As part of Project Chroma, OCAD University will implement Colleague by Ellucian, an integrated ERP solution that includes:

Student Information System

  • Admissions
  • Academic Records & Registration
  • Curriculum & Faculty Information
  • Degree Audit and Student Planning
  • Financial Aid & Awards
  • Retention Alert
  • Student Accounts
  • Ellucian Recruiter CRM

Finance System

  • Accounts Payable/Receivable
  • Procurement
  • Budget
  • Fixed Assets
  • Pooled Investments
  • General Ledger
  • Projects Accounting

Human Resources/Payroll

  • Payroll
  • HR Information System
  • Faculty Assignment Contracts
  • Position Control
  • Self-service time reporting and related approvals


  • A single point of entry into OCAD U’s enterprise information systems based on constituency with the institution


  • Mobile framework for Android and iOS that will allow constituents to access functionality on the go

Colleague Reporting and Operating Analytics (CROA) Reporting Solution

  • Access to information to allow for institutional analysis and data-driven decision making

In addition, the university will implement a document and electronic records management system that will allow for the digitization of paper-based files, facilitate electronic workflows and reduce OCAD U’s environmental footprint by minimizing the need for paper-based files and related storage.

Through Project Chroma, OCAD U will also implement an integrated Talent Management suite to support staff and faculty recruitment and learning and development activities.