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How we Implemented Image Now Lessons Learned. Session #30529 March 21, 2012. Your Presenter. Jennie Bayless Assistant Director of Admissions, Operations Missouri University of Science and Technology Functional lead W orking with PeopleSoft 13 years

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your presenter
Your Presenter
  • Jennie Bayless
  • Assistant Director of Admissions, Operations
  • Missouri University of Science and Technology
  • Functional lead
  • Working with PeopleSoft 13 years
  • In the admissions office for 18 years
  • Working with ImageNow since 2009
  • We implemented ImageNow in July 2009 and had a very different implementation than the PS project.
  • This presentation will cover the lessons learned and hopefully help you not make the same mistakes
missouri university of science and technology
Missouri University of Science and Technology
  • Mid-sized school of around 7200 students
  • Part of four campus University of Missouri System
  • Purchased ImageNow in 2005 as a system
missouri s t and oracle
Missouri S&T and Oracle
  • Have been live with Oracle for almost 12 years
  • Have admissions, student records, student finances, financial aid, HR, purchasing all live and on all four campuses
  • Roughly 10,000 applications a year
  • On undergraduate side need transcripts and test scores
  • On graduate side need transcripts, test scores, statement of purpose, three letters of recommendation and a resume
  • We had a very different process to implement ImageNow than we did with PeopleSoft
  • Very happy that we are on imaging but it was a hard process to get there and it could have been easier
  • Want to make sure you don’t make the same mistakes we did
topic slides
Topic Slides
  • Will be going over how we made the decision
    • Justification
    • Cost savings
    • Implementation strategy
  • Actual Implementation
    • Crossover
    • Upgrades
imaging is a time saver
Imaging is a time saver
  • There is nothing to file
  • No more – drop everything and go to the file room to look for a document
  • Regional people don’t have to wait for us to fax them something
  • More eyes on the data makes the data more correct
  • Same division that implemented PeopleSoft implemented ImageNow
  • Took a very different approach
  • Had two meetings, the team wrote the scripts and then we were live
  • Didn’t have a test environment
  • Had worked with 30 departments across the four campuses and hospital before they worked with us. Did one other admissions office in those 30
  • Assumed we were similar in our processes but we are really four unique campuses when it comes to admissions and student records.
things would have done differently
Things would have done differently
  • Taken a slower approach
    • Found out better way to train/test
    • Been more involved in the setup process
  • Pushed for a test environment
    • When we upgraded this caused problems because users couldn’t test
    • When upgrade happened things broke
things to consider
Things to consider
  • How long are you going to keep materials?
    • Three months from time of scanning seems to be very common
    • Heard of some schools – the day after scanning
  • If you are going to keep a while – where and how to file these so you can find them if needed
    • Date scanned order seems to be very common
  • If someone can lose a piece of paper, they can find a way to link the document to the wrong record
  • Your staff won’t be sitting around doing nothing, imaging just is a different activity for them
  • Need to find alternatives when power outage or network is down
  • Jennie Bayless
    • Assistant Director, Admissions
    • Missouri University of Science and Technology
    • 573-341-4372
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