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Triton College Shifts to Datatel in Big ERP Project

In an effort to increase efficiency, a two-year college outside of Chicago is replacing a 30-year-old proprietary enterprise resource planning system for managing student data with applications from Datatel, beating out competing offerings from Jenzabar. The deal at Triton College in River Grove, IL is worth slightly over $6 million over the next five years, according to documents reviewed and approved by the college's board of trustees.

The comprehensive implementation will encompass:

Documents submitted by Datatel to the college estimate that the entire initiative will take about 484 days of onsite and remote services and 200 days of training.

"By unifying our various business processes under Datatel Colleague in a new portal environment, we expect to enhance efficiency in almost every area, including advancement and recruiting," said Kevin Kennedy, associate vice president of business operations. "With Colleague's proven record and a strong Datatel user community comprising nearly 50 percent of Illinois' community college system, Datatel was the clear choice for Triton."

Triton has about 17,000 students.

About the Author

Dian Schaffhauser is a former senior contributing editor for 1105 Media's education publications THE Journal, Campus Technology and Spaces4Learning.

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