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Is Your ERP Platform Burning? 
Article by Keith Fowlkes for Campus Technology Magazine - December, 2019 

As legacy ERP solutions begin to show their age, the difference between "cloud-enabled" and "cloud-native" software is becoming a flash point for many higher education institutions.


HESS Webinars for January-February 2020

    • Ellucian/HESS Customer Partnership on Tuesday, January 28th 11:00AM – 12:00PM ET 
      This webinar will cover the new Customer Success Manager (CSM) assigned to all HESS customers and the overall customer success program model. It will also give an overview of Ellucian Support Services and how existing HESS customers can use online resources for support help and knowledge base information.

    • Evisions Product Showcase: HESS Consortium on Wednesday, February 5th 2pm – 3:30pm ET 
      This webinar presentation is intended to show, and discuss with, any interested staff from HESS member institutions, current and upcoming solutions from Evisions. 

    • Optimal Concept Solutions: Creating Quality Online Degree Programs for Small Colleges on Thursday, February 13 at 11:00am ET
      This webinar presentation will give leadership with small to mid-sized colleges and universities an overview of how to start online programs.  The session will given an overview of best practices, accreditation requirements, faculty training needs and more.

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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: