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Education and Research Organizations Find a Lot to Like in the Cloud

Oracle Cloud Solutions for education and research are helping higher-ed, K–12, and research organizations gain new cost efficiencies and shorten implementation times for services that enhance teaching, learning, and research.

Oracle’s cloud services work across the entire portfolio of Oracle applications and technology to enable customers to take advantage of Oracle’s optimized, industry-specific solutions. One school that is seeing the benefits of Oracle’s cloud-based solutions is the University of Akron in Ohio, which recently implemented Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition and Oracle’s PeopleSoft enterprise performance management solutions. The university and its leaders, who worked with Oracle to implement the cloud environment in just nine months, are using the solutions as the foundation of a strategic initiative to grow enrollment, improve the learning experience, and build new revenue streams for the institution.

“We have limited internal resources currently available, and 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,” says Susan Rzyczycki, assistant vice president, applications services, at the University of Akron.

Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition provides the university with reporting and ad hoc query and analysis capabilities that the staff can access using Oracle’s prebuilt dashboards. The PeopleSoft enterprise performance management solutions, including PeopleSoft financial analytics, PeopleSoft Human Capital Management, and PeopleSoft supply chain analytics solutions deliver strategic planning tools and support a process that meets National Science Foundation (NSF) research reporting requirements.

A Complete Solution in the Cloud
Oracle Cloud Solutions for education and research include the following.

  • Optimized PeopleSoft Campus Solutions
  • Oracle Fusion Customer Relationship Management Cloud Service
  • Oracle Fusion Human Capital Management Cloud Service
  • Oracle Social Network Cloud Service
  • Oracle Database Cloud Service
  • Oracle Java Cloud Service
  • Big data for research
  • Student success—performance analytics for higher education

Oracle plans to continuously roll out more of the Oracle technology stack to the cloud, including data integration, application integration, business process management, business intelligence, and content management solutions.

Learn more about the University of Akron’s strategic use of cloud solutions, read details about Oracle Cloud Solutions for education and research, and explore an Oracle FAQ that provides additional insights into the solutions.

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