Budd Hirons

Budd Hirons presents the Tulane Transportation Request System

NACAS Annual Conference

Posted: 05/14/2013

Budd Hirons, web development Team Lead of the ILC in Technology Services and Brian Lowe from University Services are in Hilton Head South Carolina this week presenting at the southern regional conference of the National Association of College Auxiliary Services.

Hirons and Lowe are discussing the Tulane Transportation Request System (TTRS), a custom application authored by the ILC Development Team as an operational solution for University Services.  The TTRS will be used to manage ride reservations on the Tulane shuttle fleet for chartered group trips as well as individual transportation needs as in the case of Service Learning transportation.

Topics of the presentation include a history of the collaborative effort between the ILC Development Team and University Services, how the application balances various end-user and administrative requirements, the pros and cons of developing custom software versus contracting a turn-key solution, the associated risks and how the decision to stay in-house versus a turn-key solution may impact operations.

Technology Services, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA 70118 -- TSNOC: 504-862-8888 --