Common Management System (CMS) The Common Management System (CMS) is
a CSU system-wide initiative designed to replace current disparate
and outdated administrative systems with a common integrated system.
Application areas include Student Administration, Finance, and Human
Resources. The timeframe for the systemwide project is 7 years.
Long Beach is in the first group of campuses
to implement Human Resources and Finance. The Student Administration
system is the largest in scope and most complex element of CMS.
Current plans assume that implementation will begin this fall with
anticipated full implementation by Fall 2003.
The cost estimates for the project have been
refined to reflect a more complete understanding of the requirements.
A base budget of $950,000 was allocated in a previous budget cycle.
To this budget, RPP is recommending an additional base allocation
of $500,000 to cover the revised cost of implementing the Student
Several years ago, a financing plan for this
project was designed and implemented which provided an annual budget
allocation over 10-12 year period to cover the implementation costs.
This financial plan has been modified to reflect the recommended
base budget of $1,450,000 with a repayment schedule over the next
A campus-wide CMS Steering Committee has
been established to oversee the work of the CMS Project and to monitor
the costs. The steering committee will provide semi-annual status
reports to the RPP Task Force.