Tri-C, Hyland Partner for OnBase Software Certification Program
October 05, 2015
Hyland, creator of OnBase content management software, has the kind of problem that many companies only wish they had. Implementation of OnBase is growing at a rate outpacing the number of people who know how to use it.
The struggle is real, though, and Hyland has teamed up with Cuyahoga Community College to help solve the problem. The College recently introduced a three-week OnBase Certified System Administration certification.
“We continually hear from our partners and customers that they can’t find people. Tri-C has the people interested and the reputation to help us out,” said Matt Discenzo, global education services director for Hyland.
Discenzo said that Tri-C produced enough graduates in information technology that it could draw on a large pool for this supplemental certification.
Discenzo said almost every major company in Northeast Ohio is using OnBase. Its use spans industries including law enforcement, banking, government, higher education and health care. It’s used all over the country, too. It is versatile and aims to streamline business processes.
“We are training constantly,” he said. “What creates the need is the rate of growth for organizations once they have an OnBase solution.”
He estimates there are about 13,000 users of the software.
The certification program combines in-class time and online work. There’s a lab component, too, that gives students hands-on experience with OnBase.
Discenzo said that a certified OnBase administrator could make working with the software a full-time career. He added that Hyland strove to make OnBase code-free — that is, by and large, there is no coding involved in working with it.
Courses for the OnBase certification are offered at Corporate College® East and Corporate College West. Students who finish the course will get to take part in special job fairs featuring local companies looking to hire OnBase administrators.
Hyland was founded in 1991, and its corporate headquarters are in Westlake. Discenzo said that his company, which teaches OnBase to students in the Tri-C program, wanted to see graduates find local jobs, and he added that the chances were good that that would happen
“We have a desire to see Cleveland and Northeast Ohio grow,” Discenzo said. “We want to keep people here. It really is about building opportunities for people in our community.”