Oracle announced the Oracle Customer Strategic Design Program to support the development of the Oracle Student Cloud. Customers invited to participate must share Oracle’s vision of providing higher education institutions with a flexible, modern cloud-based student information system.
Each university will work with Oracle through significant milestones and releases, providing guidance and expertise to develop an industry- eading 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 andOracle Enterprise Resource Planning Cloud for increased institution-wide visibility, efficiency, and performance.
Oracle also joined Internet2 to offer its Oracle Higher Education Cloud services—including both public cloud and private cloud offerings— hrough the Internet2 NET+ service program, which supports a unified, integrated portfolio of cloud and trust solutions. Through Internet2 NET+, members collectively identify and vet community and industry cloud solutions that are designed to meet campus challenges and scale to benefit all member institutions’ teaching, learning, and research needs.
Internet2 will enable institutions to leverage multiple service options within Oracle Higher Education Cloud—with software as a service (SaaS), infrastructure as a service (IaaS), and platform as a-service (PaaS) to meet their unique needs.
Earlier this year, Oracle announced several major investments in its higher education solution portfolio, including Oracle Student Cloud, a new cloud-based student information system.
Now, Oracle is announcing the Oracle Customer Strategic Design Program, with Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University,University of Texas System, and University of Wisconsin–Madison participating to 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.