New York's Sarah Lawrence College spent two years selecting and rolling out a new enterprise resource planning system--one that, unlike its legacy system, wouldn't require pulling staff out of retirement to maintain.
Datatel has revised its services offerings to provide as little or as much support for its IT applications as its institutional customers want. The company, whose flagship offering, Colleague, powers enterprise operations for hundreds of universities and colleges in the country, said it now also offers that suite of applications in a software-as-a-service (SaaS) model.
Datatel has updated its application for student enrollment. Version 2.0 of Recruiter includes a deployment option that allows customers to shift from the on-premises version of the application to a software-as-a-service (SaaS) model or vice versa.
Jenzabar has launched a Web-based enterprise resource planning (ERP) system, Jenzabar JX, for colleges and universities.
A prolific innovator for 25 years at California's Delta College, Lee Belarmino may be most recognized nationally in higher education IT for a relatively recent accomplishment: the successful implementation of one of the first instances of the open source Kuali Financial System--a system the college helped develop as a founding partner alongside much larger and better-funded universities.
SciQuest, an online procurement provider focused on academic, healthcare, and research organizations, has joined the InCommon Federation and the Canadian Access Federation (CAF) in an effort to improve standards and interoperability for customers in the United States and Canada.
Two of the biggest players in the education space have gone all in with their chips in a game not of their making. SunGard Higher Education, which became one of the largest companies in the segment, is being acquired from SunGard Data Systems in a $1.775 billion dollar deal by the same private equity firm that owns Datatel, another major education behemoth.
Workday, which offers software-as-a-service programs for human resources, payroll, and finance--has just announced versions of its services specifically for colleges and universities.
Jenzabar has released an update to its Jenzabar EX enterprise resource planning solution.
Coordinating a geographically dispersed student body that learns primarily online is just one of the key challenges that modern institutions of higher education are facing. With more education taking place online--and in some cases, all of that education happening on the Web--colleges are being forced to rethink their classroom and student management strategies.