Cloud Computing

Learning Systems Provider Stays Current with the Cloud

by Chris Murphy

September 2016

Blackboard is a maker of learning management and student information software used by K–12 schools, universities, governments, and corporations.

With customers in more than 100 countries, development in multiple countries, and global growth plans, Blackboard has complex HR needs for a 2,800-employee company. It chose Oracle Human Capital Management Cloud (Oracle HCM Cloud) because the system could meet those global needs, lessen the internal IT support burden, and provide a steady stream of innovation and new features.

Because Oracle serves such a wide customer base, Jonathan Sax, vice president of HR operations at Blackboard, expects a lot of industry best practices to flow to Blackboard through the Oracle HCM Cloud system. “Something as simple as a better user interface sometimes can make the difference between a good decision and a bad decision,” Sax says.

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