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Summer 2006

SSP Moves from Software to Consulting Vendor Selection

Now that PeopleSoft has been selected as the software vendor for the new student information system, the Student System Project is concentrating on selecting a consulting firm that can provide experience and expertise on PeopleSoft implementations in universities of comparable size and complexity.

“An RFP (Request for Proposals) has been issued by Procurement Services,” reports Charles Grisham, Director of the SSP. “The closing date for receiving proposals is July 13. Review, presentations, and negotiations will follow, taking us probably until mid October before we have a signed contract.”

In the meantime, SSP team members have begun training on the PeopleSoft applications. “It’s a steep learning curve,” says Susan Barr, Associate Director of the SSP. “Initial training will give us an introduction to the language and conventions of PeopleSoft at a basic level. Future training will delve into how the applications are set up and function.”

A new terminology will emerge from the PeopleSoft student system implementation. Click here for a starting primer from the PeopleSoft website for future reference.

For information and progress reports on the Student System Project, visit the SSP website.