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Current Issue: August 19, 2002
Volume 38, Number 3

New software helps re-engineer financial, student systems

The UNM Board of Regents recently approved the purchase of the SCT Banner suite of financial and student administrative software applications.

The Electronic Management Information Systems Project (EMIS), in collaboration with CIRT and other offices, have been working to to re-engineer UNM’s financial and student systems.

The preliminary project schedule calls for SCT General Ledger and Accounts Payable/Purchasing systems implementation to begin in August 2002. Work on the General Ledger will begin by July 2003 and Accounts Payable/Purchasing systems by January 2004.

Implementation of the student systems is scheduled to begin in July 2003. The University also has options to purchase the Human Resources/Payroll and Alumni/Development systems from SCT during the next several years.

The new SCT software will replace UNM’s mainframe, legacy systems installed in the 1970s and '80s. Unlike those systems, which provided functionality for central administrative offices only, the new SCT systems will provide departments and individuals with self-service capabilities using web browser technology and a desktop computer.

The new systems will help streamline approval processes at UNM. Many paper documents will be replaced with online web-based forms that can be routed electronically for approval.

An electronic mailing list has been created to help keep the UNM community informed about this project. Employees can subscribe to the list or read list messages via the web at http://list.unm.edu. Click Online UNM Mailing List Archives, and scroll down to EMISP-L; click the list name.