CU Swaps SIS, Opts for Oracle

As part of a system-wide migration of administrative technologies, the University of Colorado (CU) is switching out its current student information system in favor of an Oracle solution and also adopting Oracle SOA Suite to build a service-oriented architecture in an effort to improve IT efficiency. According to CIBER Enterprise Solutions, which worked with Oracle Consulting on the project, this marks one of the first implementations of the Oracle SOA Suite in higher education.

The CU initiative, dubbed Project MetamorphoSIS, will see all three of its campuses move to Oracle PeopleSoft Enterprise Campus Solutions 9.0, replacing an existing system from SunGard Higher Education. CU is already using PeopleSoft Enterprise Human Capital Management and PeopleSoft Enterprise Financial Management. These will be integrated with the new student information system as part of the deployment, according to CIBER.

For the project, CIBER is working as a subcontractor for Oracle Consulting, which is handling software implementation and integration for Project MetamorphoSIS. The deployment will include PeopleSoft Enterprise Student Administration, PeopleSoft Enterprise Customer Relationship Management, PeopleSoft Enterprise Portal, and PeopleSoft Enterprise Campus Solutions Data Warehouse.

The University of Colorado serves about 53,000 students on campuses located in Boulder, Colorado Springs, and Denver.

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