Efficiency

Finance PeopleTools and Database Upgrade

Filed in Efficiency, Featured, General by on June 30, 2016
Finance PeopleTools and Database Upgrade

The University uses a single instance of PeopleSoft Financials to manage financial business processes including; General Ledger, Payables, Grants, Contracts, AR, Billing, and Asset Management. PeopleSoft Financials is an Oracle product comprised of many software components. An upgrade of the database and PeopleTools software was necessary to ensure continued Oracle support. At the start of […]

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CRM Strategy a Driving Force for UMass Lowell

Filed in Efficiency, Featured, General by on June 7, 2016
CRM Strategy a Driving Force for UMass Lowell

When the UMass Lowell’s Solution Center opened at University Crossing in 2014, it gave students a convenient, one-stop location to register for a class, pay a bill, or apply for financial aid. But bringing those services together under one roof took more than just a moving truck. Behind the scenes, it required the Information Technology Office to […]

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Document Imaging, More Than Archiving Documents

Filed in Awareness, Efficiency, Featured, General by on March 31, 2016
Document Imaging, More Than Archiving Documents

How do the Boston Dartmouth and Lowell campuses (BDL) add over 1.3 million documents a year? How do Admissions offices across BDL process over 38,000 admissions folders? How will Financial Aid offices in the UMass system efficiently intake documents from applicants and process these documents through an electronic workflow in order to award millions of […]

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UMass Amherst’s Design Building, A Model of Sustainable Architecture

Filed in Efficiency, Featured, Innovation by on December 15, 2015
UMass Amherst’s Design Building, A Model of Sustainable Architecture

UMass Amherst is constructing a four-story, 87,500-square-foot building that will open in 2017. This building will house three academic programs from three separate colleges, Landscape Architecture & Regional Planning from the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences, the Department of Architecture from the College of Humanities and Fine Arts, and the Building and Construction Technology […]

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Data Center Optimization Saves Money, Headaches

Filed in Efficiency, Featured, General by on December 8, 2015
Data Center Optimization Saves Money, Headaches

UMass Lowell takes lead in system-wide shift to Shrewsbury facility UMass Lowell takes leading role in system-wide Data Center Optimization project, which means greater reliability for IT services — and considerable savings for the university. A little Saturday evening snowstorm wasn’t going to stop Steve Athanas, director of platforms and systems engineering for Information Technology, […]

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