Oracle | January 24, 2022
Colleges and universities continue to face a wave of change, from the adoption of remote learning and working to more distributed academic research models. To be able to quickly adapt in the face of adversity, leading higher education institutions are looking to Oracle Cloud. With Oracle Cloud for Higher Education, including Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI), Oracle Fusion Cloud Applications, and Oracle Student Cloud, schools including Bowie State University, Butler Community College, Coppin State University, Skidmore College, and University of Pittsburgh are simplifying business processes, maximizing resources, and better supporting their students and staff.
"Over the past year, higher education institutions have had to find new, creative ways to offer their services while staying focused on what matters most: the academic success and safety of students and faculty. With Oracle, colleges of all sizes and disciplines can easily take advantage of the latest innovations in the cloud to drive efficiencies and make well-informed decisions."
Vivian Wong, group vice president of Higher Education Development, Oracle
Bowie State University
Founded in 1865, Bowie State University in Bowie, Maryland supports more than 6,000 students. Ninety-percent of Bowie's first-year undergraduates receive financial aid, so it's crucial that the process is as smooth as possible. When the university's financial aid processes started to hinder the student experience and divert staff's time, Bowie State decided to modernize the process with Oracle. With Oracle Student Financial Planning (SFP), part of Oracle Student Cloud, they will be able to eliminate inefficiencies for staff and empower students to secure available resources to ensure their success.
"We are dedicated to removing financial barriers that too often prevent students from pursuing or completing a degree, but our financial aid system wasn't adequately contributing to that vision," said Maurice Tyler, Vice President for Information Technology and CIO, Bowie State University. "Oracle Student Financial Planning will enable staff to focus on higher value work and spend more time engaging directly to promote access to aid and student success."
Butler Community College
With eight campuses across South Central Kansas, Butler Community College serves 7,000 students. The college will move their Ellucian Banner system and other third-party applications to OCI to consolidate hardware, save time and money currently spent patching systems, and take advantage of enhanced security features.
Coppin State University
Since its inception in 1900, Baltimore-based Coppin State University (CSU) has had a clear mantra: students first. Today, the university serves thousands of students from diverse ethnic, religious, and socio-economic backgrounds. With Oracle Student Financial Planning, the university will be able to make the financial aid process easier and less uncertain for students.
"Our focus at Coppin is to transform our students' experience," said Ahmed El-Haggan, CIO and VP of Information Technology, Coppin State University. "With Oracle Student Financial Planning, we can offer our students an easier digital experience and increased visibility into their college financial planning. This will support them in making better informed decisions with improved outcomes, helping ensure they reach their educational goals."
Skidmore College, located in Saratoga Springs, New York, is among the top 50 liberal arts colleges in the U.S. The college implemented Oracle Cloud ERP and Oracle Cloud HCM to create an automated and unified back-office experience. With the applications, Skidmore College will be able to eliminate manual processes, reduce costs associated with maintaining legacy systems, and improve the productivity and performance of its finance and HR functions.
"The past year has magnified the need to be agile to support changing business models and initiatives," said Dwane Sterling, chief technology officer, Skidmore College. "With Oracle, we're creating a genuinely automated back-office experience that connects the dots between departments, enabling us to become more responsive, and financially and operationally efficient."
University of Pittsburgh
The University of Pittsburgh, one of the nation's top public institutions for higher education and research, has implemented Oracle Cloud HCM to provide a better experience for staff and faculty. With Oracle Cloud HCM, University of Pittsburgh employees can complete HR tasks more efficiently and with greater accuracy. For example, the university's administrative users can log in to the online HR portal, see the status of a request and where it is in the approval cycle to identify delays and quickly address issues. The university can also benefit from improved employee visibility with enhanced workforce analytics.
"As a leading research university, it's crucial for us to constantly innovate and stay ahead in the industry. Our people are the essential link in ensuring that happens," said Michelle Fullem, acting assistant vice chancellor, HR operations, University of Pittsburgh. "Our previous on-premises HR systems weren't built to keep pace with the speed of change we're seeing today. Adopting Oracle Cloud HCM allows us to take immediate advantage of the latest tech enhancements to continually improve efficiencies in our HR processes while providing a great experience to our staff."
Oracle Cloud Applications for Education
Oracle Fusion Cloud Applications Suite offers a fully integrated suite of cloud applications to run every part of a university including Oracle Fusion Cloud Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Oracle Fusion Cloud Enterprise Performance Management (EPM), Oracle Fusion Cloud Supply Chain Management & Manufacturing (SCM), Oracle Fusion Cloud Human Capital Management (HCM), and Oracle Fusion Cloud Advertising & Customer Experience (CX). Oracle Student Cloud also provides universities comprehensive tools to manage the entire student relationship, from recruiting and financial aid, to engagement and support.
Oracle offers integrated suites of applications plus secure, autonomous infrastructure in the Oracle Cloud.
Practically | March 03, 2022
Practically, India's first experiential learning app for students of classes 6th to 12th, has acquired Fedena (Foradian Technologies Pvt Ltd), world's most widely used ERP. Practically is now the world's first EdTech company offering a comprehensive end-to-end product suite for schools. The integrated product will now offer experiential learning content, innovative teaching features, to school management tools.
Practically (Lnkdn), recognized as a 'Minicorn' by Tracxn, has carved a niche for itself in the immersive learning space using Artificial Intelligence (AI). Fedena's wide range of features include cloud-based technology solutions for easy administrative and resource planning, examination management, identity card generation, platform for parent-teacher collaboration, timetables to name a few. Through its open-source project, Fedena's products are used extensively in 40,000 institutions, by 20 million users in 20 different languages spread across 180+ countries with India, Middle East, Africa and SouthEast Asia being major regions.
"We are thrilled to announce that Practically has become the world's first most comprehensive edtech product suite. This move not only boosts our active user base but also gives us an immediate global reach, besides allowing us to offer our product and services to Fedena's existing network of schools."
Ms. Charu Noheria, Co-Founder and COO, Practically
"Practically has meticulously built a strong presence in the school education space in India and the Middle East, gradually expanding to other territories as well. By being part of Practically product and team, Fedena's own offering will see greater adoption, more stickiness and deeper reach," said, Neelakantha Karinje, CEO of Fedena (Foradian Technologies).
Practically was founded in 2018 by Mr. Subbarao Siddabattula, Founder & CEO, Ms. Charu Noheria, Co-Founder & COO, and Mr. Ilangovel Thulasimani, Co-Founder & CTO. Practically uses next-generation interactive methods, such as Augmented Reality, Simulations, 3D videos for an enhanced learning experience focused on STEM. We launched the industry first AI led #ScanAnything feature. Practically offers Live classes, Coding ++, 24x7 Seek Help feature for doubt resolution with subject experts. 1,500,000 students, 350+ schools, 18,000 teachers across India & the Middle East are benefitting from Practically. We have been awarded as the Best Edtech start up of the year at Start Up Awards 2021 and was adjudged as the winner at TieCon2021.
SAP | March 15, 2021
SAP SE today declared an achievement of 5,000,000 course enlistments on its openSAP stage – a free online stage that offers imaginative, master drove gigantic open online courses with going with microlearning and web recordings across a scope of themes for students, all things considered.
openSAP was set up in 2013 to give people fundamental information and the chance to gain the abilities important to explore the SAP® programming scene, all with the adaptability to gain from anyplace whenever. Utilizing attempted and confided in learning ideas, the online stage incorporates highlights, for example, gamification and conversation gatherings to permit students to collaborate with specialists and companions in a manner that is impactful and pleasant. Facilitated and run by the Hasso Plattner Institute (HPI), SAP can think back on numerous long stretches of close joint effort and effective codevelopment with the establishment drove by Director and CEO Prof. Dr. Christoph Meinel.
"In today's digitally-driven age, it's important to create a learning environment that is accessible for all," said Professor Hasso Plattner, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of SAP SE. "With the COVID-19 pandemic upending all facets of life and forcing many to move to a remote working and learning environment, it has become more important than ever to lower the barriers to essential knowledge to provide learners with the right tools and resources to continue to achieve and further their skills. It is tremendous to see what we have achieved so far with openSAP, and we are excited to continue to be part of our customers' learning journeys as we work to meet their evolving needs."
The web based learning stage has as of late seen sped up development, with the quantity obviously enlistments multiplying throughout the most recent three years. Enlistments in around 250 unique courses normal out to 20,000 enlistments for every course, adding up to 1.2 million students no matter how you look at it. While the stage keeps on giving new seminars on the most recent subjects and developments, like SAP S/4HANA®, SAP Business Technology Platform, canny incorporation, advanced change and AI, more seasoned courses are as yet significant and reliably pull in new enlistments.