Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Expands Oracle Content Management Deployment
Oracle® Imaging and Process Management, a component of Oracle Fusion Middleware, Streamlines Invoice and Expense Processing, Strengthens Integration with Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12
Redwood Shores, Calif. – Oct. 6, 2009
To simplify invoice and expense processing for more than 130 campuses across North America, Europe and the Middle East, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, the world’s largest, fully accredited university specializing in aviation and aerospace, has replaced a competitive product from 170 Systems with Oracle® Imaging and Process Management.
By switching to Oracle Imaging and Process Management, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University consolidated multiple steps in its accounts payable process and eliminated several customizations that restricted the flexibility of the previous platform.
The implementation also tightened integration with the Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12, enabling users to easily manage expenses, invoices and discrepancy reports within familiar Oracle E-Business Suite interfaces.
With Oracle Imaging and Process Management, the university is also able to reduce its total cost of ownership as it can maintain the Oracle E-Business Suite integration during upgrades without expensive and time-consuming hard coding and custom processes previously required with the 170 Systems product.
The new deployment within its accounts payable department expands Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University’s existing Oracle Content Management implementation, which has already delivered a significant return on investment, helping reduce the university’s annual paper usage from 140 tons to 70 tons and cut its yearly greenhouse emissions from 355,950 pounds to 177,975 pounds.
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University worked with Oracle Consulting to deploy Oracle Imaging and Process Management and integrate it with the Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12, achieving full production in less than 6 months.
“Transitioning to Oracle Imaging and Process Management was a strategic decision driven by a desire to reduce costs, simplify processes and improve our IT infrastructure,” said Cindy Bixler, chief information officer, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.
“Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University is a long-time customer and partner that continues to reap the benefits of its investment in many Oracle products,” said Ken Caplin, regional vice president, Oracle Higher Education. “This latest implementation is a perfect example of the efficiency and cost savings Oracle technology is driving in higher education.”
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