“Oracle and Atos Origin implement new student information system at universities and colleges”
Utrecht, 18 October 2006
Administration for more than 30 percent of Dutch students in higher education performed via Oracle’s PeopleSoft Campus Solutions
SaNS, a cooperation between five institutions for higher education, has chosen PeopleSoft Campus Solutions from Oracle, which gives these institutions access to an advanced solution for automated student administration. Atos Origin is supporting and supervising the implementation of the software package.
The new system administers and processes all the information about participants in education and education itself. The administrative duties include the registration of students, drawing up study plans, planning and support for students in advancing their studies. Tying in well with changing legislation and new developments - such as “learning rights”, the electronic learning environment, the rapid growth in the number of non-regular students and the offering of flexible educational programmes - is an important condition which Campus Solutions fulfils.
Oracle's PeopleSoft Campus Solutions
Following a comprehensive selection procedure, SaNS has chosen Oracle's PeopleSoft Campus Solutions implemented by Atos Origin. Both parties offer the required continuity and have extensive experience in the educational sector. In addition, with tailoring, PeopleSoft Campus Solutions fulfils most functional requirements, and it is possible to comply with new regulations and to support different disciplines, educational models and types of students simultaneously.
An important precondition for a successful introduction and thereafter the efficient management of Campus Solutions is the Expertise Centre to be set up by SaNS. This Expertise Centre is targeted at achieving synergy benefits in the area of the use and management of PeopleSoft Campus Solutions. The parties involved are working together on the development of a template, an organised system with organised processes, which act as a basis for the introduction of PeopleSoft Campus Solutions for each institution. The template phase for the registration process for students has recently been completed. This template will also be able to be used in the future for other educational organisations which wish to utilise the benefits of this cooperation.
“With PeopleSoft Campus Solutions, it will soon be possible to track more than 400,000 Dutch students and pupils – spread across a number of institutions for continued education, vocational and adult education and higher education”, according to Peter Bavinck, Account Manager of Education for Oracle. “This not only illustrates the power of this solution, but also offers opportunities to support the provision of information between institutions for a continuous line of learning. This is a route which has already been taken within Dutch education, with initiatives like Studielink (www.studielink.nl) and ELDvo, Electronic Learning Dossier for continued education.”
About Atos Origin
Atos Origin is an international information technology services company. Its business is turning client vision into results through the application of consulting, systems integration and managed operations. The company's annual revenues are EUR 5.5 billion and it employs over 47,000 people in 40 countries. Atos Origin is the Worldwide Information Technology Partner for the Olympic Games and has a client base of international blue-chip companies across all sectors. Atos Origin is quoted on the Paris Eurolist Market and trades as Atos Origin, Atos Euronext Market Solutions, Atos Worldline and Atos Consulting.
SaNS stands for Samenwerking Nieuw Studenteninformatiesysteem (New student information system cooperation). It is a cooperation between Leiden University, the University of Tilburg, Radboud University Nijmegen and the University of Amsterdam together with the Hogeschool van Amsterdam college. SURF is facilitating the cooperation and has a role in the development of the expertise centre. SaNS, with a combined student population of more than 100,000 students, has set itself the objective of leading the way in the area of education information systems. The SaNS cooperation is targeting the combined purchase of software and services, the setting up of an expertise centre and coordination of consistency in the organisation of the system.
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