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PITSS modernizes and supports central information system of the UNIVERSITY OF SHEFFIELD

One of England’s oldest and most prestigious universities optimizes its CIS – Corporate Information System – by upgrading to Oracle Forms 12c and efficient re-hosting

High demands on the CIS business platform

The University of Sheffield stands as a world-class institution dedicated to delivering life-enhancing research, innovation and education. The University is reliant on its Corporate Information System (CIS) to support its mission. About 70% of its operational processes use this set of applications and connected systems.

When systems get on in years

This system was created in the 1990s, but it couldn’t keep up with the demands of Higher Education. Updating the CIS would improve the software, working methods, and technology, allowing them to adapt and grow.

The modernization of the application with summa cum laude


First, the complete CIS was automatically loaded, analyzed and prepared using the PITSS.CON products. The CIS, which was now much easier to use and handle, was then easily brought up to date by upgrading to Oracle Forms 12c. The PITSS team guided through the entire modernization process and also provided support and training afterwards.

Do you also want to be up to date with your Oracle Forms application? Would you like more transparency for your application?


Cleaning up your application and upgrading to Oracle Forms 12c will make everything clearer and manageable again. And you’ll be up to date too!

Successful modernization of a renowned educational institution

Initial Situation

Modernization of a long-standing and complex corporate information system (CIS) based on Oracle Forms technology with a connection to the cloud.


Great expectations are placed on system availability, security, system growth, new requirements and changed regulations.


Upgrade of the application to Oracle Forms 12c with the products from PITSS.CON and efficient re-hosting and support from the experts at PITSS.

What has been achieved and what the future holds


The University of Sheffield has reached an important milestone with its CIS on the latest and supported Forms version 12c. Through efficient re-hosting, with a lift & shift to the cloud, it has succeeded in transforming the CIS to the AWS public cloud. As a result, Sheffield benefits from greater security, cost-effectiveness and scalability for its CIS. The University of Sheffield not only looks back on a venerable past, but also asserts itself as an elite university for the future.

“The collaborative work with PITSS to transition our core systems to a robust and secure cloud-based infrastructure has been a significant leap forward for the University. We’re making our technology future-proof and adaptable to emerging trends and challenges in the years to come. Thanks to the PITSS team and their product, PITSS.CON, we modernized smoothly and quickly while keeping our operations running.”

Bella Abrams,
Director of IT Services,
The University of Sheffield

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