At a new ERP contract at the member colleges of the Green Mountain Higher Education Consortium, Oracle beat Unit4, CampusManagement, and Workday in a marathon process. The final battle was between Oracle and Workday.
The contract will see it deploy Oracle Human Capital Management (HCM) Cloud, Oracle Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Cloud and Oracle Enterprise Performance Management (EPM) Cloud at three Vermont colleges: Champlain College, Middlebury College, and Saint Michael’s College.
In fact, this project was kicked off way back in December 2015. But the implementation should start next year. While Oracle won the contract for the ERP solution it did, however, lose out to Blackbaud for the Advancement RFP. The final selection for Advancement was between Blackbaud and roundCorner/Salesforce. Both selections were made in June of this year and it has taken time for Oracle to issue an announcement.
Steve Miranda, executive vice president of applications development at Oracle commented, “Higher-education institutions are constantly challenged to reduce their administrative costs and optimize business processes in order to meet rapidly changing student and faculty demands. With Oracle Cloud Applications, the GMHEC team will be able to improve operational efficiency and increase productivity in order to spend more time focused on the student and staff experience.”