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University Case Study

Transforming operations and the student experience at a popular American university with Banner on the Oracle Database Appliance


Cintra designs and delivers a modern architecture for Ellucian Banner at an American university. The Oracle architecture is underpinning the university’s digital transformation and future growth, which relies heavily on this critical ERP platform.


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Established more than 100 years ago, the university in question is an independent and successful education institution, with a very high percentage of graduates gaining employment or entry into graduate or professional schools within six months of graduation.


In 2015, the university asked Cintra to evaluate architecture options while managing Oracle software costs, to deliver a new platform to replace legacy hardware and deliver the desired improvements in availability and performance.



  • New Oracle-on-Oracle architecture implemented for critical Ellucian Banner platform
  • Enhanced user experience, reporting speeds improved by 45x
  • Capacity on Demand keeps license costs down while providing room to grow


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