Bellevue University (Bellevue), a private, nonprofit university located in Bellevue, Nebraska, which opened in 1966, focuses on providing adult education and educational outreach. It serves more than 16,000 students, annually, at a total of nine locations in three states. It also offers an established online learning program. The university is one of the leading national voices in corporate learning, and its goal is to provide people of all backgrounds with access to affordable, high-quality education. Bellevue University partners with global organizations to help them achieve their learning objectives with impactful programs.
To help increase educational opportunities, especially for those pursuing remote classes and corporate training and certifications, Bellevue University was looking to update its back-office, IT infrastructure. The university wanted to improve connectivity between systems to eliminate technology silos, while expanding financial aid, customer relationship management, and enterprise resource planning capabilities. The university also wanted to implement a flexible solution that would enable it to further enhance future functionality, while adhering to government regulations.
Bellevue University selected Oracle Managed Cloud Services for its PeopleSoft, Oracle Business Intelligence, and Oracle Database solutions to gain an enterprise-grade, integrated, end-to-end managed cloud service solution to better meet current and potential student needs. The platform also enables the university to reduce technology maintenance costs and free personnel resources to focus on more strategic business needs, as well as to simplify patching processes to more easily comply with state and federal regulations.
In addition, by utilizing Oracle’s PeopleSoft Portal, Bellevue University was able to provide its staff with unified access to PeopleSoft and other third-party, legacy educational support systems. The streamlined solution enabled Bellevue University to sustain a large portfolio of systems—including financial management and business intelligence applications—with exceptional uptime, security, stability, interoperability, and infrastructure and software management and support. The managed cloud services platform also enabled the university to automate 80% of its financial aid process, which reduced the award schedule from up to 17 weeks to less than two days.