Three More Wisconsin Technical Colleges Select CollegisEduprise for Improved Technology Services.
Business Editors/Education Writers
MAITLAND, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--April 29, 2002
WILM Consortium Seeks Industry Expertise and Strategic Value From
PeopleSoft Applications in Student Learning
and College Administrative Services
Citing a need for streamlined institutional efficiencies and improved services to students, faculty and staff, a consortium of Wisconsin Technical Colleges has chosen CollegisEduprise to host PeopleSoft applications for financials, human resources and student administration systems.
The WILM Consortium is comprised of three Wisconsin colleges - Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College (WITC) is a two-year college with campuses located in Ashland, New Richmond, Rice Lake, and Superior, Wisconsin. There are also two branches in Hayward and Ladysmith. WITC also runs a learning center in Washburn County. , Lakeshore Technical College Lakeshore Technical College (also LTC) is the technical and community college in Cleveland, Wisconsin for the cities of Sheboygan and Manitowoc. It is a member of the 16 schools in the Wisconsin Technical College System. and Mid-State Technical College Mid-State Technical College (also MSTC) is a technical (community) college in central Wisconsin. It has major campuses in the Marshfield, Stevens Point, Wisconsin Rapids communities. There is a learning center in Adams. - that form a unified force for improved institutional efficiencies across the various Wisconsin campuses. Another Wisconsin institution, Chippewa Valley Technical College Chippewa Valley Technical College is one of the 16 technical and community colleges in the Wisconsin Technical College System, centered in Eau Claire, Wisconsin. It serves an eleven-county area with the largest campus located in Eau Claire (actually home to three separate campuses: , though not a member of WILM, signed a technology management contract with CollegisEduprise earlier this year.
The WILM agreement is a five-year, $3.3 million deal that represents the latest in a growing list of state consortium clients for CollegisEduprise. Others include CalStateTEACH (California), Tennessee Board of Regents The Tennessee Board of Regents as currently constituted is authorized by an act of the Tennessee General Assembly passed in 1972. It supervises all public institutions of higher education in Tennessee not governed by the University of Tennessee system, including four-year , Oklahoma State Regents, Kentucky Virtual University, Colorado Community Colleges Online, Connecticut State University System (Online CSU See DSU/CSU.
1. CSU - California State University.
2. CSU - Cleveland State University.
3. CSU - Channel Service Unit. ) and the Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges.
CollegisEduprise, the leading technology services provider to higher education, recently formed a partnership with PeopleSoft, an alliance which helped solidify the agreement on behalf of the WILM Consortium. CollegisEduprise will combine its comprehensive services with PeopleSoft Internet-based student information and digital campus software to create a full range of services, including remote and/or on-campus hosting, plus ongoing application management.
CollegisEduprise's hosting and management options offer PeopleSoft's existing and future customers a flexible way to improve campus operations. Instead of providing dedicated resources to host and manage applications, institutions can elect to have their software applications hosted and maintained by CollegisEduprise either off-site or on campus; saving time and money, speeding deployment and maximizing functionality.
By outsourcing the hosting and management of their applications, higher education customers can redirect valuable IT resources to other campus projects. The CollegisEduprise-PeopleSoft agreement helps institutions reduce the total cost of ownership (TCO (1) (Total Cost of Ownership) The cost of using a computer. It includes the cost of the hardware, software and upgrades as well as the cost of the inhouse staff and/or consultants that provide training and technical support. See ROI. ) for technology investments, while realizing a faster return on investment (ROI (Return On Investment) The monetary benefits derived from having spent money on developing or revising a system. In the IT world, there are more ways to compute ROI than Carter has liver pills (and for those of you who never heard of that expression, it means a lot). ) for technology services.
WILM Consortium operates from one common database and data center, which serves all three institutions. This enables the Consortium to change the way data is collected, processed, reported, and used by staff members, school administrators, federal and state agencies.
CollegisEduprise has more than 110 higher education clients nationwide, including Loyola Marymount University, University of Notre Dame, University of Notre Dame, University of (nō`tər dām, nō`trə), at Notre Dame, Ind., near South Bend; Roman Catholic; coeducational; est. and opened 1842, chartered 1844. Southern California, National-Louis University, Salt Lake Community College Although the college does not offer four-year degrees, school officials work with the state's other institutions of high learning to ensure that credits are transferable. General education credits may be transferred to any four-year school in Utah including private schools such as and Valencia Community College The college was founded in 1967 as Valencia Junior College, taking its current name in 1971. It has several campuses in Orlando with additional campuses in Kissimmee and Winter Park. More than 50,000 students enroll each year. (Fla.).
About CollegisEduprise, Inc.
CollegisEduprise, Inc. is the leading provider of comprehensive business, technology and curriculum services to higher education. Founded in 1986, CollegisEduprise links administrative and academic goals through strategic vision and implementation. CollegisEduprise clients achieve dramatic returns on investments in technology by leveraging corporate expertise and economies of scale to realize financial, strategic and operational value on campus and online. Visit the CollegisEduprise Web site at www.collegiseduprise.com.
About WILM Consortium
The WILM consortium is comprised of three Wisconsin Technical Colleges: Indianhead, Lakeshore and Mid-State. WILM serves a combined student enrollment of approximately 58,000 students.