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Washington Community and Technical College System Picks Ciber To Deploy and Manage Oracle ERP Solution At 34 Colleges

2013-04-01

GREENWOOD VILLAGE, Colo. ---- Ciber has been chosen to implement and maintain Oracle Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) applications that will modernize computing and processes at all 34 campuses of the Washington State Board of Community & Technical Colleges (SBCTC) system. In a competitive bid, Ciber worked with the Oracle license sales team and will deploy Oracle’s PeopleSoft Campus Solutions, PeopleSoft Human Capital Management, PeopleSoft Financial Management, Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition and Oracle Hyperion Enterprise Performance Management applications at SBCTC. Ciber will provide its expert application hosting and managed services for the duration of the project.

Called ctcLink, the system project replaces a 30-year-old legacy solution and unites all campuses under a common computing platform, which facilitates standardization. Automation will enable replacement of labor-intensive manual processes, providing for significant leaps in efficiency.

Convenience will improve, as well. Students, faculty and staff associated with multiple campuses will have a single online ID and common set of processes to navigate.

The five-year contract is one of Ciber’s largest engagements to date. Instrumental in Ciber’s selection as the SBCTC implementation and managed services partner was the consulting company’s extensive experience in the higher education market and Oracle expertise. Ciber is a Platinum-level member of Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN), and the company has completed more than 2,000 separate engagements helping some 1,000 clients leverage Oracle applications. Many of those engagements were within the higher education realm, as Ciber has implemented applications at more than 200 institutions in the United States and Canada.

“This opportunity leverages some of Ciber’s greatest strengths: higher education background, Oracle expertise and managed services delivery,” said Mike Dillon, Ciber’s higher education vice president and Oracle practice leader. “We’re gratified to have earned this contract despite competition from heavy hitters in the industry.”

About SBCTC

The State Board for Community and Technical Colleges (SBCTC) is led by a nine-member Governor-appointed board responsible for administering the Community and Technical College Act and providing leadership and coordination for Washington's system of 34 public community and technical colleges. The SBCTC is headquartered in Olympia with offices in Spokane (eLearning) and Bellevue (IT division). Under the direction of the Executive Director, the SBCTC deploys its services to the colleges and other stakeholders from four divisions: Education, Finance, Government Relations, and Information Technology.

About Ciber, Inc.

Ciber is a client-focused, results-driven IT consulting company. Its 6,000 consultants provide the business acumen, technical skills and flexibility to help businesses and governments around the globe get the most from technology. Since 1974 Ciber has combined the stability and resources of a large consultancy with the agility and personal touch of a local firm. Ciber (CBR) trades on the New York Stock Exchange.

About Oracle PartnerNetwork

Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN) Specialized is the latest version of Oracle's partner program that provides partners with tools to better develop, sell and implement Oracle solutions. OPN Specialized offers resources to train and support specialized knowledge of Oracle products and solutions and has evolved to recognize Oracle's growing product portfolio, partner base and business opportunity. Key to the latest enhancements to OPN is the ability for partners to differentiate through Specializations. Specializations are achieved through competency development, business results, expertise and proven success.

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