LEXINGTON, Ky. -- The University of Kentucky and SAP Public Services Inc., a subsidiary of SAP America Inc., today announced the successful implementation of a new software solution designed to enhance services to students, faculty, staff and alumni. The SAP Campus Management application replaces the school's legacy software systems and represents the fourth major SAP module implementation in UK's Integrated Resource Information Systems (IRIS) Project, an ambitious effort to improve business and service processes.
Building on the successful implementations of SAP solutions for financials and procurement (October 2005), hospital inventory (January 2006), and human resources/payroll (April 2006), SAP Campus Management supports a range of functions from recruitment and admission to schedule building, registration, grading and student accounting. SAP Campus Management integrates with the other IRIS modules, supporting UK's vision of integrated information systems.
Utilizing SAP's enterprise portal functionality, the myUK Web site now offers the UK community a range of electronic features designed to replace inefficient, paper-based processes. Students can access an array of convenient self-service features on the myUK portal to help them manage processes such as registration, bill payment and financial aid. UK faculty and staff are now able to view dynamic class rolls, submit grades and access information for advising.
The IRIS Project Team scheduled hands-on student focus group activities well before SAP Campus Management was activated and incorporated several suggestions offered by the participants.
"Throughout the course of the IRIS Project, the University of Kentucky and SAP have developed and strengthened a partnership committed to improving higher education systems and services," said Don Witt, assistant provost for enrollment management and university registrar. "We have been most impressed with the true collaboration and team work between UK and SAP."