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Vendor Evaluation and Selection

Oracle has been chosen as the software provider for the DASH ERP system!

Oracle was chosen following a complex evaluation process.  The Request for Proposal (RFP) phase for the ERP system kicked off in September, 2021.  Two vendors met the RFP requirements and were invited to present demos of their systems in the October/November timeframe.  Vendor representatives visited UT both in-person and remotely and spent three days each presenting and discussing financial and human capital management (HCM) functions, as well as technical infrastructure components. Representatives from UTK attended the demos and provided evaluation feedback in each of these areas. 

In addition to the vendor demos, reference checks were conducted for each vendor. A group of select individuals were invited to participate on the reference check committee.  UTK was represented on the committee by Mary Lucal, Associate Vice Chancellor, Human Resources.

UT System staff plan to finalize contract negotiations with Oracle early this year.  A separate RFP process will begin to identify an implementation partner this spring.  The project remains on track for implementation to begin this summer with an expected go-live for the summer of 2024.