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. Smart Planner is live at 21 universities.