Shawnee State University Chooses Complete Oracle Cloud Suite to Improve Recruitment and Operations

November 10, 2016

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First state university in Ohio selects Oracle Cloud solutions to improve retention and streamline business practices

Redwood Shores, Calif.—Nov 10, 2016. Oracle announced today that Shawnee State University is implementing the full Oracle Cloud Suite including Oracle’s Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Enterprise Performance Management (EPM) and Human Capital Management (HCM) Cloud, in addition to Student Cloud CX. The university also anticipates moving to the Student Management Cloud as part of the university’s efforts to prepare their students for future success using the latest technology. This adoption comes with a recent Ohio Governor mandate to lower the cost of education, which prompted the university to search for the best technology to modernize and optimize internal operations.

With a student and staff body of 3,800 students and 700 employees, Shawnee State seeks to be a leader in paving the way for universities of all sizes to transition to cloud services. Their previous IT department was too small to handle the level of needs for their constituents. However, through the implementation of Oracle’s Cloud solution, the university will be utilizing a single cloud solution that helps manage recruitment processes to seek out best-fit students; this also enables them to focus on serving their constituents in a timelier manner.

While previously using an on-premise service, ensuring that recruiters reached the right students, and that those prospects ultimately chose to attend the university, was a big problem that needed to be solved. Shawnee State was seeking a service that focused on the entire student lifecycle from student success to finances—all while providing a single cloud experience from a global perspective.

“We believe that implementing Oracle’s Cloud solutions will help us meet our priority of being a student-focused university, by leveraging the latest technology all under a single unified cloud experience,” said Elinda Boyles, vice president for finance and administration at Shawnee State University. “We are fortunate that Shawnee State University President, Rick Kurtz, has forward-thinking vision and commitment to the university’s long-term success. This effort will improve operational efficiencies and better align our IT resources,” she said.

Because Oracle seeks to ensure their customers have a seamless transition to the cloud, Shawnee State was able to easily integrate the modern technology with legacy systems. Shawnee State is live with Oracle’s Student Cloud CX, and are implementing the remainder of the suite now with an expected go live of June 30, 2017.

“Oracle’s commitment to Higher Education and proven expertise in the Cloud provide Shawnee State University with a modern, secure and scalable platform for growth,” said Rondy Ng, Oracle’s Senior Vice President, Applications Development. “Our next-generation cloud platform for Higher Education incorporates embedded analytics, an intuitive user experience, and built-in collaboration functionality to deliver comprehensive support for the business and student lifecycle with a focus on putting the student first.”

Oracle delivers the industry’s broadest suite of enterprise-grade Cloud services, including Software as a Service (SaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS), Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), and Data as a Service (DaaS).

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