About the Project

Welcome to the Project Beacon website.  Information will be updated as schedules, teams, and details are confirmed.

The Future Directions Strategic Planning Framework (2013 -2018) states that it is imperative for UPEI to use information technology to efficiently enable its processes. While the current University Information System (UIS) has served UPEI well over the years, the risks associated with continued use have become unsustainable and the system is unable to keep up with the growing demands from UPEI students, administration, and faculty.

UPEI is now in the process of replacing the UIS system by implementing Ellucian’s next generation Colleague Student System. “The implementation of an Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system will help provide UPEI’s students, faculty, and staff with enhanced access to accurate, reliable, and timely data.

The ERP will also promote a new level of staff cross-training leading to further service improvements.” Led by UPEI’s major organizational units, this initiative will transform student and administrative focused processes and the roles that are required to sustain them.

While this project will entail the implementation of a new technology foundation, it must be understood that this is not an information technology project but instead is an organizational transformation project.