The Collaborative for Higher Education Shared Services, or CHESS, is a nonprofit that employs a unique approach to transform the student experience and streamline administrative operations. The partners are Clovis Community College, Central New Mexico Community College, Northern New Mexico College, San Juan College, and Santa Fe Community College. The solution will align key business processes and systems using a more efficient, more secure, and fully integrated Enterprise Resource Planning system as the foundation. The college presidents serve on the CHESS Board of Directors to manage the needs of the diverse group and to ensure a true collaboration among all colleges in the decision-making process.
Enterprise Resource Planning is an integrated suite of software applications with a central database using the same platform to strategically share resources and information, such as accounting, student records, financial aid, etc., among the partner colleges to better serve students and their communities.