University of Akron Deploys Business Intelligence Environment in the Cloud

Tue Nov 6, 2012 8:00am EST

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  DENVER, CO, Nov 06 (Marketwire) -- 
EDUCAUSE -- Oracle (NASDAQ: ORCL)

    News Facts


--  The University of Akron, a culturally diverse university with more
    than 28,000 students, located in Akron, Ohio, has implemented Oracle
    Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition and Oracle's PeopleSoft
    Enterprise Performance Management hosted on Oracle Cloud Solutions for
    Education and Research.
--  The University of Akron has a robust technology infrastructure;
    however, with a multitude of projects in progress, the university had
    limited resources available to implement and maintain a traditional
    business intelligence environment in its data center. The university
    also sought to achieve operational cost efficiencies and shorten the
    implementation cycle by hosting the environment in the cloud.
--  Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition provides the
    university with a set of reporting and ad-hoc query and analysis
    capabilities that The University of Akron staff can access and
    personalize using Oracle's pre-built dashboards.
--  The University of Akron also deployed PeopleSoft Enterprise
    Performance Management solutions including Financial Analytics, Human
    Capital Management Warehouse and Supply Chain Analytics, which
    provides strategic planning and goal setting capabilities and an
    end-to-end reporting process, including processes that meet National
    Science Foundation (NSF) research reporting requirements.
--  The University of Akron will leverage Oracle's business intelligence
    and enterprise planning solutions as it implements its Vision 2020 --
    a strategic plan designed to grow enrollment, improve the learning
    experience and increase funding for student programs, faculty,
    research, campus and community.
--  Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition and PeopleSoft
    Enterprise Performance Management add to the university's Oracle
    footprint, which also includes PeopleSoft Enterprise Student
    Financials, a component of Oracle's PeopleSoft Campus Solutions, and
    PeopleSoft Human Capital Management.
--  The University of Akron worked with Oracle Consulting to implement its
    cloud environment via standard software and practices in nine months
    -- having launched the initial environment in July 2012. The complete
    implementation process will happen in three phases. The University of
    Akron is currently in phase two, where it will increase user counts
    from 30 to 125 and complete the NSF reporting functionality.

    

Supporting Quotes 


--  "The University of Akron has implemented many Oracle solutions, now
    including Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition. We have
    limited internal resources currently available, and the Oracle Cloud
    Solutions for Education and Research provided the university with an
    additional option for its strategic planning needs -- while also
    preserving internal capabilities to focus on core competencies," said
    Susan Rzyczycki, assistant vice president applications services, The
    University of Akron.
--  "With funding shortages and a need for increased operational
    efficiencies, higher education institutions are seeking ways to
    operate more efficiently while providing their faculty, staff and
    students with new technologies. We believe that with Oracle Business
    Intelligence Enterprise Edition and Oracle's PeopleSoft Enterprise
    Performance Management, hosted on Oracle Cloud Solutions for Education
    and Research, The University of Akron will have greater reporting
    capabilities to facilitate forecasting and planning, while reducing
    operational expenses," said Cole Clark, global vice president,
    education and research industry, Oracle.

    

Supporting Resources


--  Oracle in Higher Education
--  Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition
--  Oracle's PeopleSoft Enterprise Performance Management
--  PeopleSoft Financial Analytics
--  PeopleSoft Human Capital Management Warehouse
--  PeopleSoft Supply Chain Analytics
--  PeopleSoft Human Capital Management
--  PeopleSoft Enterprise Student Financials
--  Oracle Higher Education on Facebook
--  Oracle Higher Education on Diigo
--  Oracle Cloud Solutions for Education and Research Executive Summary
--  Oracle Cloud Solutions for Education and Research Solutions Brief
--  Oracle Cloud Solutions for Education and Research Frequently Asked
    Questions

    

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