Information Management

Strategic Choices for Administrative Computing

Strategic Choices for Administrative Computing was prepared April 2003 for then Acting Provost David Thorud and the UW administration by then Chief Information Officer Ed Lightfoot. It analyzed the risks and benefits of Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) and non-ERP approaches based on research studies and experiences at the UW and peer institutions. It recommended that the university continue with the current non-ERP approach and make the incremental investments necessary to maintain the ongoing viability of the UW's legacy systems.

This recommendation was endorsed by the Information Management Advisory Committee (I-MAC, formerly I-TAC) and was the strategy until the Strategic Roadmap was developed.

  • Strategic Choices for Administrative Computing at the University of Washington (Full report.)
    (18 pages, PDF or MS Word 2002)

Appendices

  • I: Current Staffing Allocations and Additional Investments Required for UW Administrative Systems
    (23 pages, PDF or MS Word 2002)
  • I: The Promise and Performance of Enterprise Systems
    Robert B. Kvavik and Richard N. Katz and Associates, 2002
    (121 pages, PDF)
  • II: A Different Kind of ERP: Extending and Renewing Legacy Systems
    Ed Lightfoot and Gail Salaway, 2003
    (11 pages)
  • V: History and Context of Administrative Computing at the University of Washington
    (4 pages, PDF or MS Word 2002)
  • V: University of Washington Information Services Strategy
    (Body, appendices, and graphic, PDF)
  • I: The Next-Generation Infrastructure
    Ed Lightfoot and Weldon Ihrig, 2002
    (11 pages, PDF)
  • List of Appendices
    (1 page, PDF or MS Word 2002)