For a long time, Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems dominated the portal scene, offering easy access to an organization’s basic business functionality. ERP vendors can do this by employing a proprietary centralized process that collects information from the various ERP application components and putting them all into one place.
ERPs are definitely helpful to organizations of all kinds, with education being no exception. Providing access to the operational necessities of institutional business and process for students is valuable to a student's matriculation.
The shift to intuitive campus portals
Technology is ever-changing and ever-advancing. Many academic institutions are dropping ERP portals, turning instead to off-the-shelf solutions such as OneCampus by TransACT.
There are a variety of reasons this transition is occurring on such a large scale recently. ERP systems focus their development work that is relevant to their core business - on the Student Information System (SIS) component, and the portal may not receive the updates that exist outside of this focus. Comprehensive service discovery platforms such as OneCampus offer greater connectivity while also providing features that make them more coherent, cohesive, and customizable. The addition of these features dramatically boosts user-friendliness, access to desired resources, and student engagement.
Automatic user tracking and student-centered technology
ERP-based portals can’t compete with the amount of customization and outside integration offered by modern portal options. OneCampus uses a metadata-based user algorithm to deliver content to students based on their unique activity, role, and place in the overall student lifecycle. Students are met with the results they need, when they need them, without having to expend effort learning how to navigate tedious setup procedures. ERP portal platforms don’t offer this kind of functionality. They may have a small degree of customization, but it is far more rigid and less responsive.
OneCampus also features a highly flexible integration structure. Almost any app can connect directly to OneCampus, allowing schools to choose what applications they want from various vendors, combining them into one seamless system. This widely enhances the sources of relevant portal information - regardless of software or vendor.
OneCampus: connectivity and customization
Finally, we turn to the internal selectivity of ERP portal design. When comparing connectivity between the two systems, OneCampus takes the lead. The OneCampus platform allows students and faculty to receive personalized notifications, general announcements, and alerts about critical information that may have nothing to do with ERP-related data. Users are delivered search content customized to their role, providing relevant resources and constantly engaging with the campus portal sets students up for academic success.
As more content is in demand, dynamic, personalized content tailored to the student lifecycle is necessary. Making the switch to a modern portal application can help your campus simplify its academic procedures and boost student engagement. Provide a modern solution for the problems of today by making the switch.
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