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DLSU implements university-wide digital transformation

 

Finance domain: (From left) /a/b/s/ Account Manager Riza Destacamento; Oracle Philippines Senior Alliance Manager Mara Conde; Oracle Philippines Country Manager Mina Lim; DLSU President Br. Raymundo Suplido FSC,  /a/b/s/ Senior Project Manager Jennifer Chua; and DLSU Vice Chancellor for Administration Dr. Arnel Onesimo Uy

A leader in educational innovation, De La Salle University has embarked on a university-wide digital transformation initiative starting this Academic Year 2019-2020.

This move aims to drastically improve information access, streamline organization processes, and enhance services for university stakeholders.

DLSU coins this transformation drive as the BITUIN Project. BITUIN stands for Banner Initiative to Transform, Unify, Integrate, and Navigate.

“This is in response to the ever-changing needs and challenges inside and outside the classroom,” says DLSU President Br. Raymundo Suplido FSC. “This will change the landscape of how we facilitate learning, conduct our operations, and provide services to our stakeholders.”

BITUIN’s flagship initiative Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system is a three-year project involving financial management, human resources management, and student life cycle.

Student Life cycle: (From left) CAMU Co-Founder AR Swaminathan; SMST Director IT Solutions Ernesto Cruz; DLSU President Br. Raymundo Suplido FSC; and DLSU Vice chancellor for Administration Dr. Arnel Onesimo Uy, and SMSGT President Anthony Christian Angeles.

The BITUIN project committee, together with faculty members and personnel and industry consultants, determined the gaps and the “pain points” in the student lifecycle, financial lifecycle, and HR lifecycle. To address these, DLSU engaged with key partners for the said domains.

For the student lifecycle, the University works with Camu, a leading educational technology solution serving more than 200 institutions in six countries. Together with its local implementing partner, SMS GT, Camu provides customized offerings in the areas of, but not limited to, student recruitment, assessment, admissions, enrollment, extracurricular activities, support services and lifelong learning.

DLSU partnered with Genie Technologies, Inc. to focus on the concerns and challenges in the human resources domain. Recognized in the region for its quality business solutions, consulting, and support services, GTI’s scope of work include Core HR 201, employee benefits, labor and relation, time and attendance, global payroll, learning and performance management, succession planning, recruitment and on-boarding.

Human Resources domain: (From left) Mr. Manik Sarkar, Regional Delivery Head, Ramco Systems HCM; Genie Technologies, Inc. General Manager for Asia Pacific Mr. Arun Dhaka; DLSU President Br. Raymundo Suplido FSC; Genie Technologies, Inc. Chief Operating Officer, Mahesh Gopinath; and DLSU Vice Chancellor for Administration Dr. Arnel Onesimo Uy.

Likewise, Active Business Solutions, Inc. (/a/b/s/) was tapped by the University to address the gaps in the financial domain. With their expertise in financial management solutions, /a/b/s/ will offer improvements in process documentation, implement Oracle Fusion, and provide user training and technical support.

The partnerships with Camu, Genie Tech, and /a/b/s/ were formalized in a contract signing ceremony last September 24 at DLSU. The event was attended by University administrators and key representatives from the three companies.

“Harnessing digital technology will allow DLSU to maximize our resources and enable us to deliver quality education that befits our aspirations as a university of regional standing. Our shared commitment to the Lasallian mission and our individual desire for lifelong learning will ensure the success of this digital transformation,” shares Br. Ray.

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