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Ellucian, D2L Expand Partnership for Easier Integration

In order to provide a more streamlined experience across their platforms, Ellucian and D2L have announced an expanded partnership focused on ease of integration. The alignment aims to provide a seamless process for college and university customers, from initial sales all the way through to implementation and support.

Ellucian's ERP/SIS products and D2L Brightspace feature existing API integrations for automatically synchronizing user, course and enrollment updates in real time, which are already in use at hundreds of institutions, according to a news announcement. The renewed partnership will "make it easier for more colleges and universities to integrate their LMS and ERP/SIS platforms," the companies said.

"Ellucian's open SaaS Platform was designed to support the unique and ever-evolving needs of higher education. With seamless integrations to Brightspace, Ellucian customers can link essential data to inform decision-making across all facets of the higher education experience," commented Steve Harris, chief revenue officer for Ellucian, in a statement. "Building on our longstanding partnership with D2L, our expanded agreement demonstrates our commitment to open and extensible technology platforms and will make it easier for institutions to secure the greatest value from their investments."

"D2L is committed to delivering an integrated teaching and learning experience that enables the exchange of student information that is designed to drive collaboration, personalization and engagement," said Puneet Arora, chief revenue officer at D2L. "We're delighted to expand our partnership with Ellucian, a leader in student information systems, and further enhance our powerful learning innovation platform, which currently enables more than 1,800 applications and technologies. I know our customers and partners will benefit greatly from our enhanced ecosystem that unites people, processes, data and technology to create highly personalized learning experiences."

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