Tuesday Afternoon Learning Opps
Approaches to Enterprise System Implementation in the New SaaS Environment
- Tuesday, August 01
- 01:45 PM - 03:00 PM
- Minneapolis Conv Ctr
Partner and Leader, Higher Education and Academic Medical Centers Practice
Information Services Group (ISG)
Vice President/Chief Information Officer
University of Maryland, Baltimore
Colleges, universities, and academic medical centers are rapidly moving to the cloud for administrative systems and services. In this new environment, subscriptions replace large, one-time license fees for Software-as-a-Service systems, changing the economics, timing, and acquirer-software vendor balance of control. This session’s speakers will discuss how the economics of SaaS-based enterprise software acquisition differ from traditional ERP acquisitions, the implications those changes have on enterprise software implementation, the tasks that may occur before engaging a system integrator, and the benefits this approach can provide to an institution.
- Compare the economics, timing, and acquirer-vendor balance of control of enterprise SaaS system acquisition vis-à-vis traditional on-premise system acquisition.
- Revisit the traditional approach to enterprise system implementation to shorten project duration, reduce project risk, and potentially reduce overall cost.
- Discuss institutional advantages that can arise from the implementation of enterprise applications.