IRIS project selects SAP® as software vendor to help improve functionality
The University of Kentucky Integrated Resource Information Systems (IRIS) project recently announced the selection of SAP® as its software vendor.
“The need for accurate and reliable data management systems is critical if we are to support the university’s mission to facilitate research, teaching and study, as well as to manage core processes of administration,” said UK President Lee T. Todd Jr. “I want to express my gratitude to the IRIS Steering Committee and staff for their ongoing efforts to establish applications that will meet the information demands of UK.”
The IRIS project is designed to implement new software systems that will work together to improve the many UK functions, including human resource services, financial services and student services.
SAP offers a multitude of student service and administrative functions, ranging from student application processing to the automation of many of the university’s manual operations.
SAP is the world’s leading provider of business and software solutions. Through mySAP™ Business Suite, people around the globe are improving business relationships with customers and partners, streamlining operations, and achieving significant efficiencies throughout their supply chains. Today, more than 130 colleges and universities and 19,600 companies in 120 countries run more that 62,000 installations of SAP® software.
The implementation of the SAP suite of products will span several years and will enhance the university’s goal of becoming a top-20 research institution. Universities already using SAP include Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Duke University, Johns Hopkins University, University of Mississippi, University of Tennessee, University of Cincinnati and many others.
“Based on vendor references and site visits, we believe that SAP will form a strong and productive working relationship with the university,” said Phyllis Nash, IRIS Project director. “SAP values its customers and works diligently to form partnerships and meet customer needs. We want to enter into a partnership with SAP because of its customer focus.”
Another crucial aspect of the IRIS project is its dependence on the skills and abilities of employees already at UK. While the project will take advantage of consultants, the focus will be on the consultants transferring their knowledge to our own staff who will oversee the design and implementation of the software.
For more information on the IRIS project, call 257-3514 or visit www.uky.edu/IRIS .