Project Ensemble


Green Mountain Higher Education Consortium: Reduce Costs and Increase Services in the Cloud (A Case Study)

Champlain College, Middlebury and St. Michael’s College, as GHMEC members, will be implementing new technology to support our strategic plans and better serve our institutions.  This initiative, called, “Project Ensemble”, represents our collaboration, innovation and success for each of our institutions.   Below is a brief summary of what is to come:

  • Blackbaud RE NXT has been chosen as the information system for Advancement.  Using cloud technology, Blackbaud offers a complete suite of fundraising solutions to over 2,500 higher education institutions.  Implementation of this technology has begun and will go live at all three institutions February-March 2019.

  • Oracle Cloud has been chosen as the information system for human resources, finance and potentially student records.  Oracle currently has more than 350 higher education customers in the cloud, supporting over 11 million students.  The Oracle finance and human resources implementations have begun.  Finance will go live early March 2019 and human resources will go live in the fall of 2019.

 We have created strong teams which includes subject matter experts across all colleges with deep experience and capabilities.  We are also leveraging outside partners for implementation and project management.

The participation of each college in this collaborative venture through GMHEC allows us to share our collective wisdom and realize financial benefits.  The technology brings a modernization to our information systems and revisions to our business practices to increase usability, functionality, and efficiency, and improve our reporting capabilities.