We Built, We Bought, We Shared: The Costs of Administrative Service Systems vs. the Academic Mission

Thursday, October 17 | 9:00AM–9:50AM | Meeting Room 213D
Session Type: Professional Development
This panel will bring to life lessons learned from alternative approaches to manage the costs of ERP implementations, including building your own in the modern era, buying and implementing in smarter ways, implementing SaaS alternatives, and joining a higher ed consortium that shares processes and software development. We will also address the leadership opportunities for finding ways to minimize the costs of administrative systems so our institutions can invest in our core missions: teaching and learning, service, and research.

Consider the historical expenses of ERP investments. | Learn about buying and implementing administrative systems in smarter ways. | See how the various alternatives can work for your institution.


  • Eric Denna

  • Ted Dodds

    CIO and Vice President for Information Technologies, Cornell University
  • Steve Fleagle

    CIO and Associate Vice President, The University of Iowa
  • Laura Patterson

    University of Michigan-Ann Arbor

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