The Enterprise Information Systems (EIS) department is responsible for the mission-critical, enterprise-wide information systems at Texas A&M University. The team manages the Compass system for the university's three campuses in College Station, Galveston, and Qatar. The university purchased the system, a software product called Banner, from Ellucian.
To improve reporting capabilities, EIS also responsible for maintaining the Ellucian Operational Data Store (ODS). Additionally, EIS maintains a web portal that serves as the "front door" for Compass end-users. The Howdy web portal at https://howdy.tamu.edu is also an Ellucian product. Howdy currently allows Texas A&M University students, applicants, faculty, staff, parents and former students to use a single sign-on to access web-based campus services.
The EIS department reports to the Vice President and Associate Provost for Information Technology at Texas A&M University.