Change is on the Horizon

Category: Features


For employees who are not aware, the University of Tennessee’s current enterprise resource planning (ERP) system—known throughout the university as IRIS—must be replaced. The platform provided by SAP is at the end of its life, and the company has announced termination of its support. During the last 18 months, there has been a lot of progress made to prepare and plan for the implementation of the new ERP system known as DASH (Dynamic Administrative Systems for Higher Ed). Guiding principles have been established, business processes reimagined. Oracle has been selected for the product and Accenture was chosen as the system integrator. In April of this year, Tennessee General Assembly approved $50 million in state funding for the implementation expenses the university will incur. There are many benefits of DASH that employees across the UT System can experience with this change:

  • Bring core processes together under a single platform.
  • Streamline and automate processes to create a leaner, more accurate and efficient operation.
  • Provide better reporting and decision making.
  • Give real time visibility into crucial business processes.
  • Improve end user experience and confidence.
  • Improve security and accessibility.


Finance has already jump-started the process with HR now working towards the transition. There are exciting changes that UT System employees can expect to see. Employees can expect a fresh look that is easier to navigate, expanded self-service functionalities, artificial intelligence and chatbot capabilities and more.

By July 2024, DASH will be fully implemented and will take the place of IRIS. Follow along for updates regarding DASH and the transition by becoming a Friend of DASH. Visit this link to stay up to date: