K-State’s Enterprise Systems Exploratory Task Force will host three vendor demonstrations in early August on the topic of “What is possible with modern enterprise systems”. The task force will look at options for K-State’s major enterprise systems which support the critical business functions of human capital management, financial management, and student management. “Right now, we are not working to select a specific vendor or product, but instead look at the various options and assess K-State’s readiness to take on such a major effort”, commented Cindy Bontrager, vice president of Administration and Finance.
The following vendors will provide a 90-minute presentation followed by a brief question and answer session:
All presentations will be held in the Wildcat Chambers (formerly the Union Little Theater) in the K-State Student Union.
“While the sessions will be available via Zoom and recorded, we hope that many people will take the opportunity to attend all three sessions in person”, said Gary Pratt, Chief Information Officer.
“The goal of the demos is to help people who work every day in K-State’s systems to understand the advances that have been made in the area of applications known as cloud-based Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems”, said Rob Caffey, chair of the Enterprise Systems Exploratory Task Force. “The first task is to get people thinking more broadly about what is possible. Then the task force will hold a series of listening tours in the early fall to hear what people think we need, what is working and not working, etc.”
The Enterprise Systems Exploratory Task Force includes 16 professional staff members from across campus and is co-sponsored by Cindy Bontrager (VP for Administration and Finance) Pat Bosco (VP for Student Life), Jay Stephens (VP for Human Capital Services), and Gary Pratt (Chief Information Officer).
The KSIS upgrade project team is currently working with various focus groups to conduct pre-release testing and prepare for the go-live date Monday, July 24.
KSIS will be unavailable during the upgrade window from Friday evening, July 21, through Sunday, July 23.
Once the upgrade is complete, KSIS will have a new mobile-friendly navigation. The new NavBar navigation will allow you to access: Recent Places, My Favorites, Navigator (all your folders), and Classic Home. Users will be able to add both Fluid (new) and Classic (old) pages to My Favorites in the NavBar.
KSIS users are encouraged to prepare for the upgrade by doing these:
“Tapping Social Media Data with NCapture and NVivo 11 Plus” will be offered 1:30-3:30 p.m. Friday, March 17, in 401B Hale Library. This presentation provides an overview of the NCapture browser add-on (to Google Chrome and Microsoft IE) as a tool for extracting information from social media platforms and will explore how the extracted data is analyzed using NVivo 11 Plus, a qualitative and mixed methods data analysis tool. (The NVivo for Mac now enables this functionality as well.)
“Advanced NVivo 11 Plus” is a follow-up presentation from the “Introduction to NVivo 11 Plus” offered earlier this month. This training will be held 1:30-3:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 24, in 401B Hale Library.
An “Intro to NVivo 11 Plus” training is scheduled from 1:30-3:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 3, 401B Hale Library for all faculty, graduate students, and staff who may be using this qualitative (and mixed methods) data analysis tool.
Information Technology Services is pleased to announce that K-State’s Student Information System (KSIS) will be upgraded to a new release fall 2017. The upgrade represents K-State’s ongoing investment to provide the KSIS user community with the most complete, flexible, and innovative student information system available. Continue reading “KSIS upgrade coming fall 2017”→
Do you know your free printing balance? What about your current Cat Cash balance or the number of meals remaining on your meal plan? With the new Balances widget in Connect, students, faculty and staff can easily check all three.