Over the next two years, CPS will be upgrading their financial management ERP system, including a modernization of both the hardware to leverage cloud technology and upgrading the software to the most recent version of Oracle E-Business Suite.  This is the first step to move CPS-utilized enterprise financial applications to the cloud.

Clarity will partner with Oracle Consulting to move the current enterprise business and financial systems from the existing Oracle SuperCluster platform to a new, recently installed environment known as Oracle Cloud@Customer as well as establish a Disaster Recovery (DR) environment.  The benefits of this implementation include:

 

  • Maximizing business continuity by implementing DR hardware in multiple physical locations
  • Reducing risk of downtime for critical finance hardware systems
  • Enhancement of security by enabling data encryption for at rest data

 

The goal of this project is to improve CPS’s quality of financial information and system stability by leveraging a modern cloud hosting platform.  The long-term objective is to improve the District’s ability to provide timely and accurate financial data management via modern processes and a robust, scalable infrastructure platform.

 

About Chicago Public Schools   

CPS is the third largest school district in the nation, serving over 355,000 student annually.  The District provides a wide range of high-quality educational programs and engaging learning environments that meet the individual needs of all students to prepare them for success in college, career, and civic life.

 

About Clarity Partners

Clarity Partners is a Chicago-based, full-service management and information technology consulting firm that specializes in delivering comprehensive solutions to complex public sector and non-profit challenges. We provide management consulting, enterprise performance management, application development, website design and development, cloud solutions, project management, and IT staffing services to a diverse mix of businesses across the full spectrum of industries.