HONOLULU, July 30 -- Students and faculty at Brigham Young University-Hawaii (BYU-Hawaii) can spend more time "clicking around" than running around, thanks to a software solution implemented for the University by CIBER, Inc. (NYSE:CBR).
CIBER made the announcement at the National Association of College and University Business Officers (NACUBO) 2007 annual meeting in New Orleans, July 28 - 31. CIBER is exhibiting in booth #723.
CIBER recently completed a two-year, $2.5 million implementation of Oracle's PeopleSoft Enterprise Human Capital Management, PeopleSoft Enterprise Campus Solutions, and PeopleSoft Enterprise Financials applications for the Oahu, Hawaii, campus of BYU. The project, titled IMUA, which is a Hawaiian word meaning "to move forward, advance, or progress," was completed on time and on budget. "IMUA" also represents the goals BYU-Hawaii wanted to achieve: information, management, unity, and accountability.
BYU-Hawaii was previously using several disparate information technology (IT) systems for its financial, academic, and human resources activities. The systems were aging, did not offer newer features BYU-Hawaii was seeking, and did not easily share data, resulting in the need to re-enter data from one system into another. Not only did this increase data entry errors, but it was also not the best use of skilled resources.
BYU-Hawaii launched Project IMUA seeking ways to improve its data transactions and business processes, and enhance communication among faculty, students, and staff. The University selected CIBER because of CIBER's high quality of work on recent IT projects at many institutions of higher learning, including the BYU campus in Provo, Utah.
CIBER also implemented Oracle PeopleSoft Enterprise Campus Self-Service and application messaging technology. Oracle's PeopleSoft Enterprise Campus Self-Service enables students and employees to securely view and change their personal data -- such as address, tax withholding, and direct deposit information -- on-line from any computer with an internet connection. Oracle application messaging works "behind the scenes" to provide instantaneous data updates between databases, so the updated information is available in all systems simultaneously.
As a result of the project, BYU-Hawaii now offers an on-line, digital campus that empowers its students, faculty, and staff to add, view, and change data online -- in short, enabling them to "click around" instead of "running around" to various campus offices to complete business and data transactions. The University's business data has been seamlessly connected so it is available to authorized personnel for analysis and decision-making purposes, reducing the time and resources required to file paperwork.
"CIBER's proven implementation methodologies and outstanding reputation have created at BYU-Hawaii a solid and reliable partnership," said Jim Nilson, Chief Information officer at BYU-Hawaii. "CIBER consultants have blended with our institutional culture and have created an implementation environment of trust and success. We are very happy with our CIBER relationship; they have really delivered."
CIBER is a Certified Advantage Partner in the Oracle(R) Partner Network, and leads the U.S. and Canadian Oracle/PeopleSoft higher education markets. More than 150 institutions in the U.S. and Canada -- approximately 25 percent of Oracle's PeopleSoft higher education customers -- have worked with CIBER to implement and/or upgrade their software. CIBER has also assisted higher education clients in Mexico and the United Kingdom.
Earlier this year, the Brown-Wilson Group named CIBER the top IT outsourcing provider for the higher education industry, and ranked CIBER among the top ten global IT outsourcing vendors for clients in all industries. CIBER was also listed among the top 50 best-managed global outsourcing vendors, according to the Brown-Wilson Group. The Brown-Wilson Group annually surveys CEOs, CFOs, CIOs, and other business decision-makers at Fortune 2000 and Inc. 500 organizations to understand users' experience with global outsourcing service providers. To learn more, visit www.ciber.com/ or visit booth #723 at the NACUBO 2007 annual meeting.
"The University is well positioned for future changes in technology and increases in processing demands," said Mike Dillon, Senior Vice President of CIBER's Higher Education Practice. "With the new system, the University can easily and quickly access all of its data assets to enhance decision-making, streamline processes, and drive important metrics, such as enhanced student recruitment and greater academic reporting."
BYU-Hawaii is an undergraduate institution serving more than 2,400 students from 70 countries worldwide. With one of the lowest student to faculty ratios in higher education -- 17:1 -- BYU-Hawaii is consistently highly ranked as a top-tier university in annual rankings by U.S. News and World Report.
About CIBER, Inc.
CIBER, Inc. is a pure-play international system integration consultancy with superior value-priced services for both private and government sector clients. CIBER's global delivery services are offered on a project or strategic staffing basis, in both custom and enterprise resource planning (ERP) package environments, and across all technology platforms, operating systems and infrastructures. Founded in 1974 and headquartered in Greenwood Village, Colo., the company now serves client businesses from over 60 U.S. offices, 22 European offices and five offices in Asia. Operating in 18 countries, with more than 8,000 employees and annual revenue of approximately $1 billion, CIBER and its IT specialists continuously build and upgrade clients' systems to "competitive advantage status." CIBER is included in the Russell 2000 Index and the S&P Small Cap 600 Index. CIBER, ALWAYS ABLE. www.ciber.com/
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