From June 4-6, three consulting firms presented their proposals for serving as the implementation partner for the University's upcoming PeopleSoft upgrade. An "implementation partner" serves as a partner (hence the name) throughout the process of a significant software installation (i.e., PeopleSoft 9.0). The partner works with the University and its various entities (e.g., HR, Campus Solutions, Finance) to ensure a successful implementation of the new software. The three firms under consideration shared their experience with campuses of comparable size in implementing the change from PeopleSoft 8.9 to 9.0. For example, each company spoke to how they assisted with the HR/Student Records database split and installing the PeopleSoft Portal. Several ASR staff were invited to the presentations and were asked for their impressions of each company and their ability to serve in this capacity. A decision on the implementation partner will be made in the near future.