The BPS services provided by Ciber will provide BPS customers with the implementation, configuration, content customization and management of Oracle’s PeopleSoft applications. The new service, called Ciber Cloud Campus™, will help clients reduce risks, lower cost of ownership and gain a predictable cost model by implementing PeopleSoft applications though software-as-a-service (SaaS) delivery. This cloud solution is being provided by Ciber, a Platinum-level member of Oracle® PartnerNetwork.
Oracle’s PeopleSoft is the premier single-source, integrated solution for managing human capital, finance and student information in higher education. PeopleSoft applications support all of an institution’s critical business operations throughout the enterprise and have been proven through thousands of implementations in higher education.
Organizations today are looking to reduce costs while operating more efficiently, leading many to sign up for specialized business process services. By leveraging such services,“Powered by Oracle” customers gain the benefit of Oracle’s leading technology and applications combined with the market-specific expertise of Ciber, an organization that has implemented software at more than 200 higher education institutions in the United States and Canada. With Ciber Cloud Campus, clients can focus on their business challenges and innovation instead of day-to-day operations or IT management.
“Oracle is committed to delivering value and efficiency to both our partners and the joint customers we serve,” said Tibor Beles, vice president, Business Process Services, Oracle. “By leveraging Oracle technology in tandem with the domain expertise of our valued BPS partners like Ciber, customers can remain agile, be responsive to changing market conditions and effectively manage costs.”
Ciber Cloud Campus helps institutions focus on what matters most: empowering students, teachers and researchers with the right tools. The solution also helps reduce overhead and the burden of system administration and allows a school’s technical staff to work on other initiatives. It provides:
• Subscription (or “pay-as-you-go”) pricing for the entire suite of services with virtually no capital expense for software, hardware or facilities.
• Professional cloud services, including application services.
• Accelerated implementation so that institutions can gain software benefits quickly.
• A tailored suite of Ciber custom solutions and services designed specifically to support higher education operations, leveraging the latest Oracle’s PeopleSoft functionality.
• Ciber can also perform core business processes or augment back-office staff during peak times. Ciber’s consultants come from higher education backgrounds, and can:
1. Perform Admissions Processing, Bursar and Billing Services, Degree Audit and Graduation Services.
2. Perform Payroll and Benefits Processing Services.
3. Perform Contracts and Grants Management Services.
“With Ciber’s strong higher education background, Oracle technology and expertise, this relationship can be a win-win for all involved,” said Mike Dillon, Ciber’s higher education vice president and Oracle practice leader. “We’re gratified to work with Oracle as a provider of these services in the North America higher education market.”
Ciber has helped more than 1,000 clients in more than 2,000 separate engagements leverage their Oracle applications to improve business processes, reduce costs and provide support for management decision making.
About Ciber, Inc.
Ciber (ciber.com) is a client-focused, results-driven IT consulting company. Its 6,000 consultants provide the business acumen, technical skills and flexibility to help businesses and governments around the globe get the most from technology. Since 1974 Ciber has combined the stability and resources of a large consultancy with the agility and personal touch of a local firm. Ciber (CBR) trades on the New York Stock Exchange.
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