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August 21st, 2009
New software approved for Texas State

STAFF REPORT

The purchase of new student information software has been approved by the Texas State University System Board of Regents.

The Board of Regents, meeting in Alpine on Aug. 20-22, authorized Texas State to award contracts to Sungard for a system upon completed contract review by the system vice chancellor and general counsel.

The information software will replace the current 20-year-old system. A project team evaluated the university’s needs and reviewed various software platforms for 18 months, recommending Sungard as the best value for providing the new system.

The contract with Sungard includes licensing and maintenance fees of $4.6 million for the software. An additional $7.5 million goes for implementation costs.

“This is the final phase of our multi-year goal of updating all of the campus’ administrative computing system,” said Van Wyatt, vice president for Information Technology. “Texas State completed upgrading its financial and human resources systems in 2006, and this allows us to make a much-needed upgrade to the student information system.”

The Texas State University System’s Board of Regents consists of 10 members, including one student. The administration, headed by a board-appointed chancellor, is based in Austin.

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