Astute Business Solutions’ Guru, a Student Digital Assistant and Chatbot, is Powered by Oracle Cloud and Now Available in the Oracle Cloud Marketplace

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Oracle customers in the Education Industry can use the Guru Digital Assistant to enhance the student experience, improve student outcomes, increase enrollment and provide a modern intuitive interface powered by AI/ML to their student communities.

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"Astute Business Solutions is committed to innovation with the Oracle Cloud and provides distinct cloud-enabled solutions that help our mutual customers meet critical business needs."

Astute Business Solutions, a leading provider of Oracle Cloud services and solutions and a Gold level member of Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN), today announced that its Digital Assistant for Students and Education Customers, Guru, has achieved Powered By Oracle Cloud status and is now available in the Oracle Cloud Marketplace, offering added value to Oracle Cloud customers. Astute is focused on migrating on-premise workloads to Oracle Cloud Infrastructure, and in extending PaaS services such as Oracle Autonomous Database, Oracle Digital Assistant, Oracle Integration Cloud and Oracle Management Cloud.

Astute’s Guru Digital Assistant enables education customers to provide a modern, intuitive, AI/ML-driven solution to its student community and gives them access to information at their fingertips; information including courses, grades, faculty, housing, tuition, campus FAQ and much more. Guru can be an integral part of solutions aimed at helping education customers increase enrollment, improve student outcomes and provide a better student experience. Guru is built on Oracle Digital Assistant, Oracle Mobile Cloud, and Oracle Cloud Infrastructure. Being natively built on Oracle Cloud, Guru delivers pre-built skills and integration to Oracle PeopleSoft Campus Solutions that will allow customers to deploy and start using Guru without significant investments in implementation.

The Oracle Cloud Marketplace is a one-stop-shop for Oracle customers seeking trusted business applications and service providers offering unique business solutions, including ones that extend Oracle Cloud Applications. Oracle Cloud is the industry’s broadest and most complete public cloud, delivering enterprise-grade services at every level of the cloud technology stack including platform as a service (PaaS) and infrastructure as a service (IaaS).

“Guru, Powered by Oracle Cloud, can help customers reduce student technology support costs while improving responsiveness, and integrating campus-wide information with a multi-channel capable chatbot that can deliver information from various campus systems in an intelligent, conversational interface,” said Arvind Rajan, CTO, Astute Business Solutions. “Astute Business Solutions participation in the Oracle Cloud Marketplace further extends our commitment to the Oracle community and enables customers to easily reap the benefits of Guru. We look forward to leveraging the power of the Oracle Cloud to help us achieve our business goals.”

"The cloud represents a huge opportunity for our partner community," said David Hicks, vice-president, Worldwide ISV Cloud Business Development, Oracle. "Astute Business Solutions is committed to innovation with the Oracle Cloud and provides distinct cloud-enabled solutions that help our mutual customers meet critical business needs."

Powered by Oracle Cloud status recognizes OPN member solutions that have been tested or verified to run on the Oracle Cloud Infrastructure. This achievement offers customers the confidence that the partner's application is supported by the Oracle Cloud Infrastructure SLA, enabling full access and control over their cloud infrastructure services as well as consistent performance.

The Oracle Cloud Marketplace offers an intuitive user interface to browse and search for available applications and services, as well as user ratings and reviews to help customers determine the best business solutions for their organization. With its new automated application installation features, customers can easily deploy provider business applications from a centralized cloud interface.

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About Astute Business Solutions
Astute Business Solutions focuses on helping PeopleSoft customers across all industries maximize their return on investment by helping them implement the latest Application and Tools capabilities while leveraging the power of Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) to reduce TCO, improve performance and increase security.

Astute, an Oracle Cloud Select Partner, is the leading provider of Move and Improve services for PeopleSoft on OCI. Astute leverages the power of Cloud Automation with tools like PeopleSoft Cloud Manager, Terraform, and OCI CLI to streamline PeopleSoft Application Lifecycle Management, helping customers take up PUM updates and Tools upgrades at a faster pace, thus delivering business value from their investments in PeopleSoft.

Astute is developing innovative solutions using Oracle Chatbot technology, Oracle Autonomous Database, Kubernetes, Micro Services and PeopleSoft Test Framework for customers across industries such as Healthcare, Education, Non-Profit, Professional Services, Government, Financial Services and more.

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