The Higher Education Systems & Services Consortium

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REGISTRATION IS OPEN for the 2022 HESS Consortium National Member Institutions Conference on November 15-16, 2022 and share it with your fellow staff professionals!

This year’s conference will again be virtual but will still feature great presentations from our top business partners as well as insightful presentations from our member institutions who are innovating in technology. Schedule information coming soon.

We will be inviting our business partners in enterprise systems, learning management systems, computer hardware and peripherals and cloud software to engage with you again this year.  Best of all, as in previous conferences, you will see the most cutting edge solutions from our major partners.

Register yourself and your colleagues early

at no-cost to your campus as a member
of the HESS Consortium

If you are a member and would like to present
at the 2022 conference, please click the link above
and submit your presentation today!




Here’s another BIG WAIVE to our HESS Members for 2022-23!

In celebration of our new strategic partnership with the Coalition for College Cost Savings, the HESS Board of Directors have waived membership fees to our entire HESS national membership and all new potential private, non-profit colleges and universities for 2022-2023!

We are also offering free admission to all of our member institutions for the 2022 HESS Consortium Virtual Conference in November.

Make sure to invite all of your friends in other private colleges and universities to take this opportunity to join the Consortium and take part in our community of practice!



    • The HESS Consortium Collective selects the Oracle Cloud for Higher Education Solution as its Common, Cloud-native ERP/SIS Platform

      re-release: February 4, 2022

Chief Information Officers and other technology leaders from a group of 33 HESS Consortium member institutions- the HESS Consortium ERP/SIS Collective - have chosen Oracle Cloud for Higher Education as its new, common cloud-native ERP/SIS platform.

After reviewing a number of the major cloud-native software solutions, the group made the choice to select Oracle Cloud based on 1.) modern product functionality in Finance, Human Resources, Financial Aid and SIS, 2.) initial and long-term affordability and 3.) the ability to partner with the HESS Collective community in its vision to create a support and resource network for participating HESS Consortium member institutions.

Read more  |   View HESS Collective Overview Video 

View Drivestream's Information website on the Collective

Read the Campus Technology 2/8/2021 article on the HESS Collective here.



      • The NEW HESS Consortium Online Leadership Community (OLC)

        In an effort to help our members more closely communicate and collaborate, we have created a new service for our HESS members.  This new resource is called the HESS Consortium Online Leadership Community.  It is a LinkedIn or Facebook-like closed social media platform that allows focused groups to discuss topics, share files and collaborate at a new level!  Our HESS OLC community has just passed 200 active registered members!  If you are a HESS institution, join the discussions on the HESS OLC today!

        Click here to login or sign-up for the new HESS Online Leadership Community
        (PLEASE NOTE: This new social community platform is for HESS member institutions and their staff ONLY)

      • Monthly HESS Webinars with business partners, consultants and members are listed on our community leadership site here.
        (member login required)

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he Higher Education Systems & Services Consortium or "The HESS Consortium" is a 501c3 non-profit, membership-run organization. The HESS Consortium is focused on collectively lowering costs and increasing collaboration between specifically private colleges and universities in the area of administrative systems and services.
 Click here to see a listing of our national private college & university membership!

The HESS Consortium is made up of chief financial officers, chief information officers as well as technology and finance directors in a diverse group of schools committed to finding efficiencies and cost savings by working with other like-minded institutions. Together, we realize that, throughout the country, private college/university Chief Information/Technology Officers (CIO) and Chief Business Officers (CBO) are mutually charged with providing mission critical administrative services in an environment of almost flat, if not decreasing, net revenues. We are asked to maximize the effectiveness and efficiency of administrative software services and related information technology to meet the increasing needs of diverse users while minimizing the resources used.

Together, we are working in lockstep with our Presidents to determine how our tasks can best be accomplished, what marketplace options may be available to better meet out needs, and what innovative solutions are being implemented in our sector across the country.  One thing is clear.  Together, we are stronger.  Learn more about our goals and how to join the HESS Consortium by clicking here.  


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