What is the University of Tennessee’s DASH Program?

After two decades of service, the University of Tennessee’s Systems Applications and Products platform—known throughout the university as IRIS—will no longer be supported in 2025 as software providers are moving the industry to cloud-based solutions. Given the central role that IRIS plays in processing all of UT’s financial and human resources activities, UT officials began planning in 2019 for the transition to a new, cloud-based enterprise resource planning (ERP) system, known as DASH (Dynamic Administrative Systems for Higher Ed).

Accenture selected as Partner for ERP Transformation.

The University of Tennessee System has selected Accenture as the strategic partner for its migration to Oracle Cloud applications as its new enterprise resource planning (ERP) system named DASH (Dynamic Administrative Systems for Higher Education).

In January 2022, Oracle was announced as the platform for DASH. Now with the selection of Accenture using a publicly competitive procurement process, the two partners are in place as the UT System moves forward with the roll out of DASH.

“We are pleased to work with Accenture as one of Oracle’s most strategic business partners and one whose higher education practice serves leading research institutions, institutions with academic medical centers and multi-institution environments,” said David Miller, UT System senior vice president and chief financial officer.