ERP selection and negotiation support for higher education.
The enterprise resource planning (ERP) marketplace is undergoing a dramatic shift. In order to select the right solution for your institution, it’s imperative that you work with an independent partner that is knowledgeable of all higher education ERP solutions and can offer you an unbiased perspective. It is equally important that this partner have deep knowledge of your current administrative system to effectively evaluate the possibility of modernizing it.
CampusWorks has decades of experience with all of the major ERP systems commercially available today, and we understand the implications of the changes occurring in the marketplace. As an independent service provider, we do not create, promote, or sell any products. We are not an implementation partner of any ERP vendor nor are we are affiliated with any software or hardware enterprises. This independence ensures that our services and recommendations will be provided without bias. Such independent “best choice” decisions often result in significant cost savings for the institution.
ERP System Assessment
If your ERP system is causing more problems than it solves, CampusWorks can help you identify areas in which it’s underutilized and determine its ability to meet the institution's current and future needs. Through a comprehensive ERP Assessment, CampusWorks’ team of experts will determine how your organization is currently using its administrative system, identify areas in which its underutilized, and help you determine when the system should be updated or replaced.
If you decide to implement a new ERP system, CampusWorks can help you develop an ERP request for proposal (RFP) that reflects your institution’s unique culture and needs. We achieve this by conducting a comprehensive needs assessment to develop a clear picture of your institution’s specific requirements; evaluating your organization’s business processes, identifying gaps in those processes, and making recommendations to fill those gaps; and bringing decades of experience with all of the commercially-available ERP platforms and knowledge of industry best practices to the table to facilitate the selection process and help you avoid common pitfalls.
Once your institution has selected a new ERP system, CampusWorks can help you facilitate vendor negotiations to secure contract discounts and reduce implementation costs. While we are an independent company, we have strong working relations with all of the major higher education ERP vendors, which enables us to negotiate the most competitive pricing in the industry.
When our clients are asked why they chose to partner with CampusWorks for an ERP selection project, they typically cite our collaborative, transparent methodology. They also appreciate our deep knowledge of the available solutions, which enhances the requirements gathering process and creates a well-informed RFP process.
LMS & CRM System Assessment and Selection
CampusWorks can also help your institution evaluate and select a learning management system (LMS) and/or customer relationship management (CRM) system to fit your institution's needs. Through a comprehensive assessment, CampusWorks’ team of experts will determine how well your current LMS and/or CRM system are meeting your institution's needs and help you determine whether they should be updated or replaced. If you decide to implement a new solution, CampusWorks can help you develop an RFP that reflects your institution’s unique culture and needs. We identify these criteria by conducting a comprehensive needs assessment and evaluating your organization’s business processes and any gaps that may exist. Our team has decades of experience with all of the commercially-available CRM and LMS platforms as well as knowledge of industry best practices. Not only can we guide you through the selection process, we can help you avoid common pitfalls.
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