EBSP General Questions
- What is Enterprise Business Systems Projects (EBSP)?
- What is EBS?
- What areas are included within the scope of EBSP?
- Why does EBSP require so many resources?
- Who implements EBSP?
- My question wasn't answered here. Where can I get more information?
The Enterprise Business Systems Projects (EBSP) at MSU is charged with creating the Enterprise Business Systems (EBS). EBS brings streamlined business processes and interconnected administrative systems to Michigan State University in the areas of finance, human resources, reporting, budgeting and research administration. The multiple year initiative will change the way the university does business in the future. Once fully implemented, the applications will be used by virtually all faculty and staff at the university. The first systems launched in January 2011.
Enterprise Business Systems (EBS) is the collection of administrative business systems that were implemented at MSU beginning in January 2011.
EBS is the umbrella under which a wide spectrum of information projects, plans, and frameworks are organized. The systems are intended to provide both the capacity to analyze information from multiple perspectives, as well as the tools to use that information for forecasting, analysis and budgeting. These applications will support MSU's strategic planning.
Please see the EBS Support website for more information on the systems currently in use.
- Human Resources & Payroll
- Research Administration
- Business Intelligence
- Enterprise Data Warehouse
- Planning and Budgets
- Organization of Interest
Because the project encompasses many facets of the university and replaces a number of MSU's legacy software applications, the magnitude of this project is consequently vast. Approximately 200 people worked full-time to implement the various systems. Additionally, there is software and hardware necessary for implementing and maintaining the systems. EBSP is a complex and extensive project, involving many people and thousands of hours of work.
The project is primarily a business-driven initiative supported by Kuali, SAP and IBM technology. The EBSP team, housed in the Hannah Tech Building on Hagadorn Rd., involves a partnership between a wide variety of individuals from the university community and a number of consultants from Deloitte, Exeter and IBM, who bring experience in implementing such systems. The Steering Committee that includes all of the sponsoring officers, EBSP Team Leads and representatives from the campus community, serves as a governing and advisory body.
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