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Administrative Systems Assessment FAQs
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What does ERP stand for?
Enterprise Resource Planning
What is included in an ERP System?
Finance, Supply Chain, Human Resources, Research, and Student Information Systems are included or can be added as separate modules of an ERP or Administrative System
Will we consider a cloud or on-premise ERP solution?
Only cloud ERP solutions are currently available in the marketplace
Administrative Systems Assessment Dates and Milestones
Download at visual timeline and milestones of the assessment project (PDF)
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Debunking Cloud Myths
Cloud ERP is not customizable.
While cloud ERP systems may have some limitations compared to on-premise solutions, they can still be configured to meet the specific needs of an organization.
Cloud is not safe
Modern cloud ERPs take data security very seriously including full HIPAA compliance utilizing at-rest and in-transit encryption using a 256-bit data encryption along with annual 3rd-party compliance audits.
Cloud is not user-friendly.
Cloud-Based Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) as a Foundation for Ongoing Digitization
Net New Digital capabilities are continuously introduced on Cloud ERPs.
Higher Education Using Cloud-Based Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP)
The 34 R1 universities/university systems currently live on or moving to Cloud ERP platforms. All ERP vendors are now developing only cloud ERP solutions.
Limitations of Cloud-Based Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP)
Cloud ERP is configurable but does have limitations for certain processes.
- Some processes will have to be modified in order to adapt to Cloud ERP workflows
- Cloud versioning update schedules may happen at a faster pace than some organizations are used to
- Some limitations exist related to the creation of custom-built IT jobs (scheduled processing jobs)
- Non-native data tables may not be able to be added
Benefits of Cloud-Based Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP)
The ERP market includes full-suite cloud ERP offerings.
Understanding Cloud Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP)
Learn how cloud-based ERP will work at UCSF. Who is using it and what are the myths and future of the cloud ERP.
Benefits of Cloud-Based ERP
The benefit of full-suite cloud ERP offerings.Discover the benefits
Limitations of Cloud ERP
Even with configuration, ERP has its limitationsLearn the limitations
Universities Using Cloud ERP
34 R1 universities/university systems currently live on or moving to Cloud ERP.See who else is using ERP
Future of Using Cloud ERP
The future of our on-going digitization.Look to the future
Debunking Cloud Myths
Learn the facts about the myths.Get the facts
Future of On-Premise Solutions
On-premise solutions are approaching obsolescence in the ERP marketplace.
On-premise systems lack:
- Ease of use with mobile applications
- Intuitive dashboards displaying standardized data from a centralized solution
- Artificial intelligence and machine learning
- Continuously developed and expanded capabilities delivered by periodic application updates (avoiding on-premise security patch delays)