Explore how implementing an integrated software system can streamline business operations during the most challenging times.
About this Event
A good system will shine light into dark corners.
- Sam Graham, Author of Making ERP Work
The recent global pandemic has undoubtedly put international schools across the world into challenging situations in terms of teaching and learning. There has been an outpouring of support, professional learning, and new platforms to assist educators through this challenging time. However, the complexities of the back office functions have also grown exponentially with questions around enrollment, staffing, budgetary restrictions and the list goes on. If the challenges remain unsolved or if existing workflows slow productivity, even the strongest educational institution will not be able to adapt to the “new normal“. If schools adopt comprehensive Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) (which is traditionally a tool of the private sector), they'll discover new processes and efficiencies that ultimately save money and improve customer experience; two factors that will ensure stability even through these challenging times.
During the workshop spanning two weeks, participant teams will identify why an ERP (integrated solution) make sense through the understanding of how an ERP fits into an overall IT Strategy and using a business case to justify the significant resources required for the project. Participants will leave understanding why implement an ERP, as well as, how to approach how to select an ERP integrated solution and with the knowledge to begin improving back office functions and streamlining complex business processes that impact all aspects of school operations.
Who is it for?
This event will be best suited for teams of 2-4 people comprised of the following: School Leaders, Business Managers, CFOs, IT Directors, Ed-Tech Directors, Directors of Operations and CIOs.
What will you explore?
Complete a self audit for the school in order to develop actionable goals
Why implement an ERP?
Review a case study of ERP implementation within an international school
Localizations--Understanding what to look for in the ERP system. For example, will it meet local regulatory requirements such as taxes and payroll?
Learn about System Architecture Mapping and IT strategy development
How To build a Business Case and understanding total cost of ownership
Understand the basics and importance of creating the team, getting buy in and resourcing