Oracle Press Release

Oracle Managed Cloud Services Enable Bellevue University to Cost Effectively Increase Educational Opportunities for its Students

University Leverages Oracle Applications Managed Cloud Service to Meet the Needs of Current and Future Students

REDWOOD SHORES, Calif. – January 21, 2014

News Summary

In order to cost effectively increase opportunities for students while complying with state and federal government regulations, educational institutions face unique business challenges. To address these challenges, Bellevue University selected Oracle Managed Cloud Services to help meet current and potential student needs and reduce technology maintenance costs. Having its applications deployed in a private cloud that’s fully managed by Oracle, has allowed Bellevue to increase educational opportunities for both on-campus and remote students and benefit from a robust, cost-effective, secure and highly available enterprise application framework.

News Facts

Bellevue University, a private, nonprofit university in Bellevue, Nebraska that is focused on providing adult education, is using Oracle Applications Managed Cloud Service to host and manage its Oracle PeopleSoft Applications, Oracle Business Intelligence and Oracle Database 12c solutions.
To help increase educational opportunities for its students, especially those pursuing remote classes and corporate training and certifications, Bellevue needed to update its back-office IT infrastructure.
The University also wanted to improve connectivity between systems to eliminate technology silos and expand financial aid, Customer Relationship Management (CRM) and Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) capabilities.
After a comprehensive review of cloud offerings, Bellevue selected Oracle Managed Cloud Services to provide an enterprise-grade, end-to-end managed cloud solution.
With Oracle Managed Cloud Services supporting its Oracle PeopleSoft Applications, Oracle Business Intelligence and Oracle Database 12c solutions, Bellevue has been able to better meet current and potential student needs and reduce technology maintenance costs.
The fully integrated infrastructure has also enabled Bellevue to free IT resources to focus on strategic business needs and simplify patching processes to better support compliance with state and federal regulations.
As a result of the implementation of Oracle Managed Cloud Services, Bellevue has been able to automate 80 percent of its financial aid process, which reduced the award schedule from up to 17 weeks to less than two days.
By utilizing Oracle’s PeopleSoft Applications Portal, Bellevue was able to unify and streamline a large portfolio of systems used by staff, including financial management and business intelligence applications, with optimal uptime, security and stability.

Supporting Quote

“In order to meet the needs of our current and future students while also reducing long-term costs, we were seeking a modern IT platform that could quickly and cost effectively support our goals,” said Ed Jarecki, assistant vice president, enterprise IT application services, Bellevue University. “Oracle Managed Cloud Services have enabled us to meet critical business goals by delivering a robust, secure and highly available enterprise application framework. Oracle’s integrated and comprehensive solutions have exceeded our expectations and allowed us to reduce costs while increasing educational opportunities for our students.”

Supporting Resources

Oracle Cloud Solutions

Oracle provides the industry’s broadest and most complete portfolio of public, private and hybrid cloud offerings. Oracle Cloud delivers a broad suite of subscription-based, enterprise-grade Application, Social, Platform and Infrastructure Services. Oracle also provides a comprehensive portfolio of Managed Cloud Services for Oracle applications and technology deployed in a private cloud, and cloud products for customers looking to build and manage their own clouds.

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Contact Info

Nicole Maloney
Oracle
+1.650.506.0806
nicole.maloney@oracle.com

Drew Smith
Blanc & Otus
+1.415.856.5127
dsmith@blancandotus.com