This Week in Review – August 13th to August 26th

An Update on Historical SIS Market for HigherEd Institutions 

Two weeks ago, we released the first version of our Historical SIS Market graph. Many of our subscribers have given us feedback and suggested acquisitions and other information to be added. Once again, we would like to thank you!

The following modifications will be added in the upcoming version

  • Information Associates has been absorbed by Ellucian in 1992. The product was called Plus.

  • Datatel (now Ellucian) acquired LiquidMatrix Corporation in 2003.

  • SAP started Campus Management in 2001.

  • Campus Solutions (founded in 1994) was acquired by PeopleSoft in 1997.

Please reach out to us if you are aware of a missing system or merger.


Acquisition

Absorb Software Acquires eLogic Learning

eLogic Learning known for delivering fast, reliable course performance as well as custom eLearning content, has just been acquired by Absorb Software.

"Absorb and eLogic both have expertise in building innovative, mobile-centric learning experiences, and our combined skills will deliver an industry-leading platform that is flexible, engaging and meets the needs of modern workers in a variety of industries around the globe," said Mark Anderson, CEO at eLogic Learning.

Source: Yahoo! Finance


Alumni Relations - San Francisco State University

San Francisco State University Names Encompass from iModules as its…

San Francisco State University (SF State) has named iModules, the higher ed fundraising and engagement leader, as its partner for digital engagement with alumni and donors. iModules will empower SF State by offering tools to increase engagement as well as online giving while augmenting operational efficacies.

“The SF State Alumni […] identified the integrated solution from iModules as the way to improve the user experience, while also streamlining internal data and processes,” said Craig Heldman, president and CEO of iModules.

Source: Virtual Strategy Magazine


Enterprise Resource Planning - North Carolina schools

Five North Carolina Schools Select Tyler Technologies Under Master Services Agreement

Tyler Technologies Inc. announced that it has signed contracts with several North Carolina K-12 school districts in order to help enhance school business operations and improve overall efficiency.

Each district selected Tyler’s Munis solution, including financial, HR and payroll, procurement, and revenue management suites as a way to empower themselves with integrated data, comprehensive financial and HR workflow, document imaging, disaster recovery protection, and student activity management, all in a cloud-based software-as-a-service environment.

Source: Yahoo! Finance


Library Information System - College of DuPage

College of DuPage partners with OpenStax to increase use of free textbooks

Impacting students' ability to complete coursework, the high cost of textbooks can now be a thing of the past at College of DuPage whose new partnership with OpenStax will provide its students with individualized consulting, strategic planning services, training and support as well as access to free textbooks.

"The use of open educational resources and other innovative tools that community colleges can employ will help drive student success and reduce their financial burden," said College of DuPage Provost Mark Curtis-Chávez.

Source: Daily Herald


Learning Management System - Purdue University

Purdue Chooses D2L

It was announced that Purdue University has chosen D2L’s Brightspace platform to support its campuses and digital learning initiatives. Brightspace platform stood out over competitor platforms thanks to its recognition that partnership is the key to a successful relationship, as well as its ability to transition from one LMS to another, its collaborative work spaces, its ease of use and its interoperability.

“In D2L, we found not only a cutting-edge technological platform, but a partner who shares our vision and mission for learning and research. […]” said Jenna Rickus, Associate Vice Provost for Teaching and Learning at Purdue.

Sources: Globe Newswire | Virtual Strategy Magazine | Yahoo! Finance

Justin Menard