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About ctcLink

What is ctcLinkThe ctcLink project is the implementation of a centralized system to give faculty, students, and staff access to modern functionality and a more efficient way to conduct business. The PeopleSoft Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system will provide an integrated software experience that will streamline many of our business processes on a standardized platform at all 34 community and technical colleges in Washington State.

In ctcLink implementation, conversion and validation refer to the process of loading data from the existing legacy systems to PeopleSoft. The conversion process involves indentifying the data that must be brought to the new system, mapping the data to PeopleSoft fields, translating old codes into PeopleSoft codes, and finally loading the clean, compatible data into PeopleSoft.

This project is being led by SBCTC's project team and they have been working hard to configure the system to work across all the colleges.

The various ERP modules will cover our core processes like registration, course management, payroll, human resources, financial aid, financial services, and reporting. Once implemented, all students and employees will use this new system.

 ctcLink System Overview

Progress So Far:

Three pilot colleges (Spokane Community College, Spokane Falls Community College, and Tacoma Community College) went live with ctcLink in August 2015. After a rocky start, ctcLink has gone through multiple rounds of improvement and upgrade.

Wenatchee Valley College is on track to go-live with our ctcLink configuration on February 8, 2021.

Our current administrative systems (SMS, FMS, and PPMS) are outdated. Washington State Community and Technical Colleges implemented the existing system in 1979. After over 40 years, these systems present a serious failure risk. The database and reporting tools in use are no longer supported. Considerable effort is needed to keep this antiquated system operational and this effort continues to grow and become more expensive every day. There is no ability to improve or upgrade this system.