Bucks County Intermediate Unit Deploys Oracle Cloud, Gaining Agility to Navigate the Pandemic

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The Bucks County Intermediate Unit (IU), like educational institutions worldwide, found itself trying to to respond quickly and efficiently to tech changes precipitated by COVID-19. Its best solution, it determined, came from transferring capabilities to the cloud.

The Bucks County IU provides education services to more than 96,000 students from birth through adulthood, across both public and private schools.

Faced with pandemic-driven decisions about technology, agility, and finances, the Bucks County IU implemented the Oracle Human Capital Management (HCM) Cloud.

Since doing so, it reports improvements in recruiting, operational efficiency, and employee engagement. The technology is helping educators easily hire, on-board, manage, and engage workers within legal and best-practice parameters.

“Since we began using Oracle, we’ve had the ability to leverage workflows and automate processes that we did not have the capability to do with our old systems,” said Karen Sandone, Director of Human Resources at the Bucks IU. “That is a huge improvement from what we had before.”

Keith Rajecki, Oracle vice president, said: “As schools return to in-person learning or hybrid environments, administrators face difficult questions around staffing, scheduling, and most importantly, how to promote the safety, well-being, and academic achievement of students.

“Oracle helps address some of these important issues by equipping administrators with the data, insights, and planning capabilities necessary to help schools adapt in real-time.”