Abu Dhabi Education Council Delivers Shared Services to Over 300 Locations, While Using 90% Less Energy and Paper
By Evelyn Neumayr on Jul 06, 2014
Abu Dhabi Education Council (ADEC) seeks to develop educational institutions in the emirate of Abu Dhabi, implement innovative educational policies, create plans and programs that improve education, and support educational institutions and staff to advance national development in accordance with the highest international standards. ADEC deployed Oracle E-Business Suite as the foundation for a shared services environment that provides more than 300 locations in three regions with identical enterprise applications and services, significantly reducing their IT infrastructure total cost of ownership. They unified their business logic and procedures by using shared Oracle E-Business Suite applications, which are hosted in a demilitarized zone—dramatically improving business performance and data availability and security. All this while consuming 95% less energy than before when delivering HR, procurement, and financial services.
ADEC also streamlined their procure-to-pay
processes with Oracle Advanced Procurement, reducing paper usage in its daily HR and procurement
operations by more than 90% by almost fully automating services such as payroll
reporting, leave requests, and training requests. Using Oracle Business Intelligence Standard Edition to measure adherence to key performance indicators—such as
amount of waste produced and energy consumed—ADEC enables ongoing
sustainability that meets international environmental standards. Oracle’s Agile Product Governance and Compliance has also helped ADEC better comply with regulatory
directives, such as proactive and retroactive corrective environmental, health,
and safety measures. Read here for more
information on their story.