Software giant Oracle has partnered with leading universities to design and develop its Oracle Student Cloud. Oracle had announced the Oracle Student Cloud, a new cloud-based student information system earlier this year for its higher education solutions portfolio. To that end, it has started the Oracle Customer Strategic Design Program with leading educational institutes like Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, University of Texas System, and University of Wisconsin–Madison. These partners will provide guidance and domain expertise that will help shape the design and development of Oracle Student Cloud.
Oracle also joined Internet2, a not-for-profit organization that fosters collaboration among research and education organizations and industry technology leaders to develop innovative solutions that address today’s higher education technology challenges. Oracle plans to certify and offer its Oracle Higher Education Cloud – including Oracle Student Cloud, infrastructure-as-a-service, and platform-as-a-service—through the Internet2 NET+ service program.
Each university will work with Oracle through significant milestones and releases, providing guidance and expertise to develop an industry-leading product. The growth of nontraditional programs is an important trend for these customers, and the first release of Oracle Student Cloud is expected to include flexible core structures and an extensible architecture to manage a variety of traditional and nontraditional educational offerings.
Oracle Student Cloud will feature a compelling mobile user interface that enables customers to extend, brand, and differentiate the student experience for each institution.
The first phase of Oracle Student Cloud is designed to support the core capabilities of enrollment, payment, and assessment. Oracle Student Cloud will embed CRM-based functionality throughout the solution to promote engagement and collaboration, along with a business intelligence foundation to provide customers with actionable insight into their student operations.
Oracle continues to invest in cloud services for higher education, with products available today that support grants management, budgetary control, encumbrance accounting, talent management, and CRM solutions for student recruiting, retention, and customer service.
Oracle’s higher education solutions provide customers with the flexibility to run student and Oracle Enterprise Resource (Oracle ERP) systems on premises and in the cloud. Oracle Student Cloud will be designed as part of a unified system that integrates with Oracle Human Capital Management Cloud and Oracle Enterprise Resource Planning Cloud for increased institution-wide visibility, efficiency, and performance.
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