Boston University Named Finalist in Constellation Research 2020 SuperNova Awards
I’m excited to share our customer, Carmine Granucci, Associate Director, Integration at Boston University (BU), has been named a finalist in the tenth annual Constellation Research SuperNova Awards. You can vote for Carmine’s entry on the SuperNova website before the September 4th deadline.
This prestigious program from the esteemed third party research firm recognizes teams and leaders for their innovative application of disruptive technology and transformative initiatives. Carmine has been selected as a finalist for the Future of Work: Human Capital Management category which identifies organizations and individuals that view the workforce as a competitive asset and apply technologies to gain competitive advantage and improve employee effectiveness. Key technologies include talent management, recruiting, benefits, payroll, and human resources platforms. As digital transformation evolves across industries and geographies, HR departments have to navigate technology and process problems with the added pressure of adhering to strict data security and governance regulations.
“We have seen mass acceleration of transformation projects. What would have taken four years has been accomplished in four months. Mission-critical projects have dominated this year’s SuperNova Awards,” said R “Ray” Wang, chairman and founder of Constellation Research. “The finalists selected for the 2020 SuperNova Awards represent individuals, teams and organizations who have overcome significant hurdles amidst a pandemic and post-pandemic environment. Their dedication to their customers, fellow employees, and partners is massively commendable. The judges had a very tough time identifying the finalists this year as the competition was intense.”
A leader in academia, BU strives to provide an outstanding student experience in all aspects of students’ interactions with the university. Unfortunately, challenges with the University’s data architecture presented hurdles to students, faculty, and professional staff moving seamlessly from one system to another. Carmine and his team needed to connect dozens of applications and systems and leverage cloud services like Amazon S3 and Aurora to facilitate the transformation and movement of data.
Once SnapLogic was deployed, IT was able to support the implementation of a new student recruitment and admissions system that is easier for staff to use and provides a more customized experience to applicants. When a prospective student submits an application, the student information system automatically generates a new record for each application in Salesforce.com, the university’s internal applications portal. Some of the results achieved include:
- A 50 percent time reduction in parsing through millions of rows of data
- Over $100,000 cost savings in Salesforce.com licenses
- Improved customer connectivity experience and service
The 2020 SuperNova Award judges, comprised of technology thought leaders and journalists, selected finalists who demonstrated success in implementing leading-edge business models and emerging technologies for their organizations. Finalists achieved remarkable results, including competitive advantage, cost savings and quantifiable improvements in agility.
Public voting for the SuperNova Awards will take place online from August 10 – September 4, 2020. To vote for Carmine visit his finalist page on the SuperNova awards website, and the winners will be announced at the SuperNova Awards Gala on October 28 during Constellation’s globally live-streamed Connected Enterprise conference.