University of Edinburgh moves to the cloud

The University of Edinburgh has successfully completed its migration of core IT systems to the Oracle Cloud with the support of Inoapps, making it the first higher education institution in Scotland to complete such a move.

From today, the first stage of the university’s people and money programme goes live with payroll and finance scheduled in two further phases of the project. The migration is a key aspect of the university’s service excellence programme – a multi-million-pound investment which aims to enhance key professional services operations to benefit students and staff.

Gavin Ian McLachlan, vice principal and chief information officer at the University of Edinburgh said: “Migrating our core systems to the cloud is a ground-breaking development which will transform our service delivery capabilities across the university, benefitting students and staff. Inoapps has proved to be a very effective business partner in delivering phase one of this complex project. They’ve developed a thorough understanding of our culture, which has been applied at all levels of the new cloud solution, and have worked collaboratively with us throughout the project to keep us on track.”

Andrew Norris, commercial head at Inoapps, said: “We’re delighted to support the University of Edinburgh in achieving the first phase of its Oracle Cloud migration project. Inoapps’ consultants and the team at the university worked collaboratively throughout the project to deliver successfully in the face of complex challenges posed by the backdrop of a national lockdown. The university is another step closer to having an integrated HR and finance solution in the cloud from which they will draw benefits for many years to come.”