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Partnership to deliver new, expanded services for Higher Education Community

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Today's economic climate and changing demands are putting a tremendous amount of pressure on Higher Education institutions to deliver more service to a wider variety of constituencies

Io Consulting, Inc. and LumenData today announced a partnership to deliver expanded services to the Oracle Higher Education community. Io, a company known for providing premier consulting services for Higher Education, and LumenData, the company that co-developed the Oracle Higher Education Constituent Hub (HECH), are joining forces to advise the Higher Education sector on how to best move forward with the new opportunities presented by advances in the Oracle offerings for universities.

"Today's economic climate and changing demands are putting a tremendous amount of pressure on Higher Education institutions to deliver more service to a wider variety of constituencies" said Steve Kish, President, Io Consulting. "Our partnership with LumenData blends deep technological expertise in Oracle's software products with real-world Higher Education business knowledge. This combination puts us in a unique position to advise Higher Education customers on the most strategic and cost effective way to move forward in light of today's challenges."

Immediate offerings include a set of planning and implementation services designed to help higher education institutions quickly install the 'hub' and begin utilizing its capabilities to meet strategic IT and campus objectives including improved data quality, enhanced Identity Management, and expanded Business Intelligence/Data Warehouse decision making analytics.

The HECH is tailored specifically to help higher education institutions create complete, accurate, and single views of their constituents, which include applicants, students, employees, alumni, faculty and staff. These records can then feed the numerous systems on campus, positioning campuses to respond to critical needs quickly and accurately.

"We are pleased to team with market leader, Io Consulting, to provide Higher Education Customers with leading edge-services around Oracle's HECH product, data quality, identity management and business intelligence products. Together, we will enable customers to quickly realize even greater value from their existing Oracle technology systems" said Nimish Mehta, CEO and Co-Founder, LumenData. "In today's tight budgetary environments, this is key."

Io Consulting has a proven record of helping their Higher Education customers navigate the unique challenges and opportunities that often result from technology evolution. The combined expertise of Io and LumenData will provide customers with the high quality approaches, techniques, and tools required to advance their educational missions, including improving the education experience and lowering the cost of administering and delivering that education.

About Io Consulting, Inc.

Io Consulting is a national consulting and training services company headquartered in Southern California. Specializing in Oracle products, Io delivers in-depth knowledge of the Oracle|PeopleSoft applications and Fusion Middleware technologies. All Io trainers and consultants have expert level 'hands-on' experience with Higher Education and IT business practices.

An Oracle Certified Partner, Io Consulting has successfully led a variety of projects and trainings for both private and public institutions as well as for state wide system efforts. Io's extensive customer list includes The Ohio State University, Duke University, The California State University System, Pepperdine University, the University of Arizona, New York University, and the University System of Maryland.

Io consulting and training services include functional and technical support for Fusion Middleware, Applications Unlimited, Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) and Business Process Reengineering. Management Services include Strategic Planning, Project Management, and Quality Assurance.

For more information, visit or call (877) 656-6603.

About LumenData

LumenData is a consulting and product development firm, with offices in Redwood City, CA, Denver, CO and Bangalore, India. LumenData provides high quality planning, implementation, integration and maintenance services for Oracle products, including Oracle Higher Education Constituent Hub (HECH), Oracle Data Quality, Oracle Fusion Middleware, Oracle Business Intelligence and Oracle Identity Management. LumenData is an Oracle Partner in the Siebel, E-Business Suite, PeopleSoft, and Business Intelligence focus areas. For more information, please see visit


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