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Oracle awarded multi-million pound BT HR cloud contract

Oracle has been awarded a multi-million pound BT contract which will see the business technology firm implement a cloud system to transform the telecom giant's HR and management systems.

Oracle will install and deliver its cloud based Human Capital Management (HCM) software, providing BT with the technical base needed to support the company's growth agenda and help deliver its business strategy.

The software will be deployed across BT's end-to-end people management process, from recruiting and managing people, to accurately forecasting future workforce needs using advanced analytical capabilities. It will impact over 87,900 employees globally.

Oracle HCM Cloud will replace BT's existing people systems to help enhance service delivery and will give employees HR capabilities that are easier to use, the firm said. The cloud solution also means BT can benefit from automatic updates.

"To underpin our growth agenda and support delivery of our business strategy we are looking closely at all aspects of how we manage our organisation," said Clare Chapman, BT's group people director.

"Transforming the role of HR in the business and the way in which we manage our people is key to this success. We are excited to work with Oracle as the software product suite provides us with the breadth, depth and quality our ambitions require."

Oracle President Mark Hurd added: "People are at the centre of every successful organisation. BT is transforming the way it manages its workforce to help drive growth. Oracle's comprehensive HCM portfolio will help enable BT to increase productivity, accelerate business performance, and empower its people."