Data on Average Age of Current SIS Implementation in Canada

  Over the past few years, we have mostly posted on LMS systems. This is due to the fact that we have been heavily invested in the launch of the LMS Report Subscription with our partners at e-Literate. What several of you probably don't know is that we have been accumulating lots of data on other systems used in HigherEd like:

  • Customer Relationship Management – CRM

  • Financial Systems – ERP

  • Human Resource Systems – HR

  • Student Information Systems – SIS

  • Business Intelligence – BI

  • Email

  • Grant

  • Financial Aid

  • Online Program Management – OPM

  • Career-Readiness Solutions

  • Adaptive Learning Platforms

  • ePortfolios

  • Competency Based Platforms – CBE

  • Learning Analytics

  • Student Support and Retention Solutions

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Out of the 172 active Canadian student information systems, we have implementation dates for about 72% of them (or 123 institutions).

As you can see, the average age of SIS in Canada for HigherEd is just under 12 years (11.71).

Homegrown systems (or the ones that have not yet purchased a commercial solution) are by far the oldest at almost 21 years. Then we have the 3 big systems used in Canada (Banner, Colleague and Peoplesoft) that are in the 10-15 year range.

average length of time Canadian higher ed institutions have had their current SIS

average length of time Canadian higher ed institutions have had their current SIS

Note: The "Others" group includes products that have under 4 implementations. It includes CampusSIS, CampusNexus (formally CampusVue), CAMS, GradPro, Jenzabar, Kuali (the Curriculum and Catalog Management tools), Lumens and Sonisweb.