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The Ohio State University Software Purchases and Digital Transformation Initiatives

Discover the latest software purchases and digital transformation initiatives being undertaken by The Ohio State University and its business and technology executives. Each quarter our research team identifies on-prem and cloud applications that are being used by the 38211 The Ohio State University employees from the public (Press Releases, Customer References, Testimonials, Case Studies and Success Stories) and proprietary sources.

During our research, we have identified that The Ohio State University has purchased the following applications: Workday Financial Management for ERP Financial in 2017, PeopleAdmin for Talent Management in 2014, Workday HCM for Core HR in 2017 and the related IT decision-makers and key stakeholders.

Our database provides customer insight and contextual information on which enterprise applications and software systems The Ohio State University is running and its propensity to invest more and deepen its relationship with Workday , PeopleAdmin , Oracle or identify new suppliers as part of their overall Digital and IT transformation projects to stay competitive, fend off threats from disruptive forces, or comply with internal mandates to improve overall enterprise efficiency.

We have been analyzing The Ohio State University revenues, which have grown to $7.50 billion in 2021, plus its IT budget and roadmap, cloud software purchases, aggregating massive amounts of data points that form the basis of our forecast assumptions for The Ohio State University intention to invest in emerging technologies such as AI, Machine Learning, IoT, Blockchain, Autonomous Database or in cloud-based ERP, HCM, CRM, EPM, Procurement or Treasury applications.

About the Customer

Ohio State University employs more than 35,000 academic staff and administrative and support personnel. Founded in 1870, OSU has nearly 50,000 undergraduate students and 15,000 graduate students. In addition to its main campus in Columbus, the university also operates regional campuses in Lima, Mansfield, Marion, Newark, and Wooster. The university's endowment of $6.8 billion in 2021 is among the largest in the world.

Scope and Challenges

In a five-year plan that began in 2018, OSU has embarked on a series of technology and business initiatives designed to improve HCM business processes by focusing on three pillars: HR Excellence, Talent Management and Total Rewards. In January 2021, OSU started replacing its legacy HR systems with Workday Core HR. Other Workday applications to be added include Workday for Finance and Supply Chain, Workday for HR and Payroll, Workday's Foundation Data Model and Workday Reporting.

The school also plans to further invest in such specific areas - Change Management; Communication; Compliance/Management of Risk; Culture; and Diversity & Inclusion.

Specifically, OSU aims to implement a modern HR service delivery model to support the current and emerging workforce. The goal is to redefine its HR operations that will provide strategic support and guidance for leadership across the institution.

Outcome and Implications

Each of the core foundational elements listed below are key to the implementation and delivery of the strategic focus areas of the plan, and will be critical to our longterm success.

Change Management – Approach change in a deliberate and courageous manner to ensure efforts are thoroughly and smoothly implemented; and, lasting benefits are achieved and sustained.

Communication – Commit to transparent, timely and authentic communications and provide opportunities for feedback.

Compliance/Management of Risk – Appropriately monitor and manage risk of both individual and organizational compliance.

Culture – Promote a culture that supports a respectful and collaborative workplace environment consistent with university-wide values.

Diversity & Inclusion – Champion the understanding that diversity and inclusion are essential components of our excellence. 


"Modernizing administrative systems and increasing the effectiveness of business processes will support the university’s operational excellence goals." 

The Ohio State University
281 W Lane Ave
Columbus, 43210 , OH
United States
1 614-292-6446
Industry Employees Revenue
Education 38211 $7.50B

Enterprise Software and Cloud Applications being used by The Ohio State University

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Acquia Legacy Applications Acquia Lift Apps Development PaaS n/a n/a 2021 2021
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Amazon Web Services (AWS) Legacy Applications Amazon Elastic Load Balancing (ELB) Content Delivery Network IaaS n/a n/a 2021 2021
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IT Decision Makers and Key Stakeholders at The Ohio State University

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