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).



Oracle has been selected as the product for DASH through a publicly competitive bid process. Over the past year, UT staff from across the system have been working to identify a replacement for IRIS. A special thank you to the more than 300 systemwide staff members who participated in demonstrations by Oracle and Workday in October and November. DASH will improve our users experiences and allow us to be more agile and dynamic in our business functions.