MTC has worked with a wide variety of commercial clients and higher education institutions, from community colleges to major businesses. We understand the unique needs of both higher education campuses & corporations. MTC has the experience and resources that are critical to the success of implementing the technology.
Planning for an SIS Replacement at Penn State University
The Pennsylvania State University’s Integrated Student Information System (ISIS) was designed and developed in the early 1980’s as a fully integrated centralized administrative system. It manages the records for all Penn State students–graduate, undergraduate, law, medical, credit, and non-credit — at 23 Penn State campuses and its growing on-line World Campus.
MTC was selected to assist with planning for the replacement or modernization of this critical, core system. MTC worked with the campus stakeholders to:
- Assess and gain consensus on requirements for a new student system,
- Gather options and potential costs for a vendor-developed SIS solution through a Request for Information,
- Investigate the potential for rebuilding ISIS by conducting extensive analysis of rebuild strategies, design and associated costs, and
- Develop a future state student information solution recommendation.
PSU decided to pursue a vendor sourced SIS system and asked MTC to assist Penn State in finalizing plans for selecting and implementing a new SIS system. This includes documenting current and future state business processes to ensure that the new system supports student services the way that PSU wants to deliver them in the future, rather than implementing them with the current processes. Additionally, MTC is supporting PSU in the preparation of an RFP for software and implementation services.
Student System Assessment for University of California Riverside Extension
UCR Extension provides continuing educational services to over 25,000 students per year. In addition to providing traditional continuing education, UCR Extension also has a very large international program that has some unique data and student information system needs.
MTC was selected to help the University assess its current student services processes against the function provided by the existing student information system, and develop scenarios for the future evolution of the system to best support the unique needs of UCR Extension. Various migration scenarios were studied, including alternative vendor packages and application rebuild approaches. UCR Extension has decided to streamline its student services processes and develop an RFP for a new student system.
IT Support Assessment for Saginaw Valley State University
Saginaw Valley State University (SVSU) engaged MTC to conduct an assessment of its current IT support environment and recommend appropriate changes in governance, personnel, systems, infrastructure and related systems to best support the needs of the University.
The assessment included three main components:
- Stakeholder Needs Assessment – Interviews and focus groups with major stakeholder groups to gain a quantitative and qualitative assessment of current state of stakeholder needs and IT capabilities
- Technology Infrastructure and Organization Assessment – A review of the current technology infrastructure environment, operational processes, planning and governance processes, and organization structure
- IT Improvement Strategies – Recommendations for improving the efficiency and effectiveness of SVSU’s IT operation and better serve stakeholder current and future needs
Project Management provided for ERP implementation at The John Marshall Law School
After John Marshall Law School chose to replace their legacy ERP application, Moran Technology Consulting was selected to provide independent project management, from project planning through implementation.
The project included implementing:
- General ledger, student administration, financial aid, and advancement modules
- New single sign-on student, faculty and staff portal, including a mobile version
- New integrated payment processing gateway
- New learning management system: Moodle, integrated through the portal
- New business intelligence and data warehouse for reporting and analysis
In addition to providing project leadership across the functional teams, MTC provided process design assistance when needed to help functional areas transition their business processes to the new system.
The law school went live with the last system components within a year of implementing the first module, significantly faster than the initial implementation schedule proposed by the software vendor.
Active Directory health check performed for a California state university
Before expanding the role of their Active Directory, MTC performed a health check of a California state university’s Active Directory implementation.
The Active Directory health check was run against the entirety of the university forest and its domains. Results were presented at the Forest Level, Domain Level, and Domain Controller Level.
The finding/issues discovered were categorized by severity level: Low, Medium, High, and Security Risk. An overall rating was provided as well. After addressing these issues, the university was much more confident expanding their use of Active Directory as reliable, secure, highly-available service for the campus.