What is Ignite?

Transforming how Baylor works

Ignite will change how Baylor works to support Illuminate, the University's new academic strategic plan. This transformation will streamline and standardize the university's complex processes and provide leading-edge technology to enable faculty and staff to apply more resources towards Illuminate and ultimately better serve students.

Why change now?

To support Illuminate and the University's future growth

In May 2018, the Baylor Board of Regents approved Illuminate. To provide the foundation of administrative operations for Illuminate, the Board of Regents also approved funding for a new cloud-based system from Oracle to energize the transformation of Baylor’s complex administrative processes and technology to support the historic strategic plan.

Simplified, Standard Processes

Future processes will be based on best practice system functionality.

Ignite provides the opportunity to evaluate the many processes that faculty and staff currently perform every day across disjointed finance, human resources, budget and planning, and grants management technologies. Through system consolidation, the university will simplify and standardize processes to operate more efficiently across departments and functions.

Modern Cloud Technology

Moving to the cloud will streamline and replace many current administrative technologies.

The university’s current administration systems operate on aging, disjointed technology. Planning for future university growth while operating increasingly complex and dated business processes presents significant challenges for currently installed administrative technology.  Many current systems will be replaced by Ignite, improving the accuracy and availability of real-time data for faculty and staff.  Baylor needs modern administrative technology to grow as a top-tier research institution.

Resource Stewardship

Future university growth will be supported by transforming current inefficiencies.

Because Baylor’s current technology and processes are highly customized and difficult to maintain, they require costly resources to support software updates and academic and administrative changes. Cloud systems deliver best practice functional design, data security, and automated software updates that will reduce the time and effort of university resources spent on system planning, testing, and general maintenance. Ignite will improve management of administrative and IT resources, enabling more employee effort to be invested in Baylor’s mission and academic strategic plan.