Performance Architects, Inc. Launches AHEAD Higher Education QuickStart Program for Oracle Business Intelligence Cloud Service (BICS)

Boston, MA, May 18, 2016 --( Performance Architects, Inc. (, a Platinum level member of Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN) and a several-time Oracle Business Analytics (BI/EPM) Excellence Award winner, today announced the launch of its “A Higher Education Analytics Dashboard” (AHEAD) Higher Education QuickStart Program for Oracle Business Intelligence Cloud Service (BICS).

The AHEAD offering includes rapid training, knowledge transfer and implementation of a predefined BICS analytic environment that provides government data from National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) and Council for Aid to Education (CAE). This fast deployment offering takes advantage of the Performance Architects team’s experience with hundreds of Oracle implementations in the higher education industry both on-premise and in a hosted or cloud environment.

"Our rapid deployment methodology combined with pre-built analytics using key government data provides a very fast way to compare your institution’s performance with your peers,” said Mark Solimini, Performance Architects’ CEO. “We are excited to democratize access to this information at a time of dramatic change in the higher education industry, for a work group or an entire organization.”

“We believe the Performance Architects AHEAD Higher Education QuickStart Program for BICS marries the best of our partner’s higher education expertise with Oracle’s industry-leading business analytics technology,” said Hari Sankar, group vice president, Product Management, Oracle.

Performance Architects hosted a web cast announcing their AHEAD Higher Education QuickStart Program for BICS on March 16, 2016. To access this content, please sign up for the Performance Architects free Learning Center™, a community and forum that provides on-demand business education including functional, technical and industry-specific "How To" sessions, webinars, and white papers developed during our many years of experience working with organizations with similar interests and needs in the business intelligence and enterprise performance management arenas.

About Performance Architects

Performance Architects, Inc. is a business and technology consulting company that partners with our clients to initiate and sustain significant improvements in enterprise performance. We offer business consulting to help establish and enhance performance management processes either across your organization or within specific functions; technology consulting to make sure that the appropriate data and information are available to make the best decisions to improve performance; and industry expertise to provide the context for what your organization should do to lead within your segment.

Performance Architects is a Platinum level member of Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN), with Specializations in Oracle BI Foundation (BICS), Oracle Essbase, Oracle Hyperion Planning (PBCS), Oracle Hyperion Financial Management (HFM), Oracle Accelerate for Midsize Companies, Education & Research (Higher Education) and Life Sciences. Our team has worked with Oracle EPM (Hyperion) products since these products were launched, and maintains deep experience with the entire Oracle Business Intelligence (OBI) suite and related data discovery solutions such as Oracle Endeca.

Performance Architects' services in this arena include implementing or augmenting financial applications, business analytics (data discovery, reporting, and analysis solutions), and underlying technologies such as data storage, data warehousing, and data integration and governance both organization-wide or within specific functional areas such as Finance, IT, HR, Sales & Marketing, and Operations. More information about Performance Architects is available at, or follow Performance Architects on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and YouTube.

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