New Student Information System

WHAT IS IT?

The Student Information System (SIS) Modernization Project, a component of the SIS Modernization Program, is an effort by MSU to update and implement a more robust SIS to replace the current mainframe platform.

The new SIS will be the official source for all academic information about students and the administrative data supporting MSU teaching and learning. The SIS Project team is working with MSU’s implementation partner, Sierra-Cedar, Inc. (SCI), to install the new system for the incoming class of fall 2020 and existing students.

Oracle’s PeopleSoft Campus Solutions 9.2 is the principal software element MSU will use for the new SIS. MSU will also be implementing Oracle’s Student Financial Planning (SFP) software as another component of the new SIS. SFP is a cloud-based platform that will allow MSU to better manage student financial aid and allow student access to real-time financial information.

WHY ARE WE DOING THIS?

A new SIS will personalize student engagement, enhance opportunities for student success, and provide important analytics and metrics. Implementing the new SIS will enable more efficient unit workflows, create a seamless user experience and position MSU for a transition to the next generation SIS.

CURRENT STATUS

  • Release 2 data conversion mapping and SIT testing
  • Release 3 functional specifications and development
  • Campus Engagement Meeting with project sponsor and campus-wide leadership
  • ProSAM to Campus Solutions integration

MILESTONES

  • Release 1 Go-live, Aug. 5, 2019
  • Release 2 Go-live, Nov. 4, 2019

MORE INFORMATION

Visit https://sis.msu.edu to learn more about the SIS Modernization Project and implementation timeline.