Staffordshire University promotes itself as the Connected University: connected to the needs of their students, to business and to society. The urban campus in Stoke-on-Trent is the University’s main location and the hub for a global network of over 20,000 people studying for a Staffordshire University award. In 2019, the University opened the Digital Institute London, harnessing the power of next generation technology.
To adopt modern best practice business processes, align with the University’s digital vision and provide a more strategic finance function.
Staffordshire University is the leading UK digital University, holding the Gold TEF Award for Teaching Excellence, and the first University in Europe to introduce a ‘bot’ to enhance the student experience. The objective in implementing Cloud-based services was to align business systems with the University’s digital vision, and to take advantage of the modern best practices and data-driven intelligence built into the Oracle Cloud applications, seeking new tools to manage expenses, budgets and forecasts.
“This has been a challenging yet rewarding project for all parties concerned and I’m delighted the Oracle solution is now deployed to our core Finance Team and end users throughout the University. Our goal is to deliver the best possible experience to our student community. Underpinning key administration functions with Oracle Finance Cloud will allow us to continually improve our services to students, staff, suppliers and external partners.”