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ThoughtFocus Offers Managed Services for PeopleSoft in Higher Education

Higher Education and Public Sector | September 9, 2019

PeopleSoft 9.2 is the last release of this on-premise ERP software by industry giant Oracle. Organizations are finding it harder to acquire and retain certified and experienced in-house PeopleSoft staff as these applications migrate to the cloud. IT personnel understand the inevitable ebb and flow of technology life cycles and have turned their attention to employment with greater long-term career potential.


Higher education institutions in particular are experiencing the fallout from losing or the inability to hire PeopleSoft support personnel. Oracle is focused on moving customers to cloud solutions, but many higher ed institutions are reluctant to adopt a new platform. This hesitation stems from their concern that implementing an ERP can be an expensive and time-consuming proposition. Most higher ed institutions aren’t staffed with adequate, qualified p. There are also political implications for an institution with multiple campuses as a new central governance model is required with cloud adoption.


Organizations running PeopleSoft 9.2 are considering Workday and Banner, while others have replaced their front end with Salesforce. But the higher education sector tends to be without the resources and options of big business organizations. Many PeopleSoft users in higher education have decided to work with their existing PeopleSoft system for as long as possible.


ThoughtFocus recently announced an effective option for higher education organizations needing PeopleSoft support. Amit Dhagat, Sales Manager at ThoughtFocus , outlined the PeopleSoft Managed Services model which provides support for multiple campuses to ensure consistent quality support at a reduced cost of 15% to 25%. According to Amit, the new ThoughtFocus offering, “leverages ThoughtFocus’ 15 years of deep experience in higher education and offers campuses the services of a large pool of PeopleSoft talent managed by ThoughtFocus. We develop and maintain the PeopleSoft skills and run the system more efficiently, so the campus doesn’t have to.”


Amit and his team have implemented Managed Services projects for a large public university system in the US, and have a track record of adhering to deadlines and maintaining the standards outlined in the SLAs. ThoughtFocus also offers a comfortable level of control and complete operational transparency.


“Realtime data is critical for transforming healthcare and we are really looking forward to exploiting the potential of IoT and connected devices to improve access and secure supply chain solutions,” said Pradeep Kakkattil, Director, Office of Innovation at UNAIDS, who also expressed his organization’s delight that ThoughtFocus will be joining the Health Innovation Exchange.


To learn more about the resource and cost-saving benefits of ThoughtFocus’ PeopleSoft Managed Services model, click here.