The Higher Education Systems & Services Consortium
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BREAKING HESS CONSORTIUM NEWS:
The HESS Consortium announces Saint Mary’s College and Wheaton College as pilot institutions in HESS Collective ERP Program
The HESS Consortium is pleased to announce that Saint Mary’s College (Notre Dame, IN) and Wheaton College (Wheaton, IL) will lead as pilot institutions in the consortium’s HESS Collective ERP Program. The new program is building a framework for multiple institutions to work together on implementing a common, affordable, and cloud-native enterprise system solution through a cooperative contract and single implementation partner. The full enterprise system available to HESS Collective members will include student information, recruitment, financial aid, student billing, finance, payroll, and human capital management modules, among others.
We are excited to announce that our 2021 HESS Consortium Member Institutions Conference will be on November 16-17, 2021! Because of the uncertainties and strained travel budgets surrounding the pandemic, we will again be meeting virtually this year but plan to have another exciting event with presentations from our ERP business partners AND our member institutions.
REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN TO HESS MEMBER INSTITUTIONS ONLY.
CALL FOR PRESENTATIONS: If you would like to present at this year’s virtual conference, please click here to submit your presentation proposal! We are excited to hear what you are doing on your campuses and hope that you will submit a proposal for this year’s conference. This is a great way for you and your staff professionals to hone your presentation skills while getting well-deserved national attention for the innovative work at your institution.
DEADLINE for proposals is October 1, 2021 but earlier submissions are appreciated!
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.
HESS Webinar Recordings & National Articles
The 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.
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.
Our Higher Education Systems and Services Consortium member institutions are:
Our partnering state and national associations include: