Boise State’s Educated Choice is CIBER for Oracle’s PeopleSoft UpgradeDecember 1, 2011 No Comments
GREENWOOD VILLAGE, Colo. – Dec. 1, 2011 – The IT team at Boise State University did its homework and chose CIBER to handle an upgrade of Oracle’s PeopleSoft Campus Solutions software. “We were impressed with CIBER’s leadership team, attention to project management and performance on similar projects,” said Max Davis-Johnson, associate vice president and CIO at Boise State University. The 11-month project was approved by the Idaho State Board of Education and kicked off in November.
Boise State has been using PeopleSoft for more than a dozen years and, along the way, university IT staff added numerous customizations to enhance functionality in student services, finance and human resources. Now, many of those functions come standard in the PeopleSoft applications, so the University decided to upgrade the system to position the school for more cost-efficient maintenance and system operations in the future.
“We expect this upgrade to help us improve processes and free up our scarce IT resources for more core technology work,” said Davis-Johnson. “This is in line with the enterprise roadmap we are pursuing. By reducing the level of customizations and using products as delivered, we anticipate gaining efficienices in operation and easier integrations with other campus systems.”
PeopleSoft Campus Solutions has the ability to integrate with a variety of applications, including those used for learning management, library maintenance, fundraising, recruiting, human resources and more. The upgraded software will also give end users greater capabilities for self-service because it allows for appropriately secured, role-based access to information.
CIBER will manage the system upgrades and integrations, as well as remove customizations currently in place. The company also is assisting with business process re-engineering to help university staff get the most from their new software.
CIBER’s Higher Education Practice is a leader in the U.S. and Canadian higher education ERP markets, providing implementation and upgrade services, and strategic and security consulting services to more than 175 institutions in the U.S. and Canada. CIBER has also assisted higher education clients in Mexico and the United Kingdom. CIBER is a Platinum level member in Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN) and has a successful track record implementing Oracle products in the Higher Education industry.
About Boise State University
As an emerging metropolitan research university of distinction, Boise State University plays a crucial role in the region’s economic development and famed quality of life. Idaho’s largest institution of higher education offers nearly 200 degrees and certifications in seven colleges. While remaining committed to the strong teaching legacy that has resulted in 11 Idaho Professor of the Year awards since 1990, Boise State’s added emphasis on innovation and creativity is fueling one of the fastest growing research programs in Idaho.
About CIBER, Inc.
CIBER, Inc. is a global information technology consulting, services and outsourcing company applying practical innovation through services and solutions that deliver tangible results for both commercial and government clients. Services include application development and management, ERP implementation, change management, project management, systems integration, infrastructure management and end-user computing, as well as strategic business and technology consulting. Founded in 1974 and headquartered in Greenwood Village, Colorado, CIBER has more than 8,000 employees and operates in 19 countries, serving clients in North America, Europe and Asia/Pacific. Annual revenue in 2010 was $1.1 billion. CIBER trades on the New York Stock exchange (NYSE: CBR), and is included in the Russell 2000 Index and the S&P Small Cap 600 Index. For more information, visit www.ciber.com.
About Oracle PartnerNetwork
Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN) Specialized is the latest version of Oracle’s partner program that provides partners with tools to better develop, sell, and implement Oracle solutions. OPN Specialized offers resources to train and support specialized knowledge of Oracle products and solutions, and has evolved to recognize Oracle’s growing product portfolio, partner base, and business opportunity. Key to the latest enhancements to OPN is the ability for partners to differentiate through Specializations. Specializations are achieved through competency development, business results, expertise and proven success. For more information, visit http://www.oracle.com/partners.
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