About the Client
Prairie View A&M University (PVAMU) is a public historically black land-grant university in Prairie View, Texas. Founded in 1876, it is one of ’”” ’Texas’s two land-grant universities and the second oldest public institution of higher learning in the state.
PVAMU boasts more than 70-degree programs through its eight colleges and schools, including engineering, natural sciences, business, the arts, nursing, and criminal and juvenile justice.
PVAMU required an experienced Managed ERP Services partner that could consult the university and augment its Banner® environment. In addition to this, ongoing investment in time-consuming and expensive upgrades, PVAMU’s systems prohibited users from quickly adopting and benefiting from powerful new application functionality.
PVAMU recognized that streamlining operating functions and services is a major requirement to meet the needs of students, faculty, and staff. For this, PVAMU Center for Information Technology Excellence (CITE) released an RFP in June 2021 to partner with an ERP expert company for Enterprise Application Management Services, including Banner® Managed Services, system administration, and ensure secure services, qualified personnel for ad-hoc projects and training.
After numerous internal committee discussions and evaluation, PVAMU awarded the RFP to OculusIT in September 2021 for three years with two years renewal.
Through this partnership, OculusIT supports the college with managed services for their Banner® environment. The scope includes:
- Remote Banner® Managed Services
- Remote Banner® DBAs
- Remote System and Security Administration Services
- Remote Programmer Analyst Services
- Remote Functional Resources for Student, Finance, Fin Aid, Payroll, HR
- 24x7x365 Application Monitoring
- 24×7 After Hours Emergency P1 Banner® DBA support
- Remote Project Management
- Onsite Business Analysts
- Onsite Programmer Analyst
OculusIT™ is a global, managed IT and cloud services company that, together with its technology partners, serves more than 600 colleges and universities. Headquartered in Chicago, OculusIT™ has a delivery network and operations across North America and globally.
For further information, please visit www.oculusit.com
Disclaimer: OculusIT is not a partner, affiliate nor does an agency relationship exist between Ellucian®, Banner®, or Colleague®. OculusIT does not develop, market, or distribute these products or services, nor do these companies endorse the products or services of OculusIT.