CedarCrestone and Io Consulting Merge to form Sierra-Cedar, Inc.

We are happy to inform the HEUG membership that CedarCrestone, Io Consulting, Analytic Vision, and Sierra Systems US combined operations on July 1 to form one premier consulting firm serving Higher Education: Sierra-Cedar.

We are pleased to continue our role as a Platinum Sponsor of the HEUG online and to participate in the HEUG Tag and other forums and groups. We also look forward to our continued participation with you at Alliance and to partnering with you on your Oracle projects.

Most HEUG members will be very familiar with CedarCrestone and Io Consulting, two of the leading Oracle systems implementers for Higher Education. Together we have successfully completed more Oracle ERP projects for colleges and universities than all other service providers combined, and in the process, we have worked directly with many of you as our valued clients.

Sierra Systems US, most well known by Public Sector Oracle clients, has provided high quality service delivery to Oracle government clients. Analytic Vision, which may be less known in our higher education community, brings a deep history of successful implementations across the Oracle data DW/BI stack and the Oracle Hyperion enterprise performance management (EPM) stack. Our expanded BI/EPM Group delivers a variety of skills and service offerings around these solution sets.

As affiliates under common ownership, the four companies have worked together for years prior to the merger by integrating solution capabilities and delivery teams to provide desired results to our joint clients. This merger is a natural evolution to more fully integrate the businesses under a common brand, management, and operational processes.

As a result of combining these four organizations, Sierra-Cedar is well positioned to help our higher education clients meet the challenges of a fast-changing application and technology market. As a single organization, we continue our commitment to and focus on your success. For an overview of our comprehensive service offerings, please visit our HEUG profile or browse our new website. If you have any questions regarding our announcement, please contact me at HigherEd@sierra-cedar.com.

Warm regards,

Christopher J. Ahern

General Manager – Higher Education

Sierra-Cedar, Inc.

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