Optimizing technology for higher education institutions
Plante Moran’s technology consulting and solutions team is perfectly positioned to understand your technology requirements, challenges, and goals. We have a team of more than 60 consultants, who combine their expertise in technology selection and implementation with their knowledge of higher education to design and implement processes and solutions that will help your institution thrive far into the future.
We customize every solution
You can depend on us to wisely use our experience serving many universities and colleges. Yet we will never forget that your situation is unique and solutions must be customized.
We can help you develop a well thought out, strategic investment in technology that will:
- Ensure that your systems are adequate for your needs, today and into the future
- Help increase operational efficiency and effectiveness
- Potentially free up precious staff resources
- Meet the increasing demands for connectivity from your faculty, staff, and students
Solutions for technology challenges
You can depend on us for objective advice and valuable insight because we don’t sell hardware or software. We help higher education clients use technology more effectively. Whether we design a new video-on-demand solution, analyze your telecommunications environment, redesign business processes to leverage new technology, or assess the IT support function, you can count on us to provide expert advice and innovative solutions.
If you need assistance in procuring new technology, we will perform needs definition, design a solution, write the Request for Proposal and analyze proposals. You will appreciate our efforts to get you the best solution at a reasonable price.
You can also depend on us to ensure correct technology implementation and that you get what you have paid for. We help with:
- Shared services, including governance
- Technology planning
- Technology assessments
- Enterprise network (voice, video, and data)
- Web development & SharePoint implementation
- ERP selection & implementation management
Fulfilling your information security needs
Because information security compliance is especially important to you, we have a specialized higher education information technology team that will help build the necessary technical defense mechanisms and create effective internal control policies.
To each engagement we bring deep industry experience, a leading-edge knowledge of technology selection and implementation options, and staff members who are easy to work with