Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Implementing and integrating enterprise systems in an academic environment

Phoenix, AZ - February 17, 2009 —Unicon, Inc., a leading provider of software consulting services for the education market, today announced a partnership with Oracle to provide implementation services for the PeopleSoft Enterprise Student Administration Integration Pack (SAIP). As a third-party provider, Unicon will deliver installation, configuration, and deployment services using SAIP to integrate PeopleSoft Enterprise Campus Solutions with standards-based major vendor-supplied and open source learning management systems, as well as offering service interfaces for products that do not conform to standards. SAIP delivers a scalable, Web services-based interface for sharing academic data and will help higher education institutions more efficiently integrate their various enterprise systems, streamline their business processes, and decrease their overall implementation and maintenance costs. Unicon will announce detailed SAIP service options at the Alliance 2009 Higher Education User Group Conference being held March 22-25, 2009 in Anaheim, CA.

"Oracle and Unicon have successfully collaborated on a number of technology initiatives in the past which is why we chose them with confidence as a third-party service provider for SAIP,” said Curtiss Barnes, vice president, Education & Research Product Strategy, Oracle. “Their in-depth knowledge and broad experience with implementing and integrating enterprise systems in an academic environment is well recognized in the industry.”

“Unicon has an excellent reputation for service and extensive list of satisfied customers at leading higher ed institutions,” said Jim McGlothlin, Vice President of Higher Education Applications Strategic Programs at Oracle. “Our PeopleSoft customers implementing SAIP through Unicon can rely on their exceptional skills.”

“Oracle’s SAIP is great for the industry and will benefit educational institutions, commercial vendors, and open source learning management communities by providing an open, standards-based integration platform to PeopleSoft Enterprise Campus Solutions,” said John C. Blakley, CEO of Unicon, Inc. "Unicon specializes in implementing and integrating enterprise platforms, and working with Oracle for SAIP integration is a new addition that we're excited and proud to be a part of, as it benefits so many of our customers and the industry at large."

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