali, said that the $10 million investment would help Kuali accelerate development of its cloud-based software. The company offers open-source software for research management, financial management and business continuity planning, as well as a student information system.

Source: Inside Higher Ed


Kaltura to Power its Growth across Australia and New Zealand with an Expanded Local Team and Reseller Partnerships

Leading video technology provider, Kaltura, today announced the successful completion of the first stage of its plans to grow its footprint in Australia and New Zealand (ANZ).

Kaltura’s video solutions are already in use around the world by leading organisations such as SAP, MetLife, Philips, Yale University, Stanford University, Cornell University, and many more. While Kaltura has had a long-established footprint in Asia Pacific (APAC), this expansion underscores the importance of Australia and New Zealand as key markets for Kaltura.

As a reflection of this focus, to better serve the rapidly growing video needs of Australia’s forward-thinking companies, universities, and government organisations, Kaltura has expanded its ANZ team with senior hires. This “Dream Team” of experienced representatives will substantially boost Kaltura’s ability to serve digital transformation efforts in ANZ’s business and education sectors.

Source: CSO

Human Resources – University of North Georgia

UNG to switch to new human resources platform system and software

The University of North Georgia (UNG) and the University System of Georgia (USG) schools will be operating from the same playbook, so to speak, regarding human resources and payroll-related functions by January 2020.

In March, UNG and 12 other USG schools will switch from their current human capital management platform known as ADP to the new system called OneUSG Connect. The new platform based on the software program PeopleSoft will be used for all time and absence management, payroll, human resources personnel functions, and faculty managed event information.

Source: UNG Newsroom

Human Resources/Payroll – University of Nevada, Reno

Campus Roiled by New System

Some University of Nevada, Reno employees last week may have started believing the claims that the Republican tax plan would be good for the middle class. Many of them received pay in five figures instead of four.

All through the winter, local journalists have heard complaints, particularly about the finance side of the new system. Last week’s pay glitches made the complaints reach a new level.

One campus source said that between 10 and 15 people are known to have resigned their jobs in exasperation over trying to work with Workday.


Learning Management System – University of Wisconsin, Stevens Point

D2L to be Phased Out for New Canvas System

By June of 2020, Desire 2 Learn will be completely phased out and replaced by a new digital learning environment system called Canvas.

The switch is being made to find a new digital learning environment to better meet student needs because the University of Wisconsin–System’s contract with D2L is expiring.

Shifting from a learning management system like D2L to a digital learning environment will better facilitate learning by supporting the needs of all teaching and learning modes, whether face to face, blended or fully online.

Source: the point

Learning Management System – California State University, Northridge

Toodles to Moodle

With CSUN’s full transition to Canvas this semester, Moodle is officially a part of the university’s past.

Moodle was introduced to CSUN in 2009 and formally implemented in 2010. The open-source virtual learning management system replaced the discontinued WebCT. At the time of its introduction, Moodle was seen as cutting-edge technology, promising to connect students to their courses anywhere in the world. In addition, Turnitin, which was bundled with Moodle, digitally detected plagiarism within student essays.

Source: Sundial

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