UPEI is embarking upon a major review of its business processes and supporting administrative computer applications. The ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) Project will lead to recommendations on the future development of administrative applications for the Student, Financial, Human Resources systems and other related business process and information requirements.
Over the past ten years, UPEI has experienced tremendous growth in enrolments, academic programs, research and capital infrastructure. The backbone of our administrative systems supporting all aspects of University operations is the University Information System (UIS) – a series of computer applications that support financial services, student information and human resource administration. These core applications have been developed and maintained ‘in-house’ by a team of dedicated and talented programmers in the Information Technology Systems and Services (ITSS) department. However, with ever increasing demands and expectations on the current system and the too few programmers that provide support, it has become evident that our in-house development model can no longer be sustained in present form.
The ERP project will take the University through a process leading to a decision on the future development of our administrative software applications, the selection of an integrated software solution and the implementation of that solution to replace our current system. Replacing our current systems will involve a great deal of time, effort and resources, both human and financial. I am confident that with careful planning and the cooperation of all those involved in this important project the outcome will be a successful upgrade of our information systems.
As chair of the Executive Steering Committee for the ERP Project, I invite and encourage you to find out more about this project by exploring this website and also to become engaged in the process when opportunities are presented.