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EDUCAUSE 2018

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30 Oct 2018 - 1:10am to 2 Nov 2018 - 1:10am
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Denver, Colorado

 

 

API’s: A Better Strategy for Higher Education ERP Integration

Frustration with legacy ERP systems in higher education is high and still growing. On-premise systems have been heavily customized incurring a high level of technical debt, and while migration to SaaS-based systems seems inevitable, transition costs and risks are substantial. Creating a microservices/API integration layer that allows the creation of microservices offers a survival strategy for the next five-ten years. We will outline potential strategies, including a new effort to develop a standardized set of interactions that have the potential to improve agility, reduce costs, and provide a clearer path towards SaaS ERPs. 

Wednesday, October 31, 2:30 PM - 3:15 PM

Speakers: Michael Berman (California State University), Jack Suess (University of Maryland, Baltimore County), Linda Feng (Unicon, Inc.)