Evaluating New Technology

ITS looks forward to assisting departments when making decisions about technology acquisition and implementation. Whether it concerns the evaluation and purchase of hardware and/or software, data integration services, report writing, or custom integration development we are committed to supporting the technology departments utilize.

ITS is charged to manage all departmental data on its servers and deploys the latest protocols to securely transmit data offsite, to external agencies and authorities when required. Institutional data created, stored and transmitted by departments is backed up nightly and securely transmitted to a secure facility in case of declared disasters, as part of daily ITS operations.

Departments should not hesitate to engage ITS when initiating contact with vendors for the purpose of evaluating technology for best fit. We are prepared to ask the right questions and make recommendations based on the department’s strategic objectives and institution’s Mission in mind. ITS is charged to help departments understand their total technology investment and to identify all the components that comprise the acquisition. When departments acquire technology, ITS needs to understand the operating specification so it will function as intended, within SSU’s base computing environment. ITS is more than willing to communicate with the vendor’s technical contact to ensure requirements are met prior to installation.

ITS maintains a catalog of departmental technologies deployed on campus for the purpose of integrating systems and shared services between departments. If there are departmental technologies in operation that are not identified in the catalog please update ITS with current information so that an accurate catalog can be maintained. If your department would like more information on a technology service provided to another department, ITS is eager to schedule time to meet and discuss with the department.

Departmental Applications
Vendor Name Service Name Department
DIGARC Academic Policy and Curriculum Management Registrar
Tableau Analytical BI Reporting Institutional Effectiveness
IBM Analytical Services - SPSS Institutional Effectiveness
SAS Institute Inc. Analytical Services - JMP Social Sciences
McGraw Hill Assessment Services - Aleks Student Success Center
SSU Barnes and Noble Shopping Cart Integration Financial Aid
Cashnet Bill Payment Integration Bursar
SSU Book Store Financial Aid Balance Integration Financial Aid
Onity Campus Housing Door Key Management Housing and Residence Life
Career Dimensions Inc. Career and Education Planning - Focus Career Development
College Central Network Career Office Management Integration Career Development
CAS Chemical Abstract Database Natural Science
ACS (Xerox) CLC Child Care Attendance Integration Children's Learning Center
KidsVision CLC Classroom Camera Monitoring Children's Learning Center
KidsVision CLC Web Site Children's Learning Center
EDS Communications Marquee Management Communications
Gaussian Computational Chemistry Software Natural Sciences
Service Objects Contact Address Validation Office of Admissions
Inflexxion Counseling on Student Wellness - My Student Body Counseling and Health Services
Readex (NewsBank) Digital Collections Management Clark Memorial Library
Keystone Door Key Management Housing and Residence Life
Secure Tech Systems Emergency Notification - Wave Panic Button Management Public Safety
Environmental Systems Research Environmental Systems Research Software Natural Science/Engineering
Time Warner Inc. Internet Service Provider Student Housing
LEADS Law Enforcement Administration Public Safety
Innovative Interface Library Service Management - Sierra Clark Memorial Library
TMA Systems Facilities Management Facilities
Higher One Financial Aid Refund System Integration Financial Aid
Berkshire Associates Manage Affirmitive Action - BalanceAAP Human Resources and Payroll
Front Rush Manage Prospects Athletics
Innovative Interfaces Library Service Management Clark Memorial Library
Titanium Software Medical Health Records Management Counseling and Health Services
JAMA Online Journal American Medical Association Online Journal Library
Jenzabar Orientation Management - MySSU Student Affairs
Competitive Edge Software Police Records Management - Report Exec Direct Public Safety
West Paralegal Library Resources General Counsel
Fifth Third Bank Payroll EFT Integration Human Resources and Payroll
SSU Payroll Voucher Human Resources and Payroll
Navex Global Policy Tech Policy Management General Counsel
PrintPoint Printshop Retail System Printing Services
Psychology Software Tools Faculty Research Services for Psychology Psychology Dept.
AP Technology Secure Check Printing Finance and Administration
Jenzabar Student Advising MySSU Academic Affairs
Maxient Student Conduct Manager System Integration Dean of Students
OrgSync Student Life Association Housing and Residence Life
People Admin Talent Management Human Resources and Payroll
TK20 Teacher Education Assessments and Portfolios Teacher Education
ETS Test Administration Student Success Center
Pearson Vue Testing Service Student Success Center
Engineerica Systems Tutor Schedule and Appointment Management -AccuSQL Student Success Center
American Technology Solutions W-2 Mangement Integration - Employee Human Resources and Payroll