This Week In Review – May 13th to May 19th

Conferencing - Brock University

Ontario's Brock University Taps Echo360 for Campus Educational Video Management

Following a competitive evaluation process, Brock University selected Echo360, a new initiative to streamline the use of video by instructors, administrators, and students.

Echo360's hands-on approach helped the University build and execute an accelerated deployment and training plan for the Spring term start date which has expanded high quality video content usage for online, blended, and face-to-face learning.

Source: Cision PR Newswire

Customer Relationship Management - The University of Minnesota

The University of Minnesota and Paciolan Join Forces to Transform the Gopher Fan Experience

Gopher fans and donors will gain advanced mobile and digital ticketing features with Paciolan, the new leading provider of ticketing, fundraising and marketing solutions at the University of Minnesota.

“Partnering with Paciolan allows us to provide additional benefits for our season-ticket holders, fans and donors,” said Minnesota Athletics Director Mark Coyle. “One thing our fans told us is that they wanted a more efficient ticket-management tool and Paciolan provides that. Our fans can now buy, sell and scan their tickets right from their smartphones. Paciolan will allow us to connect with our fans in a more meaningful way.”

Source: Globe Newswire

ERP - Ellucian Banner - University of the Cumberlands

University of the Cumberlands Launches Ellucian Banner SaaS, Completing Strategic ERP Cloud Transformation

The University of the Cumberlands has gone live with Ellucian Banner as its SaaS-based enterprise resource planning system with the goal of managing the university’s tremendous growth and of integrating data from its multiple campuses and online school.

“The move to Banner SaaS is much more than just implementing a new ERP, with the cloud deployment we’re now confident that we can scale alongside our expected enrollment growth […] and we’re able to provide the best user experience possible to our students 365 days a year,” said University of the Cumberlands VP of Information Services Donnie Grimes, Ph.D., CISSP.

Sources: BusinessWire | Yahoo! Finance

Enterprise Resource Planning (SIS/CRM) - Open University

How Open University Went from Bespoke IT to Vanilla SAP

In an effort to modernise the way it operated, Open University (OU) chose SAP to replace its 20-year-old legacy systems.

As the world of distance learning is constantly changing, OU has to keep a close eye on what the market wants says Chris Youles, Chief Information Officer of OU. “The OU needs to regain its position as a world leader in distance learning. Digital transformation is core.”

OU is currently in the process of moving student admin system over to SAP, with the full ERP system to be delivered on 28 March 2020.


Enterprise Resource Planning (FIN/HR/SIS) - RMIT University

RMIT Leaps Into 'Largest Transformation' Project

Under the codename ‘Project Pi’, the Melbourne-based university is set to move to a cloud-based enterprise resource planning system, deploying a Workday ERP platform that would act as “a single, simple, secure and smart platform for all of RMIT’s HR, finance and student information functions”, the university said last week.

The ‘largest transformation project’ ever undertaken by the university should “[…] simplify and standardise how our staff and students interact with RMIT every single day,” the university said. It shall not only offer seamless interactions between student and staff, but also “better support, create and deliver transformative education programs”.

Source: itnews

Online Program Management - Northern Illinois University

Wiley Education Services Partners with Northern Illinois University

Wiley Education Services and Northern Illinois University (NIU) have entered into a partnership in order to support and expand NIU’s online program offerings with a focus on launching six new online programs as part of the Five Year Strategic Enrollment Plan to attract and retain students. 

Wiley was proven not only as partner with resources and expertise in launching and managing online programs, but with an ability to provide its complete menu of services to NIU in a flexible model of a fee-for-service arrangement.

Source: AP News