The Mount’s Chief Technology Officer talks about the changes coming in Summer 2020.
The Mount is halfway through a campus-wide project they are calling “Student One”. In short, the university is upgrading and making improvements to the Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system created by Jenzabar better known as “Portal”. Module managers, a team of employees from multiple departments including Registrar, Accounting and Finance, Residence Life, Admissions, Financial Aid, and Public Safety, are working diligently to make this a seamless transition.
Sara Laird, Chief Technology Officer, has been integral in planning, coordinating and implementing the project. She expressed, “the point of Student One is to benefit the students and provide them with a better user experience.” However, parents, faculty, and staff alike will be able to take advantage of many improvements being made to the system.
The upgraded Portal, soon to be christened “MyMount”, will feature a mobile app. “Students can look forward to being able to access their information at any time right from their phone,” says Laird. “Degree audits will be accessible on MyMount, at least that is the plan.” Students will instantly be able to see which classes they need to graduate or if they change majors.
Other features include electronic billing, and online registration for summer, adult and graduate courses. Perhaps the biggest upgrade, though, will be the course registration process. The process will be more efficient and much easier. MyMount will feature a graphic calendar allowing the student to build a schedule ahead of time and save it. When it is actually time to register, it’s a simple click of a button!
The goal of updating the Jenzabar system is ultimately to benefit the students. Before any decisions are made, the module managers determine how they will be affected.
Look for MyMount to go live in July 2020!