This Week in Review – May 14th to May 20th


KPMG, CBA and Microsoft Launch New ERP Competitor

The business expertise and software development teams of KPMG, CBA and Microsoft have banded together to create a new cloud-based enterprise resource planning system in order to offer small and medium-sized enterprises a cloud-based platform providing accounting, payroll, banking and operations including human resources, inventory and manufacturing.

This new standalone company, dubbed Wiise, will be launched in July.

Source: ARN

ePortfolios - Albany State University

Albany State University Selects Portfolium For ePortfolios, Assessment, and Accreditation

Albany State University has partnered with Portfolium to provide the student success platform campuswide to 2,500+ students. It plans to utilize the features provided by Portfolium's assessment software and platform in an initiative to bridge the skills gap between education and the workforce.

Source: benzinga

Financial Systems - LSE

TechnologyOne to Help LSE Overhaul Core Financial System

The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) has signed a five-year deal with the software provider TechnologyOne, in order to overhaul its core financial and research accounting business processes.

LSE will go live with TechnologyOne’s financials software solution in August 2019. The solution will help LSE overcome all of its past challenges and will provide standardisation and workflow automation while consolidating the functions of the legacy systems into one solution.

Source: Global Banking & Finance Review

Textbooks - Columbia College

Columbia College Partners with Ed Map to Offer Students Free Textbooks and eTexts

Ed Map, Inc. will serve as the official etext and book provider for Columbia College's Adult Higher Education and Online Education divisions.

Striving to offer students an affordable, individualized and quality education, the college will be offering free textbooks and eTexts to its online and adult students as part of its new TruitionSM initiative.

Source: Cision PR Newsletter


Lawrence University

Lawrence University Partners with Akademos to Lower Textbook Prices for Students

Lawrence University has selected Akademos as its new online bookstore provider. In order to help students obtain significant savings on course materials for the Fall 2018 term, the university will launch its new online bookstore this summer.

Seamless integration between the student information system and Akademos will allow students to see a personalized listing of their textbooks and to order materials for an entire term in less than five minutes.

Source: Cision PRWeb


Notre Dame Names CIO

The University of Notre Dame has appointed John Gohsman CIO and VP for information technology. In his new position, Goshman will be directing more than 250 employees and taking over the development of enterprise systems while overseeing the governance structure that will plan for the university’s future IT needs.

Source: Inside Indiana Business

Concur CTO Joins Tableau

Concur Chief Technology Officer Mark Nelson is leaving the company for a new role as the executive vice president of product development at data visualization company Tableau.

Nelson will bring his expertise in engineering, both technically and organizationally, to help grow the platform and the company.

Source: GeekWire