Chicago Public Schools Makes Smart Upgrade with Oracle’s Help; Mark Johnson Comments

Oracle (NASDAQ: ORCL) announced that Chicago Public Schools has upgraded to the company’s E-Business Suite Release 12.1 to enhance functionality and growth while contending with strict budgetary and staffing constraints.

According to the firm, “Chicago Public Schools has been able to reduce the previous systems customizations with minor impact to its 6, 000 users – from procurement clerks and budgeting teams to treasury users – in 700 departments. Chicago Public Schools completed the implementation before the start of the school year, avoiding a delay of one year that would have been required if the implementation had taken longer.”

The Windy City’s school system is the nation’s third largest school district and the second largest employer in Illinois, according to Oracle.

“Oracle is committed to helping schools address today’s challenging educational environment with solutions that help educators and administrators to improve teaching and learning, enhance student and teacher success and support data-driven decision-making and transparency. Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.1 will help Chicago Public Schools cut costs and improve operational performance, ” said Mark Johnson, senior vice president, Oracle Public Sector.

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