Creating an oracle applications strategy for your campus


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Oracle made several important announcements at Alliance 2014 – including a new release of Campus Solutions (9.2), cloud applications (HCM & Finance) geared specifically to higher education, as well as Student Cloud, a new student system to be built entirely in the cloud. Add to this the many roadmaps for PeopleSoft HCM and Finance, PeopleTools, User Experience, and Business Intelligence. This information leaves many campuses asking “now what?”

Whatever mix of Oracle products your campus has deployed, an applications strategy will help you understand what you can do right now to set the stage to take advantage of features and functions outlined in Oracle's product roadmaps at Alliance. Io Consulting is in a unique position to help you develop an applications strategy for your campus.

Join us for this webinar as we help you:

1. Get an overview of Oracle's product roadmaps, from an implementation perspective (i.e. what it will take to take advantage of what is on the product roadmaps).
2. Get a framework to take back to your campus to create an applications strategy that makes sense.
3. Get tips on what your campus can do right now to get ready to execute your applications strategy.

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Creating an oracle applications strategy for your campus

  1. 1. INTRODUCTIONS Floyd Teter Senior Project Director Io Consulting @fteter Ted Simpson Executive Director, Strategy Io Consulting @badgerworks
  2. 2. AGENDA Strategy first . . . • Your strategy • Managing change • Moving forward . . . solutions second • Alliance 2014 announcements and information Putting it all together Start right now
  3. 3. ‘STRATEGY FIRST, SOLUTION SECOND’ Common drivers we see in higher education industry: • Improvements – access to education, student experience, student success, etc. • Efficiencies – across the enterprise (IT), in business processes, etc. • Reductions – in cost mostly, but also in complexity, in number of systems, etc. • Information – data driven decision making. All require change, anathema to higher education.
  4. 4. MAPPING OUT YOUR CAMPUS STRATEGY • Your drivers • Your differentiators • Your applications • Map investment to differentiators • Look for efficiencies in ‘commodity’ functions • It won’t be the same for every campus • Make the plan relative
  5. 5. MANAGING CHANGE Our approach to change management: • Geared specifically to help manage organizational change and customized to each campus. • Designed as a holistic, integrated approach to change as it is woven into every aspect of our overall implementation methodology. • Powered by seasoned change agents who are solely higher education focused and expert in technology change management. • Designed to engage and transition key stakeholders at all levels in the change process.
  6. 6. 4 THINGS YOU CAN DO NOW 1. Prepare a roadmap for moving forward 2. Inventory your enterprise assets 3. Reconsider your customizations 4. Move to the latest applications release
  7. 7. 3 CHALLENGES Organizational Change Management • User acceptance, training, & communication Data “cleanliness” • Accuracy & integrity Customizations • Difficult to transition • Expensive to maintain
  8. 8. NOW ON TO ‘SOLUTIONS’ . . .
  9. 9. STUDENT INFORMATION SYSTEMS Campus Solutions 9.2
  11. 11. HIGHER EDUCATION CLOUD Oracle Student Cloud
  12. 12. CLOUD FOR HIGHER EDUCATION - ROADMAP Cloud SIS R2 Basic, traditional programs Cloud SIS R3 Comprehensive capabilities Cloud SIS Release 1 (TBD) Non-traditional programs; Continuing Ed D E V E L O P M E N T Cloud Financials Commitment Accounting Grants – Pre Award Cloud HCM Multi-Job Collective Bargaining Cloud Financials Commitment Accounting Grants – Post Award You Are Here!
  13. 13. HUMAN CAPITAL & FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS • PeopleSoft – 9.2 released at Alliance 2013 • EBS – 12.2.3 released in 9/13 • Lifecycle – (e.g. online patching) – or move to cloud • UI innovation, (e.g. Endeca extensions) • Latest release = latest functionality, productivity gains • Cloud Application Services (a.k.a. Fusion)
  14. 14. USER EXPERIENCE • “Usability is about people and how they understand and use things, not about technology.” • It’s about how you work, not how you click • What do I need to do • How do I need to do it • Make it easy – simple is the new cool
  17. 17. TOOLS & TECHNOLOGY PeopleTools 8.56 Comprehensive capabilities P E O P L E T O O L S E V E R Y 1 2 – 1 8 M O N T H S PeopleTools 8.55PeopleTools 8.54 • FLuiD UI • Reponsive UI for Mobile • XML Outpout from SQR You Are Here! The Cloud – Enhance Rather Than Replace
  18. 18. GENERALLY SPEAKING Oracle common themes 1. Create modern, intuitive, and simple to use applications 2. Make power/administrative users more productive 3. Allow customers to stay current at a lower cost 4. Surface information, just in time Higher education drivers 1. Improvements in student experience 2. Efficiencies through productivity 3. Reductions in cost and complexity 4. Information for data driven decision making
  19. 19. PUTTING IT ALL TOGETHER, ‘WHAT’S THE PLAN?’ • Education • Strategy • Planning • Implementation, upgrade, migration • Integration • Change management • Knowledge transfer Strategy first . . . . . . solution second.
  22. 22. START NOW Strategy Assessment • Is the cloud right for you? Where do you start? Readiness Assessment • Are you ready? What will it take to get there? Architectural Planning • How do you architect, design, and deploy your cloud or hybrid solution? • Which processes, best practices, and technology should you use?
  23. 23. START NOW Implementation & Integration • How do you build and configure your solution? • How do you integrate everything and bring it all together? Migration & Conversion • How do you get applications and data on your cloud? • How do you manage the risks of migration? Knowledge Transfer • What do you need to know to be self-sustaining?
  24. 24. THANK YOU Floyd Teter Senior Project Director Io Consulting @fteter Ted Simpson Executive Director, Strategy Io Consulting @badgerworks