Oracle Transforms the Student Experience with Oracle Student Cloud (MESA)

Empowering higher education institutions with the data-driven intelligence and tools they need to deliver a personalized, modern student experience, Oracle today announced Oracle Student Management as the newest entry in the Oracle Student Cloud suite. Enhancing the traditional capabilities of student information systems (SIS), the offering transforms the student experience with new capabilities for student recruiting, engagement, support and management. With powerful built-in Artificial Intelligence (AI), machine-learning and predictive analytics, Oracle Student Management can proactively anticipate student needs, monitor progress and make suggestions when students appear to be at-risk or going off course.

“The higher education experience is transforming overall – from what students expect, to how they are pursuing their learning goals,” said Vivian Wong, Oracle’s group vice president of Higher Education Development. “As such, colleges and universities need to be more flexible, agile and responsive in their approach – meeting student expectations across new channels and modes of communication. This will require new intelligence and tools to help students carve their own unique path and find success. Oracle Student Cloud was built around this modern mentality and geared to help schools and their students succeed together.”

“With the introduction of adaptive intelligence in the new Oracle Student Management module in Oracle Student Cloud, Oracle is bringing higher education out of the shadows and into the main stage,” said Nicole Engelbert, director of research and analysis, Ovum. “For institutions looking to upgrade their student information systems, Oracle Student Cloud provides a comprehensive student experience throughout the student lifecycle, from recruiting through graduation. This solution will enable the institution to promote student success, as they improve retention and graduation rates. ”

Two decades ago, most schools built the SIS infrastructure around transactions, such as registration and enrollment. Today, there is a pressing need to collect and use data to understand students and create more productive, meaningful and lasting relationships with them. Modern student cloud solutions must re-imagine the student journey to meet current expectations across the entire student lifecycle. Using the right tools, institutions will be able to anticipate the needs of their students and illuminate the right path to empower them to succeed.

Architected from the ground up as a student-centric offering, Oracle Student Management will initially support a Continuing Education business model with subsequent updates providing the full spectrum of support for traditional models.