Oracle Acquires Education Financing Firm Vocado

Oracle Monday said it has acquired Vocado, a California based firm that offers student-centric, cloud-based financial aid solution for higher education institutions. Post acquisition, Vocado will be integrated with Oracle Student Cloud platform, the software major said in a statement.

Vocado works with thousands of financial aid sources to optimize funding for any type of higher education learning model. The solution helps students identify eligibility and obtain financing so they can achieve their academic goals. Vocado integrates its financial aid solution with both cloud and on-premise Student Information Systems (SIS).

Oracle Student Cloud is the software major’s next-generation, cloud-based SIS designed for all academic models across every stage of the modern student lifecycle. Vocado adds the most advanced financial aid solution with a highly-automated and scalable platform. Together, their solution offers institutions the most complete SaaS solution suite in higher education, the company said in the statement.

“The education industry is undergoing an unprecedented digital transformation,” said Steve Miranda, Executive Vice President of Product Development, Oracle. “Oracle Student Cloud is architected for the modern student journey and the addition of Vocado helps our customers and their students manage financial aid more strategically, thereby solving one of the most complex problems inhibiting academic success.”

“Our passion for the education industry guided us to solve the biggest pain points for both schools and students, resulting in a solution that drives deep institutional transparency, regulatory compliance, and superior student visibility and control of their education financing options,” said Dan Driscoll, CEO of Vocado. “We are absolutely delighted to join forces with Oracle. The combination with Oracle allows us to advance our collective vision for higher education.”

This is Oracle’s second acquisition in the month of April. Just a week back the firm announced the acquisition of Grapeshot, an intelligent software solution for the marketers that help them decide their ad inventories. Grapeshot’s Contextual Intelligence Platform enables the rapid creation of highly-customized segments that allow marketers and their agencies to confidently avoid unsafe content that will damage brand equity, and close the loop via Moat Measurement. The platform also help marketers extend global audience reach by targeting the most relevant context, including late-breaking news and trending themes, to complement Oracle Data Cloud’s custom audience segments

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