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Professors team up to offer Enterprise Planning Resource systems

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Date: Thursday, June 26, 2008
Contact: Alyson Kakugawa-Leong, (808) 974-7642

For Immediate Release

Roberta Anne Barra, assistant professor of accounting at the University of Hawaii at Hilo, is working with Arline Savage, professor of accounting at California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo, California to develop instructional methods for enterprise planning resource (ERP) systems.

Barra and Savage will use Carillon ERP software donated by Carillon Financials Corp. at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. Carillon founder Larry R. Pettit met the professors’ needs by supplying student versions of Carillon ERP to help train them for their future in the accounting field. Pettit will speak to the students before they use the software.

“We have always been extraordinarily pleased with the responsiveness and systems knowledge of the entire Carillon team,” said Barra. “It is a pleasure working with a professional team that delivers what they promise on a timely basis.”

Barra and Savage were scheduled to present their new course project in workbook form at the Accounting Information Systems Educator Conference June 26-29 in Fort Collins, Colorado.

“We are honored to have been selected as the ERP system showcased for this course,” said Pettit. “When the course is presented at the AIS Educators’ Conference, we hope to implement our classroom training tool into more universities, allowing accounting students to gain experience with ERP systems before entering the workforce.”

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