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Dear Colleagues,

Last month, President Weisbuch announced the initiation of the University's Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) project. I would like give you an update on our progress.

Over the past month, we have formed the ERP Executive Steering Committee, and it has been working on project startup in conjunction with the consultants whom we have engaged from Strata Information Group (SIG). An organizational structure for the project, including teams for each of the functional areas has been established, and team leads have been appointed.   We have started work on a project charter, which will set the scope and "ground rules" for the project. We intend to publish the project charter after it is approved by the Executive Steering Committee.  There will be a celebratory project kickoff event during the week of September 27, and I invite and encourage you to attend.  More details on the kickoff and other project activities will be forthcoming soon.

Finally, I would like to invite you to help us name the project.  The project will affect many aspects of campus life and will be an important technological step for the University, so its name should reflect that as well as provide a recognizable identity for the project.  Some schools have named their ERP projects with acronyms such as OPUS for Oberlin Project for Unified Systems or NJIT's ORBIT for Organization Re-engineering using Banner Information Technology, and others have simply selected interesting names.  In order to allow the Executive Steering Committee to select a name before the kickoff event, I encourage you to send your suggestion to Axel Larsson at elarsson@drew.edu no later than September 15.

Best regards,

Alan Candiotti
Chair, ERP Executive Committee

ERP Executive Committee

  • Alan Candiotti (Chair)
  • Pamela Gunter-Smith
  • Alyssa McCloud
  • Howard Buxbaum
  • Peggi Howard
  • Dave Muha
  • Axel Larsson
  • Mike Richichi