Welcome back to RIT. We hope the winter quarter has gotten off to a good start for you. We would like to share an update on the progress of the GeneSIS project, RIT’s initiative to replace its legacy student information systems with an enterprise system. The GeneSIS project team has made significant progress since the project’s initial announcement in September.
The first step after product selection was to bring together an implementation team and subject matter experts from within RIT and train them on the software selected for the new SIS. A team was assembled and throughout October and November these subject matter experts from across the institute attended functional training sessions to learn how to configure the Oracle PeopleSoft Campus Solutions and CRM Software.
The project’s implementation phase then kicked off on November 1 and Oracle Consulting Services (OCS) was brought in as our partners throughout this process. OCS created a plan to lead us through the implementation, beginning with fit/gap analysis. In fit/gap analysis the implementation team will assess RIT’s current business practices and requirements in detail to confirm fits and identify specific gaps that must be addressed. This process will produce a plan to configure the software to meet RIT’s needs and modify current business processes to best utilize the system. The implementation team is in the midst of the fit/gap analysis stage, and will conclude by the Holiday break.
Once the fit/gap analysis is complete, RIT and OCS will have a configuration prototype and the project will enter full execution mode. The new SIS will launch in phases and the first component to go live will be admissions in June 2011. Visit the GeneSIS website for more information about the project and stay tuned for announcements later this quarter about forums to actively engage the campus and provide project updates.
We hope you have a safe and happy Holiday break and look forward to a productive new year.