Edinburgh University is still paying staff and suppliers late because of the problematic introduction of a new Oracle-based human resources and finance system.
In December 2014, the University of Edinburgh deployed the Oracle E-Business Suite (EBS) 12.1.3 for HR, payroll, and self-service. The last upgrade to this system took place in November 2013.
In June 2019, Oracle announced the university’s transition to Oracle ERP Cloud and Oracle HCM Cloud, both based on the Oracle Cloud-based fusion platform. In late summer, integration partner Inoapps announced that it had been awarded the contract to support the project. In January 2021, the first phase of the project is expected to be operational, with financial and human resources modules to follow.
Both Inoapps and Oracle declined to comment on the problematic implementation, while a university spokesman declined to deny the contents of the letter and acknowledged that problems with the new system were still ongoing.
In fact, it said “The University recently implemented a new finance system, which required us to interrupt financial processing for a period over summer to allow us to test the system and transfer huge volumes of data. This has unfortunately led to a backlog of some payments.”
The sources for this piece include an article in TheRegister.