Welcome to K.U.'s SASI website
Revised on May 28, 2008
Kutztown University is one of five State System of Higher Education (System) institutions implementing SAP Administrative software. The modules being implemented are Finance, Human Resources and Campus Management (student information system). This is a multi-year project stemming from a 1999 recommendation by the GartnerGroup for all fourteen universities and the Office of the Chancellor to share a single administrative computer system. Five universities (Cheyney, Clarion, East Stroudsburg, Kutztown, Shippensburg) volunteered to pilot the project and shortly thereafter the System created the Pilot Initiative Task Force (PITF) as well as a number of oversight committees. Comprised of the finance and administration vice presidents and information technology professionals from each of the five pilot universities, the PITF's mission was to determine the "validity and effectiveness" of the GartnerGroup's recommendation.
An extensive eighteen-month investigative procurement process involved hundreds of individuals from across the System as various vendors' products were researched and demonstrated and a Request for Qualified Contractor (RFQC) bid document was written. In early 2001 the bid responses were evaluated by the PITF and the System entered into a contract with a team of vendors led by Unisys Corporation for the implementation of SAP software on Sun Solaris computer systems.