Leading University

Oracle E-Business Suite training for one of the world’s leading universities.

The Onboard training partnership enabled this Oracle project to go-live on schedule.

The Onboard training partnership enabled this Oracle project to go-live on schedule.


Oracle E-Business Suite


Finance, Procurement, Expenses and Research and Grants

No. of End-Users:

20,000 End-Users



“This was another highly successful project the 52nd university we've now supported.”

Joanne Harrison, Onboard Sales Director

One of London’s leading universities, ranked in the top ten in the QS World University Rankings, selected Oracle E-Business Suite to modernize its Finance and Procurement systems. The organization quickly realized an external partner was required to support the adoption of this transformation.

The Oracle project was required to deliver faster, more effective processes, and support the Finance function as a whole in providing stakeholders with the best-in-class services. The implementation included the Finance, Procurement, Expenses and Research and Grants modules.

The university lacked internal resources to dedicate to developing and delivering training, and with the go-live date fast approaching, the risk was that they would have to delay by a year if staff did not receive training in-time.

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The Solution

The University partnered with the specialist user adoption consultancy Onboard to design and deliver tailored end-user training programs for the Oracle implementation. They chose Onboard because of their experience with ERP software within the higher education sector, and their ability to create customized courses on the final build with the business processes incorporated. The fact that Onboard employed a large team of permanent inhouse resources was also a key factor.

Onboard worked closely with the project team and SME’s to design and deliver the training materials with an approach specific to each workstream.

The Result

The training consultants created a blended learning solution utilizing the customized Oracle build, with a particular emphasis on both interactive and passive eLearning as per the client’s request. Back at desk tools such as reference guides and quick cards were also developed to support life after training which proved very useful for the Finance and Procurement team who experienced a large degree of change.

The partnership with Onboard allowed the University to create and deliver the training in a third of the time they had originally planned for.