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Greenwood Village, Colo. - Mar. 21, 2013 - Ohio University teamed up with Ciber
to successfully implement a new student information system in an efficient
architecture that provides enhanced self-service access to students, faculty and
staff, as well as premium information security. The software deployed includes
Oracle's PeopleSoft Campus Solutions and Oracle's Business Intelligence
solutions, which are integrated with applications from other software providers.
With more than 28,000 students spread over six campuses, Ohio University wanted
to enhance delivery of services to its students, faculty and staff through
improved workflow, a service-oriented architecture (SOA) and Web-enabled
functionality. To get there, the university initiated what it dubbed the Rufus
Initiative, which was named after Gen. Rufus Putnam, who is considered to
founder of Ohio University. The largest and most complex project the
university's Office of Information Technology had ever launched, the initiative
involved replacing outdated applications and mainframe hardware that were
becoming too expensive for the school to maintain. University administrators
were also concerned about securing student data.
"We selected Ciber as our implementation partner because of their considerable
expertise with complex higher education IT projects," said Brice Bible, Ohio
University CIO. "We believe the company was a key component of this
Ciber dedicated a team of senior-level consultants to the project. Along with
implementing the software, Ciber also worked closely with the university to
develop its SOA roadmap, which provided recommendations for governance, as well
as processes and procedures associated with the flow of information across the
A key component of the new student information system is Oracle's PeopleSoft
Campus Solutions, a comprehensive suite of software specifically designed for
higher education institutions. Ciber's in-house Oracle experts guided the
university through the implementation of all of the suite's modules and enhanced
functions of the applications to suit the needs of the university.
Another solution Ciber helped implement is Oracle Business Intelligence, which
the university selected after Ciber conducted a fit/gap analysis of the school
requirements and recommended the Oracle software that provides improved
decision making. Ciber consultants also helped with the university's new portal.
"We're pleased to have completed this project for Ohio University," said Mike
Dillon, Ciber vice president and Oracle practice leader. "We believe the
university will see a substantial return on its IT investments and achieve its
goal of providing a top-notch experience for its students."
A Platinum level member of Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN), 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. In the higher education market, Ciber has
implemented applications at more than 200 institutions in the United States and
About Ciber, Inc.
Ciber 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. 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. To find
out more, visit www.oracle.com/partners
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