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Inoapps Higher Education Cloud

Providing the systems and people processes for transforming Higher Education

A successful Higher Education solution is not just about well-built, functionally capable software, but also needs to be well adopted and accepted by students and staff. Inoapps understands the challenges of standardizing processes across schools and faculties with vastly different and evolving requirements and priorities. We will work with you to help improve your staff and student experience so they can better concentrate on the business of education and research.

Inoapps Industry Clouds bring together industry-specific extensions, accelerators, best practices and adoption support to accelerate your move to Oracle Cloud, with improved quality and better business outcomes.

Truly collaborative partnerships are the key to success and we tailor our implementation and support models to the needs of each university. Whether this means providing a single solution or accelerator, support with testing, training or change management, or continuous improvement activities and managed services.

Key benefits

Enhance and automate everyday processes

  • Eliminate data silos and paper-based processes with enhanced knowledge sharing and automated workflows
  • Report on KPIs and gain insights with enhanced HE-specific reporting, including SLC compliance, HESA reporting, and student number forecasting
  • Support and grow a thriving workforce

Recruit, retain and develop top faculty and staff

  • Improve management and reporting of staff with multiple assignments
  • Leverage workforce planning tools to forecast staffing needs into the future
  • Support and engage your workforce with online tools like knowledge bases, automated policy support and chatbots

Take cost and risk out of compliance

  • Products seamlessly integrated to support HESA, SAAS, SLC and TRAC
  • Workflows and functionality to support best practice financial control
  • Accelerators for the development of monthly, quarterly, and annual financial reporting packs

Support specific processes for students, staff and stakeholders

  • Enhanced support for key student processes such as clearing, registration and finding funding
  • Support the relationship with individuals, from prospective students to engaged alumni
  • Develop relationships with other organizations to support critical business such as research, teaching collaborations, apprenticeships and placements

Our difference

Built on knowledge and expertise gained from years of delivering industry-focused projects, Inoapps Higher Education Cloud combines process, functional and technical frameworks that enable you to quickly see value and business outcomes and provide a structured path for future growth and transformation.


Draw on the knowledge and expertise we’ve gained from years of successful Higher Education (HE) projects.

  • The Inoapps team joined us after years working in the industry, giving us a deep understanding and empathy for the daily challenges faced by staff and students.
  • This has allowed us to develop focused offerings—from a specialized implementation methodology designed to accommodate HE governance processes and enhance knowledge transfer, to specialized support for HESA and TRAC reporting and processing sponsored students.

Industry best practice

Adopt best-in-class ways of working and proven Higher Education processes, rather than inventing from scratch.

  • Enhanced Oracle Modern Best Practice developed from our knowledge of the most successful solutions used in HE around the globe  
  • Solutions and accelerators for HE-specific requirements such as University Superannuation Scheme (USS) pension schemes, statutory reporting, common integration solutions, and Tier IV Visa working hours tracking
  • Assistance in developing a continuous improvement roadmap, including policy automation and the use of chatbots

Industry extensions

Address your specific industry and functional business needs with Higher Education-specific extensions.

  • A student funding solution that supports the administration of student fees paid by a third party, including students funded by Student Awards Agency Scotland (SAAS), Student Loans Company (SLC) or the NHS
  • HESA Human Capital Management (HCM) reporting tool that streamlines data preparation and validation
  • Accelerators for key integrations to additional systems, such as Kinetix, SITS, Worktribe, Pure and WPM


Deliver transformational change mapped to defined outcomes, with a focus on user adoption and an implementation approach designed around how universities make decisions.

  • Change Management activities for every stage of the implementation are highlighted and can be actioned by the university’s change team or ours
  • Support for developing a revised Target Operating Model aligned to the revised business process
  • Assistance with designing a post implementation support team, so the university is well placed to enhance the new system well into the future

Practical viewpoints

Understand where to start and how to prioritize a roadmap to better serve your business. As well as defining your strategic direction, and accelerating your journey to cloud, we have wrestled with some of the real world challenges you face every day.

  • Providing robust, flexible and scalable infrastructure for supporting the process requirements within research projects.
  • Reviewing existing eBusiness/PeopleSoft implementations to advise on where customizations can be removed, simplifying upgrades for the eventual move to the cloud.
  • Supporting your strategic roadmap for the implementation of advanced features such as using a knowledge base and policy automation to power chatbots that can support key stakeholder groups like applicants, students and staff.


Accelerate configuration, integration, migrations and rollout with Higher Education-focused frameworks and toolsets, including

  • Data migration
  • Accelerators from common industry reporting requirements such as TRAC, Pensions reporting for USS, teacher pensions etc.
  • Accelerated integrations related to standard university systems such as SITS, Kinetix, WPM, Worktribe, etc. 

Functional highlights

HCM Cloud

  • Support all aspects of the employee lifecycle, from recruitment to employee separation
  • Comprehensive self-service functionality for staff and supervisors
  • Rule-driven workflows to simplify management of unique union, collective labor, and contract agreements

Payroll Cloud

  • Handles even the most complex payroll and pension calculations
  • Robust retroactive pay calculation functionality
  • Accelerators for key pension schemes including Teachers Pensions Scheme (TPS) and USS

Research Administration using Projects Cloud

  • Support for all elements of research, from infrastructure requirements and project management to complex data analysis and reporting
  • Support for management of all post-award activities, including reporting to key bodies
  • Monitor and control research budgets with specific workflows

Finance Cloud

  • Establish a strong foundation for financial processes, corporate accounting, and financial reporting
  • Comprehensive budgetary control, tax calculation, invoice collection and supplier invoice recording functionality
  • Accelerated integrations with key student systems and online payment providers such as WPM

Procurement Cloud  

  • Improved purchasing compliance and budgetary control
  • Ability to control and manage complex sourcing and procurement activities
  • Comprehensive dashboards for both university requisitions and back office procurement teams

Student Administration / Campus Solutions

  • One record of the individual from applicant to graduate. Full integration into UCAS and the ability to integrate into existing online applications
  • Flexible assessment structure to support all types of learning activities
  • Variety of fee assessment and discount options to support student fee calculation

Constituent Experience

  • Optimize enrollment and improve recruiter productivity
  • Improve student, staff and alumni engagement with the university by tracking interactions with the organization and providing personalized experiences
  • Provide automated policy interaction and chatbots for students and staff, utilizing their specific data already held in the system in conjunction with tailored questionnaires

Technology - OCI / IaaS

  • The Inoapps Technology team can help design and implement the infrastructure required to support any number of university objectives from hosting existing on-premises solutions to developing the right tools set to support critical research projects.

Inoapps HESA Staff Record Cloud

  • Flexible, configurable rules-based derivation engine
  • Easily supplement your HCM data with extracts from third party systems, such as PURE
  • Archive previous year returns to prevent further changes, but still have them fully accessible

Inoapps Student Funding and Reconciliation Cloud

  • Works with your student system to automatically move debt from the student to their sponsor
  • Full visibility of funding arrangements by both student and sponsor
  • Import SAAS and SLC payment files for instant reporting on remittance payments for individual students