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Bear Trax is Here!

June 9, 2017

Training sessions begin Monday

Plan to attend one of the upcoming training sessions to learn how to use the Human Resources and Financial components of Bear Trax. Learn how to submit vacation forms electronically, access your personalized information, and view your paystub. All faculty, staff and student employees will begin using the new system on July 1.

Check out more information on the project website and the Bear Trax training calendar. The June training dates are available below. All training sessions will take place in the Flohr Lecture Hall of the Clark Memorial Library.




Jonica Burke

SSU Improves Business Processes with New Finance Software

June 1, 2017

Shawnee State’s new finance system goes live July 1. It will streamline business operations and improve financial reporting.  Watch Project Manager Jonica Burke discuss the enhancements.




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SSU Modernizes HR and Payroll Software

May 25th, 2017

Launching on July 1, Shawnee State's new cloud-based payroll and human resources system will dramatically improve efficiency and accuracy. Watch HR Director Malonda Johnson describe the upgrades.



SSU Puts Students First with Oracle Cloud

May 18th, 2017

Shawnee State is implementing cloud-based software to improve operating efficiency and keep costs low for students. Watch President Rick Kurtz and recent gaming graduate Marisa Hike explain the benefits in this video.

All-in With Cloud - HCM, ERP, and PBCS on Single Unified Cloud Platform

May 17, 2017

This post will provide an update on how Shawnee State University is approaching their big bang go live for their HCM, ERP & PBCS (Planning Budgeting Cloud Service) on the Oracle Cloud.  Read  more....


Oracle Cloud Ushers in Big Changes for Shawnee State

May 12th, 2017

Shawnee State University in Ohio is launching a new way of doing business with cloud-based ERP software and HR tools.

Read more about the new ways SSU is doing business.

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The day the lights went out...

April 6th, 2017

Tuesday's power outage closed campus, but it didn't slow down several teams. As the lights went out, the SSU Payroll team was busy testing the new BearTrax payroll software, which rolls out July 1. Undaunted by the darkness, they continued to work using the light from their laptops – and a few Shawnee State glow sticks! Check out their progress on the Bear Trax project website.


Shawnee State Wins Oracle's Better Together Award

March 23rd, 2017

Shawnee State has won Oracle's Better Together Change Agents of Finance Award which will be presented at the Modern Finance Experience Conference, April 11-13 in Boston, Massachusetts. The award focuses on the use of Oracle Cloud solutions in conjunction with the Oracle ERP Cloud, which focuses on our business operations (finance, budgeting, human resources and payroll). To learn more about our Oracle cloud platform, visit the Bear Trax website.

Harley Debord

Student Designs Bear Trax Logo

March 23rd, 2017

Harley Debord, a senior majoring in Visual Arts, put his skills to work in designing the logo for Shawnee State’s new Oracle software system.

His original design captures the progressive spirit of the project, while remaining true to the university’s brand. Read more about Harley's story.

BearTrax Team at Alliance

Bear Trax team shares expertise at Alliance National Conference

March 16th, 2017

The Bear Trax implementation team recently presented at the Alliance 2017 national conference in Las Vegas, NV. The conference hosted the largest meeting of Oracle software users in higher education. The team presented four sessions while also learning tips on other universities' cloud transformations.

The Bear Trax project is continuing with Phase 2 which includes the launching of the new web-based software for finance and human resources in July 2017. For more information on Bear Trax, visit the project website.

Logo Unveil

Bear Trax Logo and Website Unveiled

February 2nd, 2017

The Bear Trax team unveiled the new logo and framework for the new website that is under construction for the project. Bear Trax is a web-based system for SSU with tools built on the Oracle cloud platform for marketing, recruitment, finance, budgeting, human resources and payroll. Look for updates on the project in the coming weeks!

Intro Oracle

Introducing "Bear Trax" - New Oracle Cloud System

January 30th, 2017

Shawnee State is implementing Oracle cloud as part of the Strategic Plan to become more student-focused by leveraging the latest technology to create operational efficiencies across campus. The project team kicked off a 'Name the New System' contest this week and the winner is Bear Trax. Mark Moore, Angel Tackett and Jay Chatterjee, our implementation partner from Drivestream, all had part in naming the new system. Thank you to everyone who participated. Look for the Bear Trax logo and project website coming soon. More details to follow!

SSU Looks to Cut Costs with Oracle

November 11th, 2016

Oracle has announced that Shawnee State university (SSU) has selected the full Oracle Cloud Suite to replace its on-premise solution.

Read more about savings at Shawnee State.

Shawnee State University Chooses Complete Oracle Cloud

November 10th, 2016

Oracle announced today that Shawnee State University is implementing the full Oracle cloud suite.

Read more about the changes coming to Shawnee State.

Shawnee State Turns to Cloud Suite to Improve Recruiting

November 10th, 2016

Ohio's Shawnee State University has adopted a suite of cloud-based software to improve recruiting and optimize internal operations in response to a mandate from the governor to lower the cost of education.

See how Oracle cloud benefits Shawnee State.


Taking a Journey to the Modern Campus

October 28, 2016

There are many paths to future-proofing critical solutions and driving institutional innovation.  Read more...



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