Lone Star College System Moving onto Oracle PeopleSoft
- By Dian Schaffhauser
Over the next 18 months Lone Star College System (LSCS) in The Woodlands, TX will be implementing a suite of PeopleSoft applications from Oracle to replace existing Datatel Colleague programs. The new deployment includes software for managing financials, supply chain, human capital, and performance.
The community college system, with five campuses and 52,000 students, will also install Oracle's Hyperion Planning. Oracle Consulting will help with the deployment.
"Lone Star College System is positioning itself to be the premier college system in the country and we strategically selected Oracle to be our partner in this journey," said Shah Ardalan, vice chancellor and CIO. "Our continuous and rapid growth in enrollment and renewed focus on student success were our main drivers for change. We had to either get an entirely new system or re-implement the legacy administrative system. After a fast yet comprehensive evaluation, we determined that Oracle offered an attractive rapid development solution and proved to be a better long-term strategic fit for our goals compared to the competition."
Dian Schaffhauser is a senior contributing editor for 1105 Media's education publications THE Journal and Campus Technology. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or on Twitter @schaffhauser.