The University uses SAP to provide the infrastructure for all its business, such as finance, purchasing, human resources and student management.
Innovative applications of SAP, devised here at Newcastle, include:
- Student Self Service (S3P) – which allows students to register prior to arrival, and to help manage academic progress once students arrive at the University.
- Postgraduate applicant portal – which enables postgraduate applications to be managed completely online – exceptionally useful in the global academic world.
- MyWorkPlace Portal – this includes online expenses, a system which has brought simpler – and much more timely – expense payments, Business Warehouse reporting (used to run reports quickly using SAP data) and an Inbox which is used to process postgraduate applications and approve expense claims.