OA Solutions Welcomes Paul Armstrong

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VICTORIA, BC - 29 July 2022 - OA Solutions is proud to announce that Paul Armstrong will be joining our team of higher-education consultants and will provide support to the company’s Ellucian® ERP clients across Canada and the United States.

 

Prior to joining OA Solutions, Paul was Manager for Information Systems at Trent University in Peterborough, Ontario.

“We are excited to welcome Paul to the team said Yi Liang, Manager, President & Chief Executive Officer at OA Solutions. “Paul’s experience and skill sets are a great fit for our team. We are confident his expertise will greatly increase our resourcing capabilities.”

 

As Manager of Information Systems at Trent University for over a decade, Paul became well versed in the operation and administration of the institution's Ellucian® Colleague® ERP that included Core Student, Finance, Student Billing, Degree Audit, Financial Aid, WebAdvisor and Self Service. Under Pauls' guidance, the Information Systems team at Trent developed custom solutions and applications using Colleague Studio and the Envision toolkit; as well as creating numerous automated data extracts for importing and interfacing to third party applications.  

 

Paul also has extensive experience on the systems side of our business, including:

  • Strong knowledge of Colleague® Unidata Database, data structure tables and savelists 

  • Completing file purges, monitored Garbage Collection, ran WUFA and resized files

  • Updating user permissions, security and user access using SCD and SMD

  • Extracting data to MSSQL using Data Orchestrator

  • Reviewing Ellucian® updates and completed patching using MSUG

 

Paul has a Batchelor's degree in Computer Science from York University and a Business Administration Diploma, Information Systems Option, from Fleming College.

 

A welcome addition to the OA team, Paul is keen to share his knowledge and contribute to the overall growth of our business. With extensive experience in the post-secondary industry, Paul is very familiar with the Canadian post-secondary landscape.

About OA Solutions

 

OA has provided implementation, training and consulting services to over 80 institutions across North America. Our consultants’ superior knowledge of the Ellucian® applications in conjunction with their experience and understanding of business practices employed at post-secondary education institutions, enables OA to provide the services needed for institutions to gain maximum benefit from their investment in these systems and gain the efficiencies needed to ensure their services to students are second to none.

You can learn more about OA Solutions’ capabilities by visiting oasolutions.ca.