ERPs can't be everything to all people on campus, and employees often waste valuable time fixing errors or performing functions manually

3 reasons your ERP isn’t meeting all your needs


ERPs can't be everything to all people on campus, and employees often waste valuable time fixing errors or performing functions manually

Enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems are powerful campus tools. The most common ERP platforms include features that help administer financials, student information, and business workflows.

Despite how necessary they are, there are some things an ERP simply isn’t designed to do well. When colleges use an ERP to administer workforce and human capital management (HCM) processes, compromise is inevitable. Because it’s a broad system designed to handle many more functions than just overseeing employees, an ERP typically lacks the specificity to apply very granular policies with regard to workforce management, for example.

As a result, campus employees often waste valuable time either fixing errors or performing functions manually—or else institutions spend a lot of time and money developing workaround solutions. These inconveniences could be avoided if universities invested in an HCM system designed specifically to handle complex workforce scenarios like those often found in higher education.

If you’re using an ERP to handle workforce and human capital management tasks at your college or university, there are three very compelling reasons you might want to reconsider this practice.

Want to learn more? Join this eCampus News webinar and listen to what higher-ed administrators and experts have done to address these issues.

Laura Ascione