University of Kansas migrates to Oracle cloud

Oracle Open World 2015

Oracle shared how the University of Kansas (KU) has changed operational atmosphere using Oracle cloud.

KU selected Oracle Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Cloud, Business Intelligence Cloud, and  Planning and Budgeting Cloud to integrate with its existing PeopleSoft Human Capital Management (HCM) and PeopleSoft Campus Solutions applications.

The university has paired its top-notch educational programs with the technology to advance them.

With Oracle Cloud, KU will drive strategic student educational initiatives, focus on operational efficiencies and reduce costs associated with lengthy upgrade cycles.

“We have a strong relationship with Oracle, so they were at the top of the list when we were looking to upgrade and transform our current ERP solution,” said Diane Goddard, KU’s vice provost for administration and finance.

“Oracle Cloud really stood out to us because it is on the cutting edge of innovation, offers us increased functionality, and we can easily integrate with our existing PeopleSoft HCM and PeopleSoft Campus Solutions applications.”

Pharmaceutical major Pfizer has selected Oracle solutions to manage and monitor its more than 300 clinical trials a year.

The US-based Oracle will supply Health Sciences InForm Cloud Service and the Oracle Siebel Clinical Trial Management and Monitoring Cloud Service.

Oracle’s Q4 revenues were $10.6 billion (–1 percent). Oracle posted negative growth in all its main businesses excluding Cloud. But Cloud revenue forms only 8 percent of Oracle’s total revenues in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2016.

It  has generated Q4 revenue $859 million (+49 percent) from cloud.  Cloud plus On-Premise Software revenue of Oracle was $8.4 billion (flat).

Cloud software as a service (SaaS) and platform as a service (PaaS) revenues of Oracle were $690 million (+66 percent).