Your cost. Better outcome. These are the core values of TBGI’s business.

By outsourcing some or all of your PeopleSoft application, Oracle database or AWS infrastructure support and maintenance to TBGI, you’ll pay about the same as an internal team, but you’ll get our standard configurations and upgrade scripts; or, should you choose to migrate your PeopleSoft implementation to AWS, you’ll get the benefit of Smart EMS, our proprietary PeopleSoft-environment-building automations.  You’ll get a better outcome:  more consistent and robust environments available only when you need them.

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About Us

TBGI has been providing services since 1998, first locally, now nationwide.  Originally TBGI provided customers only with PeopleSoft development consulting services.  In 2006, TBGI began providing PeopleSoft environment management services; and in 2015, TBGI began providing AWS infrastructure management services.

Today, managed services constitute three quarters of TBGI’s business.  The remainder is consulting work comprised of Smart Planner implementations and short-term development engagements.

TBGI does own and market two proprietary solutions:  Smart EMS and Smart Planner.

Smart EMS is a set of proprietary scripts and containers which together can launch a PeopleSoft environment, from scratch and without human intervention, in the AWS cloud in about 40 minutes. Now you can schedule daily which environments will be up and running and for how long. Project environments can be spun up and terminated as needed. The environments are also extremely scalable and can be modified to handle small variations in traffic or massive seasonal needs like registration or reporting. You pay only for the AWS resources you use and only use the resources you need day to day. Smart EMS is live at several colleges and universities.

Smart Planner automates the academic planning function at a university. Once implemented, Smart Planner will calculate a unique, optimized academic sequence for each student’s remaining career based on the student’s declared major and transcript to date.  Smart planner provides more planning (remaining career versus the upcoming semester only), more often (new sequences can be generated in seconds) and with more precision (the sequences are generated using our proprietary Smart Planner engine using the most up-to-date information in your system) than manual planning.  Implementing Smart Planner has the unintended but extremely useful additional   benefit of capturing future student attendance data which can be used very successfully for better seat demand planning.  Implementing and operating Smart Planner costs only a fraction of the cost of manual planning.  Smarty Planner is live at 21 universities.

PeopleSoft Application, Oracle Database Managed, and Consulting Services

Smart EMS

Smart EMS is a set of proprietary, TBGI-custom automations that work together with delivered AWS functionality to automate the creation and administration of PeopleSoft environments in the AWS cloud.

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Break-fix Support

TBGI provides PeopleSoft-customizations-break-fix support as a managed service on a 24/7-on-call basis. TBGI’s guiding principles of your cost, better outcome absolutely apply to its PeopleSoft-customizations-break-fix support services.

Environment Management Services

TBGI seeks to, over time, standardize environments based on its own best-practices configurations and scripts and automate processes whenever possible.

Smart Planner

Smart Planner automates the academic planning function at a university. Once implemented, Smart Planner will calculate a unique, optimized academic sequence for each student’s remaining career based on the student’s declared major and transcript to date. Smart planner provides more planning (remaining career versus the upcoming semester only), more often (new sequences can be generated in seconds) and with more precision (the sequences are generated using our proprietary Smart Planner engine using the most up-to-date information in your system) than manual planning.

Smart Development

Smart Development is TBGI’s PeopleSoft enhancements development as a managed service. Clients purchase, at their cost of a developer, an agreed amount of budgeted work each month. Each project assigned TBGI is assigned an agreed number of budgeted hours, and TBGI delivers an agreed amount of budgeted work each month. Customers effectively receive development services at their cost and productivity and TBGI’s quality. Smart Development is a great way to augment your existing staff with a very talented pool of PeopleSoft developers.

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