About Us

What does Lagniappe mean?

Lagniappe (lan-yap) derives from New World Spanish la ñapa, “the gift,” and ultimately from Quechua yapay, “to give more.”  The word came into the rich Creole dialect mixture of New Orleans and there acquired a French spelling. It is still used in the Gulf states, especially southern Louisiana, to denote a little bonus that a friendly shopkeeper might add to a purchase. By extension, it may mean “an extra or unexpected gift or benefit.”

In the form of products, services, and training, Lagniappe Software provides that “little something extra” needed to take your PeopleSoft Campus Solutions software to the next level.

About Us

Our Team

Ron Anderson
Ron Anderson
Managing Partner

Co-Founder

Ron began his higher education career as the Assistant Director of Enrollment Services at Southeastern Louisiana University.  Following his tenure at the University, Ron began working as PeopleSoft Campus Solutions Consultant for a well-respected Higher Education consulting services company.   During his time with this company, Ron served as a functional consultant, technical consultant, project manager and later on as the Vice President of the company.  Ron’s 25+ years in higher ed and his experience at the executive level helped him to establish his own consulting services company, which he has been operating for the last 15 years.  Lagniappe is Ron’s latest venture, which was born out of the need to provide products and services that the higher education community desperately needs.

Curt DeJean
Curt DeJean
Director of Product Development

Co-Founder

Curt began his PeopleSoft career as a developer on the Campus Solutions & Contributor Relations release 7.5 development team. He served as a Principle Applications Developer through the release of Campus Solutions 9.0 and the Oracle acquisition of PeopleSoft. While in this role Curt designed and developed many features that are found in the Campus Solutions product, licensed around the world today. Curt’s 22 years in the PeopleSoft Higher Education industry includes owning and operating an independent consulting services company where he has been serving clients in all phases of the software development lifecycle – conception to customer delivery and support. Curt is passionate about expanding the rich feature set of Campus Solutions and leveraging the latest fluid technology to more fully engage students and staff.

Robert Ratway
Robert Ratway
Solutions Architect

Co-Founder

Robert began his PeopleSoft consulting career with Accenture, where he served as a technical PeopleSoft consultant.  Following his time with Accenture, Robert started his own consulting services company, RoJoServe, which he has owned and operated for the last 20 years.  Robert has been working with PeopleSoft Campus Solutions for over 15 years and has over 22 years of experience with PeopleSoft technology.  His blend of functional and technical knowledge has enabled him to deliver solutions that integrate seamlessly within PeopleSoft’s delivered framework.  In addition to his functional and technical skillset, he has also developed a technical course curriculum in all areas of PeopleSoft development, including the latest fluid technology.