ST. LOUIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Unit4, a world leader in student management systems for higher education, today announced a partnership with Excelsior College to replace the institution’s fiscal and student information systems with an integrated cloud solution.
Through this strategic partnership, Unit4’s Business World ERP and Student Management solutions will optimize and simplify Excelsior’s core business processes and services to boost the overall effectiveness of the College and create a seamless student experience for its 32,000 learners. For Excelsior, Unit4 represents a marked step toward enhancing the student and employee experience and improving management practices. The transition is anticipated to be completed by winter 2019.
Unit4’s modern cloud solutions will enable Excelsior to:
- Improve collaboration and planning, automate processes, and lessen the administrative burden on staff
- Empower admission counselors, academic advisors, and success coaches to problem-solve, access universal data, and deliver highly responsive support
- Allow researchers and analysts to leverage analytics to predict student success, target interventions, and evaluate academic programs
- Create centralized processes and data repositories to bridge workplace silos and make data-informed management decisions
- Quickly adapt to regulatory changes
- Better manage contracts, projects, track revenues/expenditures, and forecast
“This transition represents an alignment of our people, process, and technology for the first time in the College’s history,” said Jim Lettko, COO, Excelsior. “We are seeking a technology system to help us manage resources and empower our staff to be more innovative and strategic. With Unit4, we have a solution that will allow us to be more agile, make data-driven decisions, and create a collaborative culture of student service. It sets the foundation for future growth.”
Excelsior, an online non-profit institution based in Albany, New York, is home to more than 32,000 students and offers more than 40 academic degree programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels, plus certificate programs. It will benefit from the strength Unit4’s cloud-based system offers in supporting new academic models and leaders in delivering the future of learning to support the future at work.
Unit4 provides student management, ERP, and research management solutions to over 1,000 colleges and universities globally to help them accelerate growth, boost student success, improve institutional effectiveness, and deliver research excellence. Clients include Oxford and Cambridge Universities, HEC Paris, University of Waterloo, American University of Paris, Robert Morris University, Baylor College of Medicine, Hult International, and University of Dubai.
Unit4 provides enterprise applications that empower people in service organizations around the world. Our ERP, industry-focused and best-in-class solutions support thousands of organizations from sectors including professional services, education, public services, not-for-profit, real estate, wholesale, and financial services to build a better future. Unit4 is in business for people.
About Excelsior College
Excelsior College (excelsior.edu) is a regionally accredited, nonprofit online college focused on helping adults complete their degrees and advance their careers. The College contributes to the development of a diverse, educated, and career-ready society by valuing lifelong learning with an emphasis on serving individuals historically underrepresented in higher education. Founded in 1971, Excelsior meets students where they are – academically and geographically – removing obstacles to the educational goals of adults pursuing continuing education and degree completion. Our pillars include innovation, flexibility, academic excellence, and integrity. Learn more at excelsior.edu.