HTC Implements New IT For MSU

Troy-based HTC Global Services said Thursday that it had acted as implementation partner in a successful deployment of enterprise business systems at Michigan State University.

The new systems replaced MSU’s legacy financial, HR, and business intelligence systems with integrated enterprise-wide systems that are flexible, sustainable and support improved and streamlined business processes.

MSU selected HTC as an implementation partner to assist in the deployment of a Kuali financial system, an SAP system for HR and payroll, and a Cognos business intelligence system.

As a Kuali Commercial Affiliate, HTC provided its proven technology expertise to enhance KFS to meet MSU’s functional requirements. HTC assisted MSU with setup of KFS in development, testing, training, and production environments, undertook data migration activities, customized KFS business rules, created extension objects, electronic documents (both maintenance and transactional), and a batch framework that integrated with third-party vendor products. HTC also developed real-time external system interfaces, reporting structures and performance testing scripts.

“HTC ‘s team of application architects, Java and Cognos developers and SAP technical-functional consultants worked along side MSU staff through the various phases of this multi-year engagement,” said Bruce Alexander, project director at MSU. “The EBS suite of  applications are critically important for MSU, and we are very pleased to go live with this implementation.”

Added Jennifer Foutty, executive director of the Kuali Foundation: “HTC is a Kuali Commercial Affiliate that exhibits the core values of Kuali by working with both project teams and implementing schools to provide services around the open source software. This creates a support model that the community needs, while creating an effective model for their own business activities.”

And Vikas Bhutada, executive vice president at HTC, said the company “continues to play an active role in advocating and promoting the mission of the Kuali Foundation and its associated initiatives, as it continues to implement multiple solutions for higher education.”

HTC also has locations in Bloomington, Ill., Chicago, Atlanta, Ga., Farmington, Conn., Toronto, London, England, Koln, Germany, Sydney, Australia, Singapore, Malaysia, Hong Kong, the United Arab Emirates, and Chennai, Hyderabad and Mumbai, India.

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