This ECAR research bulletin provides an innovative and practical approach to implementing an institution-wide enterprise resource planning (ERP) both on time and on budget. It describes the principles applied at Kent State University from December 2005 through June 2008 while the institution implemented an ERP that included 10 modules from the SunGard’s Banner Unified Digital Campus along with 22 bolt-on applications and 24 integrations with legacy systems.

Citation for this work: Mahon, Edward G. Implementing an ERP on Time and on Budget: An Innovative, Inclusive Approach (Research Bulletin, Issue 10). Boulder, CO: EDUCAUSE Center for Applied Research, 2009, available from

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