Start with a Solid Framework—then Do it Your Way!
By Student Solutions Team-Oracle on Jul 11, 2014
Why not make software like you would build a house? Why not provide a solid foundation and structure, but allow the homeowner to personalize it by the way they finish the interior and exterior to suit their needs and tastes? And why couldn't you make it flexible enough so the homeowner could easily update and refine the look and feel as their requirements change over time? Why not put the power back into the hands of the owner?
Well, that's exactly what the Campus Solutions product teams have been doing with their student solutions. Oracle provides its Campus Solutions customer with frameworks that put basic functionality in their hands so they can more easily change and adapt as needed.
For example, colleges and universities need an efficient way to upload test scores from external organizations such as ACT. But the testing organizations frequently change their formats or fields, requiring changes to the receiving software to ensure accuracy of the data. Not anymore! Now a framework is delivered in the Campus Solutions product that allows institutions to take the external data source and map how that will be pushed into the student system quickly and easily...and with the reassurance that the data will be accurate.
Another delivered framework allows you to add data elements without customization. For example, if you have unique data that you need to report to your governing body, you can now add these new requirements to the system yourself without customization.
Other frameworks and tools provide your business users with power and flexibility for reporting and analytics. They don't have to wait for IT departments to program for them. What's more, your users can use these tools to build their own custom dashboards and reports that deliver just the information they need, when they need it and the flexibility to change it all--at any time!
And all this functionality has been delivered to Campus Solutions customers with each bundle--at no additional cost! CS puts the power in the hands of those who use the software and most need the information.
We've got a lot going on in the student system teams and we are working closely with customers and the HEUG to move ahead on continued development for PeopleSoft Campus Solutions and a new Oracle Student Cloud. Watch this video to learn more about Oracle's investment in higher education.
--Oracle Student System Teams