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BI Test Drive Centre

it is an ideal environment for both business and technical users

Crocus Consulting (, a Gold level member of Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN), focused on the licensing, implementation and support of Oracle’s PeopleSoft Enterprise Financials, Human Capital Management and Payroll applications, has announced the opening of a new BI (Business Intelligence) Test Drive Centre at its Leicester Head Office.
The centre which is due to open during October 2011 will enable visitors to try out Oracle’s BI Analytics with PeopleSoft Financial and HCM applications. Separate test drive programmes will be available for both business management and technical staff.

Crocus was chosen to host the UK-wide centre as the company has achieved OPN Specialization for Oracle’s PeopleSoft Enterprise PeopleTools and is centrally located. The new centre reflects a significant, long term investment by Crocus; with the emphasis firmly placed on ensuring that visitors have everything they need on hand to make their Test Drive experience as effective and productive as possible.

Commenting on the news, Vince Blockley the Support Centre Director at Crocus Consulting noted, “We are delighted that Crocus has been chosen to host the new Test Drive Centre, which we believe is recognition of our trusted partner status for Oracle PeopleSoft and BI applications and we will be working closely with Oracle to ensure that our clients get everything they need from their visits to us.

“Financial and HCM analytics are now taking the spotlight in many organisations as they seek to make more of their data in the current economic climate. Many companies are in fact re-ordering their processes accordingly to take account of the benefits that Oracle BI can deliver. The beauty of the Test Drive Centre is that it demonstrates first hand to visitors just how intuitive using analytics can be with PeopleSoft applications and how it can support and develop the processes they have in place in their own organisations.

“In short, it is an ideal environment for both business and technical users to actually use the software by getting their hands on the systems in a real-time, real world environment. We will have a wide range of highly experienced technical people on hand to answer any questions and to have a number of different conversations at different levels. From our initial research, we are confident that demand for places will be heavy.”

To reserve a test drive place call +44 0116 255 4350 or email:

Notes to Editors:

About Crocus Consulting (

Crocus Consulting was formed in November 2000 by four of the most experienced ERP consultants in the UK. Crocus is a certified partner of both Oracle and Microsoft.

Crocus has three strands to its business:
• Application support centres based in Milton Keynes and Leicester
• A consulting division delivering I.T. projects to large businesses
• A software sales division concentrating on delivering effective solutions to small and medium enterprises
The company’s proven experience, combining technology, business and management expertise, enables clients to minimise disruption and gain maximum competitive advantage from implementation.

Paul Grant
Sales Director
Crocus Consulting
07785 590783


Leigh Richards
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07758 372527

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