University of California, Santa Barbara Selects Ciber To Implement and Manage Oracle's PeopleSoft Financials

Thu Jan 10, 2013 11:00am EST

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Ciber, Inc.
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www.Ciber.com http://www.Ciber.com 

Greenwood Village, Colo. - January 10, 2013 - The University of California, Santa Barbara is
improving strategic and operational effectiveness with implementation of Oracle's PeopleSoft
Financials. Campus officials chose Ciber as their implementation partner and, under a separate
request for proposal, as the campus' managed services provider of infrastructure, application 
management and functional support for the new software.

UCSB elected to deploy Oracle's PeopleSoft Financials after an extensive needs assessment and
review of multiple systems. Additionally, since the UC Office of the President chose Oracle's
PeopleSoft Human Capital Management as its new human resources and payroll system for all UC
locations, the implementation of Oracle's PeopleSoft Financials allows UCSB to share best
practices and leverage synergies between these solutions. Oracle's PeopleSoft Financials already
operates at three other UC campuses, and implementing a system installed within the UC system
meets the needs of the UC Regents' resolution regarding administrative efficiencies.

"Oracle's PeopleSoft applications are designed to address the most complex business requirements.
They provide comprehensive business and industry solutions, enabling organizations to increase
productivity, accelerate business performance and lower total cost of ownership," said Paco
Aubrejuan, senior vice president and general manager, Oracle's PeopleSoft applications.  "Ciber is
a member in Oracle PartnerNetwork and has a long-standing record of successful implementations and
on-going support."

"UCSB can see huge gains in operational efficiency with this investment in Oracle's PeopleSoft
applications," said Mike Dillon, Ciber's vice president and Oracle practice leader. "Users can
gain enhanced reporting capabilities for informed decision making, as well as process improvements
that could free up funds for UCSB's educational, research and public services missions."

The Financial System Implementation Project will feature a two-phase, two-year implementation
plan. Phase one covers general ledger, budgeting, purchasing, accounts payable and asset
management. These core functionalities, which dramatically improve the stability and efficiency of
the campus financial solution, also will allow UCSB to decommission their current mainframe-based
solution. Phase two of the implementation adds functionality for accounts receivable, grants,
contracts, billing and project management.

A Platinum level member of Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN), Ciber has helped more than 1,000 clients
in more than 2,000 separate engagements leverage their Oracle applications to improve business
processes, reduce costs and provide support for management decision-making. In the higher
education market, Ciber has implemented applications at more than 175 institutions in the United
States and Canada. 


About UC Santa Barbara 
The University of California, Santa Barbara, commonly known as UC Santa Barbara or UCSB, is a
public research university and one of the 10 general campuses in the University of California
system. The main campus, which is located in Santa Barbara, Calif., is the fifth-largest in the UC
system, with some 19,800 undergraduate and 3,050 graduate students. A comprehensive doctoral
university, UCSB is organized into five colleges offering 87 undergraduate degrees and 55 graduate
degrees. U.S. News and World Report's guide, "America's Best Colleges," the most widely read
college guide in the country, ranks UCSB number 10 among all public universities.


About Ciber, Inc.
Ciber is a client-focused, results-driven IT consulting company. Its 6,000 consultants provide the
business acumen, technical skills and flexibility to help businesses and governments around the
globe get the most from technology. Since 1974 Ciber has combined the stability and resources of a
large consultancy with the agility and personal touch of a local firm. Ciber (CBR) trades on the
New York Stock Exchange and earned approximately $1 billion in annual revenue during 2011. For
more information, visit www.ciber.com http://www.ciber.com/ .


About Oracle PartnerNetwork
Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN) Specialized is the latest version of Oracle's partner program that
provides partners with tools to better develop, sell and implement Oracle solutions. OPN
Specialized offers resources to train and support specialized knowledge of Oracle products and
solutions and has evolved to recognize Oracle's growing product portfolio, partner base and
business opportunity. Key to the latest enhancements to OPN is the ability for partners to
differentiate through Specializations. Specializations are achieved through competency
development, business results, expertise and proven success. To find out more, visit
http://www.oracle.com/partners http://www.oracle.com/partners . 

  

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