Cajana and CRESH Enter Into Merger Agreement--New Company Combines Enterprise IT Services, Hosting, and Infrastructure for Oracle, PeopleSoft

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Cajana, Inc., a longtime Oracle | PeopleSoft technical services firm, has acquired CRESH, Inc., an Oracle | PeopleSoft application hosting company with a world-class data center in Sioux Falls, SD. The combined organization provides comprehensive technology services for Oracle | PeopleSoft customers--on-site expertise, remote managed services, and software-as-a-service application hosting.

Cajana, Inc., a longtime Oracle | PeopleSoft consulting firm specializing in enterprise architecture, application life-cycle management, IT governance, and the public sector, today announced that it has signed a definitive merger agreement with CRESH, a longtime Oracle | PeopleSoft partner specializing in hosting ERP applications for Higher Education and Public Sector customers.

With this merger, Cajana has added has added over 50 strategic and referenceable PeopleSoft customers, as well as a new service offering focused entirely on delivering training programs to customers through CRESH's certified training partnership with Oracle Corporation. Cajana will also be able to complement its existing portfolio of Enterprise IT Services with Infrastructure Hosting and Support capabilities.

"The merger of these two technology companies provides customers with powerful options to host and service their technical infrastructure," said John Webster, CRESH's founder and Senior Director, Higher Education at Cajana. "As Oracle's preferred hosting provider for higher education we are able to offer customers an excellent value by leveraging Oracle | PeopleSoft software with a deployment and hosting option designed for the changing needs of higher education institutions without the burden of system implementation and infrastructure hosting and support."

"At Cajana, we are excited to add CRESH's important, strategic capabilities to our current service portfolio around Enterprise Architecture, Application Life-Cycle Management, and IT Operations and Governance," added Brian Ellis, CEO of Cajana. "This merger positions us to provide targeted solutions to a market segment who historically couldn't afford to implement and support Oracle | PeopleSoft applications. We are working closely with Oracle Corporation to tailor a flexible and cost effective offering that provides the software, infrastructure and implementation services, along with the option to have the environments hosted offsite, for higher education, public sector, and other customers."

About Cajana

Cajana was founded in 2002 to respond to the growing need for architectural expertise for enterprise applications. We are the only company that focuses exclusively on the Application Architecture in providing enterprise IT services to our customers. Our user-centric approach and PACETM methodology represent our unique service philosophy--Users Use Applications--and have enabled us to achieve dramatic results for our Oracle | PeopleSoft customers.

Cajana's mission is to be the premier source of expertise for Enterprise Application Architecture, Application Life-Cycle Management, and IT Operations and Governance, so that our customers can achieve the business and financial objectives of their enterprise systems and become self-reliant in the ongoing management of their enterprise applications. By leveraging ITIL and COBIT, we are able to apply industry-standard Best Practices to enterprise application environments.

Bottom line: Cajana provides Application Architecture Assurance for your enterprise applications.

About CRESH

CRESH is the only officially licensed hosting provider to Oracle Academy, offering PeopleSoft Enterprise and Hyperion hosting to Higher Education and Public Sector customers worldwide. Since 1999, CRESH has provided ERP implementation, upgrade and hosting services for customers in North America, Europe and Latin America. Powered by an enterprise class technology infrastructure and enterprise data centers strategically located in the Midwest, CRESH hosting solutions include Oracle, PeopleSoft, Hyperion, and Microsoft.

The Vision of CRESH is to be the leader in enterprise software managed hosting services for enterprise and mid-size public sector, higher education and government clients. Its Mission is to be the technology safe harbor for customers. Both of these are achieved by providing customer focused solutions and services founded on the core fundamentals:

Experience, Reliability and Customer Care.

The Cajana / CRESH Solution

The combined Cajana/CRESH organization provides comprehensive technology solutions for Oracle | PeopleSoft infrastructure. Whether our customers want to maintain their applications in-house or leverage a hosted solution, we provide the technical expertise, best practices, and world-class infrastructure to meet their needs. Our model includes the flexibility of hybrid solutions, combining short-term hosting with technical services to allow customers to onboard Oracle | PeopleSoft into their environments at their own pace. This capability greatly reduces the risk and costs associated with implementations, upgrades, and other major application initiatives. Values to our customers include:

  • Complete hosted implementation and deployment services
  • ITIL and COBIT expertise
  • Remote application maintenance and support
  • World Class Enterprise Data Centers with hosting, monitoring, and infrastructure management
  • Better performance, improved user experience and simplified maintenance through Service Level and Response Level Agreements (SLA/RLA)
  • Database, O/S, and hardware maintenance and upgrades
  • Access to the Cajana / CRESH support team of Technical Resources experienced in maintaining and supporting PeopleSoft environments
  • Customized Managed Security Solutions (SSL, VPN, IDS, IPS)
  • Lower Total Cost of Ownership
  • Exceptional Quality of Service
  • Fixed monthly service and hosting fee

The Cajana and the CRESH logos are the property of Cajana. Other products, services, or company names mentioned herein are the trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners. The names of actual companies and products mentioned herein may be the trademarks of their respective owners.

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