The Higher Education Systems & Services Consortium

HESS Announcements & Events

2019 HESS Webinars for June

  • HESS Webinar with Softdocs on June 26 at 11:00am EDT
  • HESS Webinar with DUBBOT on Friday, June 28 @ 11:00am EST
  • HESS Member-led Webinar on Elastic Stack on Friday, July 19 @ 11:30am EST
    Using The Elastic Stack to Improve Security and Operational Efficiency with Shane Wilson (Centre College)

Click here to RSVP for one or both of these webinars now!

The HESS Consortium in the News

Three New ERP Cooperative Contracts have been awarded in partnership with E&I Cooperative Services!
Awards to Unit4, Oracle and Workday have been made and available to all HESS member institutions. 
Click here for more information!

4 Ways the Higher Education ERP Industry Must Change by Keith Fowlkes
Campus Technology Magazine, April, 2019 (click here to view the article online)

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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: