How was the decision made to choose PeopleSoft Campus Solutions?
The university contracted with Moran Technology Consulting in March 2008 to assist with the review of suitable replacements for the current student information system. With their assistance, an executive steering committee was established along with a system evaluation team, which had representation from all university divisions. The system evaluation team gathered requirements for the new system based on the functional and technical aspects desired for the new system. Those requirements became the foundation for the request for proposal (RFP). Vendors were brought to campus for numerous demonstrations and meetings with the evaluation team and members of the campus community.
PeopleSoft Campus Solutions was chosen based on the competitive evaluation and costs analysis completed.
The implementation process also was considered in the decision to choose PeopleSoft Campus Solutions. For systems of this nature, a different vendor handles implementation. After a similar RFP process and campus vendor presentations, Ciber, Inc. was selected for the implementation process. The evaluation team felt confident that PeopleSoft Campus Solutions could be effectively implemented through the implementation approach offered by Ciber Inc., which will be critical to the success of the new system.
Ultimately, the decision to select PeopleSoft Campus Solutions and Ciber, Inc. was made with the goal of providing students, faculty and staff with the best possible set of services to support academic needs while meeting institutional obligations in a cost-efficient manner.