NSITF built on a Foundation of Oracle Technology
ORACLE has announced that NSITF has chosen a comprehensive suite of products and technology from Oracle as the foundation for the trust fund’s transformation to the leading social security institution in Africa.
Following a thorough evaluation process, Oracle was found to be uniquely positioned to deliver complete solutions with vertical and horizontal applications, middleware, database, operating system, virtualization, servers, storage and management.
Furthermore, Oracle has solutions targeted directly at the specific challenges faced by social security organizations, which will allow the fund to put contributors (clients) at the center of the NSITF business operation. The result will be improved contributor outcomes, the ability to target services efficiently, integrate service providers in to the system more effectively, and increase the efficiency of the operation as a whole.
The project to put a modern infrastructure in place to provide social security benefits to the aged, the unemployed, child welfare recipients and the physically challenged, started with an exploratory phase in 2014 and the implementation is expected to run through 2016 in phased approach.
Following the results-oriented Oracle Unified Method (OUM) for efficient and rapid implementation, the organization also developed agency-specific learning modules in conjunction with Oracle University.
A project of this size needs to be rolled out in a phased manner to ensure all the components are efficiently implemented and the business processes followed as per the initial requirements.
The NSITF followed the Oracle Unified Method (OUM) for the installation, which provides an implementation approach that is rapid, broadly adaptive, and business focused to quickly achieve measurable business results.
Using this approach, the NSITF decided on the following phases using a large variety of Oracle products spanning Financials, Customer Experience, Human Capital Management, Payroll, Business Intelligence and Analytics, Content Management, Database and Service Oriented Architecture.