Brunel Univeristy London ^

brunel university erp

The Challenge:

Brunel University London had a unique challenge to overcome in 2022; their unusual setup encompassed a research, cost, and pricing (RCP) system that was on-premise, which has been implemented back in 2016, and a cloud-based Business World ERP that was implemented in 2018.

The original solution used webservices that attempted to integrate the on-premise RCP system into the cloud-based ERP system, however this did not work as expected and led to a degradation of their system over time.

”What Arribatec don’t know about RCP isn’t worth knowing. It worked from day one and seamlessly moved our system into the cloud. It worked exactly as we wanted, in fact better. Arribatec’s experience was invaluable. You won’t find anyone better. ”
Melanie Fernando
ERP Manager at Brunel University

The Solution:

The Arribatec consultants completed a thorough evaluation of the existing systems and mapped out a phased approach in delivering the 4 essential components. These were the re-implementation of RCP within the existing UBW cloud-based environment, an interface from RCP to PCB to allow for auto-setup of awarded grants, an automated extract of the financial data from RCP to the Planner Postback, and a mechanism to allow the required HR data to be extracted and transformed into the necessary format, fit for import to RCP.

In August 2022, after 6 months work, Brunel went live with Unit4 ERP Research, Costing & Pricing on their cloud environment. This brought the two separate systems together into one. Arribatec worked closely with the in-house team at Brunel to ensure that the implementation went smoothly and quickly, with go-live causing no downtime to their system.

In the months following the re-implementation, Brunel have also entered into a Managed Services contract for the year, helping with their reporting and data extraction, and to ensure total support and further development for the upcoming months.

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