GMHEC’s first newsletter “The Connection” released.
GMHEC, along with our consortium partners have been actively reviewing and interviewing implementation partners for our Oracle, ERP and HCM project. We have also been reviewing and interviewing external project manager teams to support our Oracle projects and our Blackbaud project our Advancement group. We are grateful for the over forty leaders and functional area experts for their deep involvement in this important selection process. The next several weeks will include reference checking and deep dive discussions with potential partners.
Blackbaud held its annual users conference, BBCCON 2017 in Baltimore last week. We had 10 people from the GMHEC member schools attend. Great opportunity for the team to engage together and learn from others as we enter into deeper project planning for the January 2018 implementation start.
Member colleges of GMHEC including Champlain College, Middlebury College and St. Michael’s College have selected leading edge cloud technology solutions for the continued success in supporting our students. Our chosen vendors, Blackbaud for advancement and Oracle for HCM, finance and potentially student demonstrated strength in technology solutions and understanding of our specific needs. This selection process included a significant amount of time and input from stakeholders amongst all schools. The first Steering Committee meeting was held recently and the planning phase is well underway for these important implementations.