When an organization replaces or significantly upgrades its enterprise systems, many stakeholder groups can experience a substantial amount of stress. Systems often included are the HCM suite of applications, ERP or Financial applications, and Student applications for the Higher Education industry. The reasons for replacing the applications are many: the system is no longer supported, modern features are missing, and costs or security weaknesses need to be improved.
Northwest Mississippi Community College (Northwest) is dedicated to the education and training of the skilled workforce of tomorrow. They continue to demonstrate that commitment to the community by improving their communication with prospective students, and by making the often-intimidating financial aid process better-tailored to individual needs, easier to navigate, quicker, and more transparent. As part of their migration from legacy CampusKey, which began with the implementation of Oracle Cloud Financials and HCM, Northwest has chosen leading partner Highstreet to implement Oracle Cloud CX and Student Financial Planning (SFP) to modernize processes over the next seven months.
Looking for a more integrated system to support their students and staff, Eastern Gateway Community College (EGCC) chooses Highstreet to implement Oracle Student Financial Planning (SFP). Highstreet is excited to support EGCC’s mission to provide “quality, flexibility, innovative and affordable educational opportunities” to their students.
Years ago nearly all of our implementations were completed on-site. Since 2015 with the introduction of Oracle Cloud, those implementations have shifted to 50% on-site and 50% remote. Since the COVID-19 shutdown we have had to learn how to take our implementations and push them to 100% virtual. Many of our projects were mid-implementation when the shutdown started so our clients had to quickly get their workforce up and running from home. At Highstreet we had to find ways to interact with our clients and maintain the same level of engagement in order to meet project timelines and deliverables. There are a few things we learned along the way while implementing successful projects.
This past quarter marked another engaging event for Highstreet employees to enjoy. With the option to participate in either Virtual Family Feud or Virtual Jeopardy, the Highstreet team got to pick their favorite gameshow and find themselves the star of it. With each team member’s food & beverage of choice covered by Highstreet, the fun and the competition started.