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.
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.
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 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.