Astute Case Study - Implementation for Middle-East University


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Start-up private liberal arts
college in Kuwait needed
to modernize its student
administration system
• Culture-specific
customizations – the first of
its kind in the Middle East
Region – successfully

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Astute Case Study - Implementation for Middle-East University

  1. 1. Astute Successfully Deploys Culture-SpecificCampus Administration System – the First of itsKind in the Middle East RegionBackgroundA new private four-year liberal arts college • Start-up private liberal artsin Kuwait, duly accredited by the Ministryof Higher Education, wanted to automate college in Kuwait neededits student administration and course to modernize its studentmanagement systems using PeopleSoftCampus Solutions. It operates in the administration systemsame way as the University of Missouri at • Culture-specificSt. Louis, USA, and has colleges of arts,sciences and business administration. customizations – the first of its kind in the Middle EastAs a start-up private university, the clientwas operating without government support Region – successfullyand was facing challenges in providing Student Support Services.Customer Requirements• Campus Solutions Upgrade from 8SP1 to 8.9.• Complete Customizations of Online and Offline objects• Design New Security on the Lines of the Modified Person Model.
  2. 2. The upgraded and customized system gave the university a leaner, meaner and much more efficient system.Astute Solutions Customer BenefitsUsing its unique onshore-offshore The upgraded and customized system gavesupport model, Astute was able to deliver the university a leaner, meaner and muchsignificant cost savings for the client and: more efficient system. University administrators are now able to access advanced Campus• Successfully upgraded the university’s Solutions capabilities after the upgrade. PeopleSoft Campus Solutions ahead of schedule Astute’s ability to work independently freed• Applied several complex customizations up client resources to focus on key internal and new modifications that projects and other strategic initiatives. incorporated local customs and education system requirements – the The project was always ahead of schedule, first of its kind in Kuwait and the entire which left the client more time for testing and Middle East Region user training prior to going live.• Provided User Acceptance Test (UAT) scripts and Training Guides By working in close coordination with the• Trained end users from the university’s university and taking time to understand their Finance, Admissions & Registration and specific needs, Astute helped deliver tangible SIS Help Desk departments. improvements in its business operations.About Astute Business SolutionsAstute is dedicated to providing innovative solutions that address our clients’ unique andindustry-specific pain points. We specialize in extending the out-of-the-box functionality ofenterprise applications using our seamless add-on solutions so our clients can be spared theburden of messy and difficult-to-maintain customizations. Our unique combination of onsite,offsite and offshore resources enable us to provide best-in-class service and support to ourclients at significant cost savings. 4637 Chabot Drive, Suite 220 • Pleasanton • CA 94588 • E: • T: 925.924.1400