Purpose

Assist and advise the Provost and Senior Vice Chancellor/CFO to ensure our ERP environment is strategically organized, coordinated and cost-optimized for the academic, research and administrative goals necessary for the success of CU Boulder. The committee will also develop a multi-year prioritized ERP strategic plan that recognizes the value and security of data, the ability to analyze it, and leads to sound decisions that support the mission of the university.

ERP Defined

ERP originally stood for Enterprise Resource Planning, but has evolved from an acronym to a word that connotes the entire administrative or business systems IT environment. Next gen ERP systems are comprehensive software packages that seek to integrate and automate the complete range of business processes and functions to present a holistic view of the business from a single information and IT architecture. They address the processes of multiple academic and administrative units and have evolved to include customer relationship management, integrate Internet-enabled applications for e-business, incorporate big data, provide for mobile integration, be secure and accessible, and provide access to information at anytime and from anywhere.

For purposes of this committee the primary ERP systems that we will focus on include:

  • SIS (Student Information System)
  • HCM (Human Capital Management)
  • Fin (Financial)
  • InfoEd (Research Administration)
  • CRM (Constituent Relationship Management)
  • Various Portals (MyCUInfo and related systems)
  • CIW/Cognos (Data Warehouse)

We expect that as the committee works to improve the performance, management, and governance of our ERP systems, the need for localized ERP systems will decline.

Read the ERP Principles and Implementation document for full details on the charge of the committee and how it functions.

ERP Governance Diagram

ERP Governance Process

ERP Project Proposal Form

OIT-UIS Integrated Project Charter Template