Growing from the work of the Strategic Priorities Task Force and the subsequent Strategic Assessment of Support Services, the Support Services Implementation Project (SSIP) includes efforts in Finance and Business Services and IT Services. These University-wide initiatives are expected to generate solutions that are sustainable, both in terms of their impact on the budget and in terms of providing the right services and tools to meet Miami’s mission.
The University has engaged Accenture to provide consultants with expertise in higher education to lead the information technology initiatives. By using these consultants, the initiatives will move quickly, building on the knowledge that Accenture brings from similar engagements.
The IT Rationalization and Service Transformation Project is designed to drive sustainable IT cost savings and service improvements through changes to policy, process, organization and tools. The University’s target is to achieve $3.7 million or more in annual savings. To reach this goal, four separate efforts have been identified: