Employing the services of Highstreet as their integration partner, UWSP is the first major institution to conduct a full implementation and go live on Oracle’s latest version of Campus Solutions software.
“UWSP had a home-built Student Information System (SIS) for over a decade. Over the years, other solutions arose which provided better service options to our faculty and students, and it was decided to purchase Oracle’s Campus Solutions as a best-of-breed replacement to offer a full suite of services for our institution. We were faced with a long history of business practices and technology that needed replacement in a short timeframe,” explained Peter Zuge, Chief Information Officer of the 9400-student liberal arts public institution.
UWSP engaged Highstreet in the fall of 2015 to provide project management, implementation, integration, training, and development consulting services in support of the implementation process. Using the new system, applications were first processed in August 2016.
In the spring and summer of 2017, students could enroll for the summer and fall semesters, Financial Aid awards were determined, and students could begin paying their bills using the new system. Students also began taking advantage of a popular new feature of the Campus Solutions system, which allows them to register and access their records through their mobile devices.
“Higher Education is an important vertical for Highstreet. The demands of the modern student are causing new strategies to be developed by universities and we are confident that our expertise can assist,” commented Greg Furst, CEO at Highstreet.
“We selected Highstreet to assist us on this critical project. They helped select appropriate options and worked with us as we completed the migration over to our new Student Information System. As with any large project, there were obstacles, but the Highstreet team proved to be strong partners,“ stated Peter Zuge. “With Campus Solutions, we were able to streamline and consolidate separate unit business processes into seamless offerings, which significantly improved our student experience. We are pleased with the results and the assistance Highstreet provided.”
“Although this was a new partnership with UWSP, Highstreet and our resources have long-standing relationships with many of the University of Wisconsin (UW) schools. We wanted to provide UWSP the successful partnership that schools in the UW system were accustomed to with Highstreet,” concluded Henry Tran, Executive Vice President and Practice Lead, Highstreet.
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About the University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point
Established in 1894 and located on 400 acres in the center of Wisconsin, UWSP is a liberal arts university of approximately 9400 students. UWSP was recently ranked in the 2018 U.S. News and World Report’s Top 10 Best Colleges of public universities in the 12 Midwest states.