Ciber will be implementing Oracle’s PeopleSoft Campus Solutions and Oracle’s PeopleSoft Campus Self Service software. The consulting company also will provide two Ciber business solutions: Ciber Online Student Enrollment and Continuing Education and Ciber State Reporting.
Created by the Department of Agriculture in 1921 to provide continuing education to its scientists, Graduate School USA has evolved into a multi-campus institution that provides continuing education courses covering a broad range of government specialties. As the school has expanded, it outgrew its student administrative system, and administrators wanted software that would support the unique needs of their students, who often are continuing-education participants signing up for short training courses rather than degree-seeking students enrolling in long-term programs. The new Oracle software and Ciber business solutions will give students easy access to information, enable self-service transactions and automate previously manual processes.
“Ciber has gone above and beyond what we expected,” said James Huske, senior vice president for government training and professional development, Graduate School USA. “Not only has the company put together a solution that truly meets our needs, but Ciber employees also have acted as trusted advisors to our IT staff.”
Among the solutions Ciber will be providing are two that it has developed specifically for higher education institutions. Ciber Online Student Enrollment and Continuing Education lets both traditional and continuing education students enroll online in three steps, while Ciber State Reporting helps schools ensure that they are reporting information in the correct format to the state. Ciber will provide services to update both solutions as requirements change.
“We’re proud of the wide array of clients we work with in our higher education practice, including two-year schools, four-year schools and even some schools that might be labeled non-traditional,” said Mike Dillon, Oracle practice leader for Ciber. “This depth of experience strengthens our ability to support all these schools, including Graduate School USA.”
For more than a decade, Ciber has been a leader in providing business application solutions to education clients. More than 200 educational institutions worldwide have worked with Ciber to prepare for, upgrade, implement and integrate their enterprise systems. Approximately 25 percent of Oracle PeopleSoft higher education clients have worked with Ciber to implement and/or upgrade their software.
A Platinum level member of Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN) and specialized in Oracle’s PeopleSoft solutions, Ciber has helped more than 1,000 clients in more than 2,000 separate engagements leverage their Oracle applications to improve business processes, reduce costs and provide support for management decision-making.
About Graduate School USA
Dedicated to providing relevant learning opportunities in public service, Graduate School USA (graduateschool.edu) has served the federal and D.C. metro community since 1921. An independent, nonprofit, accredited, educational institution, the school is dedicated to academic excellence and lifelong learning. Services include individual assessments, career-related courses, certificate and degree programs, continuing education, and distance learning.
About Ciber, Inc.
Ciber (ciber.com) is a global IT consulting company with 6,700 consultants in North America, Europe and Asia/Pacific, and approximately $1 billion in annual revenue. Client focused and results driven, Ciber partners with organizations to develop technology strategies and solutions that deliver tangible business value. Founded in 1974, the company trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: CBR).
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