Gettysburg College among top 100 companies for business tech innovation

CIO magazine has named Gettysburg College a recipient of the 2010 CIO 100. The 23rd annual award program recognizes organizations around the world that exemplify the highest level of operational and strategic excellence in information technology.

Gettysburg College is being recognized for its retooled Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system, which will help students tell their academic story to potential employers. The college replaced its paper-based system of tracking student progress and participation in activities with a PeopleSoft ERP application from Oracle. The application generates semester-by-semester narratives about students' progress toward their educational goals, plus what-if scenarios designed to help students decide whether to change their plans. All 2,600 students now have on-demand access to information about their progress toward graduation and their experiences outside the classroom. Meanwhile, the college now devotes 2,000 fewer hours to managing the data.

"A Gettysburg College education engages students inside the classroom, on the sports field and in co-curricular activities, and now technology enables them to plan, manage and tell the story of their great work," Vice President of Information Technology Rod Tosten said.

The 2010 CIO 100 awards will be presented in August at the conclusion of the 12th annual CIO 100 Symposium and Awards Ceremony. Honorees will also be recognized in the August issue of CIO magazine. Judges examined how each company stacked up against the others in the pool, putting emphasis on submissions that told the best stories about generating business value through creative and cutting-edge uses of technology.

Founded in 1832, Gettysburg College is a highly selective four-year residential college of liberal arts and sciences with a strong academic tradition that includes Rhodes Scholars, a Nobel laureate and other distinguished scholars among its alumni. The college enrolls 2,600 undergraduate students and is located on a 200-acre campus adjacent to the Gettysburg National Military Park in Pennsylvania.

Posted: 6/2/10

Contact: Kendra Martin, director of media relations

Posted: Wed, 2 Jun 2010




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