Tuesday Mid-day Learning Opps

Best Practices for Migrating an ERP to Cloud Hosting

  • Tuesday, July 24
  • 10:30 AM - 11:45 AM
  • Long Beach Conv Center
  • Level 1, 102C
  • IT

Speakers

Henry DeVries

Management Consultant, Principal

Ellucian

Reston, Virginia

Randall Gentzler

Vice President for Finance and Administration, Treasurer

Loyola University Maryland

Baltimore, Maryland

Description

Loyola University Maryland's cloud migration was part of a larger initiative to transform its IT department from a cost center to an agile organization aligned to the institution’s strategic goals. During this session, panelists will answer all your tough questions: why Loyola chose hosting vs. SaaS, what happened to its reports, how annual savings were calculated, what convinced stakeholders from across the university to engage in the process, and more. Panelists will also share migration plans and schedules, best practices for a smooth migration, examples of how the cloud is helping Loyola break down data silos and improve analytics, and feedback from administrators, faculty, and students.

Learning Objectives

  • Evaluate cloud options and choose the best one for your institution.
  • Calculate the cost or savings of moving to the cloud.
  • Craft a clear migration plan and a realistic schedule.