Situation for K-12 School District

The District’s legacy Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system was becoming expensive to maintain, leading the client to seek a modernization to cloud ERP.  The District needed to streamline and automate its paper-based and cumbersome finance, budgeting, and procurement operations, reduce physical infrastructure, and cut costs related to the maintenance of its aging applications and data center.

Additionally, the District had the following objectives for its digital transformation:

  • Transition from a “home-grown” budgeting tool to a standard integrated solution
  • Support real-time, data-driven decision making
  • Standardize purchasing and other key business processes
  • Transition technical infrastructure activities to the cloud
  • Enable robust, user-friendly reporting

This was a collaborative effort between AST and [the District] to migrate the District to Oracle Cloud ERP and to deliver modern ERP practices.  AST Transcend for EBS-to-Cloud migration has allowed the client to meet strategic business objectives and focus on its core mission of providing quality education.”

Prasad Nettem Vice President, ERP, AST LLC

This was a collaborative effort between AST and [the District] to migrate the District to Oracle Cloud ERP and to deliver modern ERP practices.  AST Transcend for EBS-to-Cloud migration has allowed the client to meet strategic business objectives and focus on its core mission of providing quality education.”

Prasad Nettem Vice President, ERP, AST LLC

Solution & Benefits of AST Transcend for Oracle Cloud ERP Upgrades in Education Industry

Utilizing AST Transcend, the client was able to simplify and automate data conversion from Oracle E-Business Suite (EBS) to Oracle Cloud, and integration to third-party applications and systems were standardized with Oracle Cloud Integration templates, web services, and PaaS/IaaS functionality.

With its applications now optimized in the cloud, the District has increased workforce efficiencies and realized the following additional business value:

  • Integrated data with real-time analytics reporting
  • Bar code tracking and automation for property and inventory tracking
  • Budget Book and Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) for accurate financial statements
  • Integrated Supplier Portal for a streamlined procurement process
  • Accelerated AP invoice scanning and processing, leading to greater financial control and visibility
  • Decentralization and automation of the school’s activity fund procurements and reimbursements
  • Automated bank file cash reconciliation across disbursement and revenue cash accounts
Industry: Education

Solution Components:

  • AST Transcend
  • Oracle ERP Cloud
  • Oracle Procurement Cloud
  • Oracle Budgeting Cloud
  • CoreBT – iPayment
  • RFSmart – Property and Inventory Bar Coding
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Why AST?


AST’s cloud experts delivered a state-of-the-art Oracle ERP Cloud solution, implementing best practices for enterprise planning, budgeting, financial consolidation, and account reconciliation.