This book guides chief administrative and financial officers through the necessary strategies and complex set of decisions and actions involved with upgrading campuswide financial information systems. Published jointly by NACUBO and CAUSE, the book covers every phase of the process--articulating a strategic framework; facilitating institution-wide perspective and buy-in; structuring and managing the project; determining business and technology requirements; selecting a solution; and implementing the system. The process detailed in this book is applicable to any type of system implementation. Presented in a user-friendly format with multiple checklists, the book leads the reader through the steps needed to implement financial systems that improve accountability, flexibility, productivity, service, and quality. It describes critical success factors as well as land mines to avoid throughout the process. Publication of the book was sponsored by PeopleSoft and Andersen Consulting.