ctcLink vendor finalists, the product demonstration schedule, and how you can watch the demos

The results are in! The three finalists for the ctcLink project are: CedarCreststone, Ciber and Oracle (in alphabetical order).

Now, each vendor will present demonstrations of the software solutions they’ve proposed and how they plan to integrate this whole new way of doing business into our 34-college system.

The vendor demos are set for the weeks of Aug 6-10 (Oracle), Aug 13-17 (Ciber) and Aug 20-24 (CedarCreststone). The 100+ people who have been involved in the RFP evaluation process this summer will be attending the demos—VEST (Vendor Evaluation and Scoring Team) members will attend all demos, while SMEs (Subject Matter Experts) will attend those that pertain to their area of expertise (e.g., HR, payroll, student financials).

If you are not a VEST or SME evaluator and you are interested in seeing what the new software can do and how it works, we are also offering the option for college and SBCTC staff to watch the demos live via streaming video. After each demo, you’ll have the chance to give us your feedback through a short, online survey. Here is the ctcLink Vendor Demo Schedule for all three weeks. If you have a certain area of interest, you can see which days and times that particular module will be covered.

If you are interested in watching certain demos, contact someone on your college’s ctcLink Team and let them know. Once we have the links to the live demos ready to go, they will be passed on to ctcLink Team members at each college and the SBCTC. If you aren’t sure who is on your ctcLink Team, go to the ctcLink College Resources webpage (available to CTC and SBCTC staff only) and click on the ctcLink College Teams roster near the bottom of the page.

Note: If this is your first time reading the blog, or you just want a refresher on how we got to this stage of the project, check out past posts or even the Inaugural post page for an in-depth rundown of the ctcLink project.


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ctcLink is a single, centralized system of online tools for student services and administrative functions for all 34 community and technical colleges in Washington. In the next several years, ctcLink will be implemented on every campus, providing online tools for everything from admissions to graduation. The first three ("FirstLink") colleges came online in August 2015. A wave of 8 more colleges (cleverly named "Wave 1") will switch over to the new ctcLink system in August 2016, followed by Wave 2 in 2017 and Wave 3 in 2018.
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