In recent years, college and university campus IT departments have been shifting toward multi-vendor, best-of-breed ERP ecosystems and away from the practice of using a single vendor for all student and finance systems. This transition demands that campus IT programs and solutions play nicely together and offer a certain level of integration. Integrated systems enable the type of user experience that we have all come to expect from our technology – real-time updates and access, and a seamless and intuitive experience. Ellucian is a leader in this space and at Transact, we’re proud to count them as a partner.
Ellucian offers a widely used ecosystem of open and flexible technologies that power scalable and efficient solutions for the modern college campus. One example would be a student who needs to pay tuition before being able to register for the semester’s classes. Ellucian Ethos guarantees that payment processing vendors are able to authorize and approve payments to be recorded by the university in Ellucian Banner almost instantaneously. Ethos enables sophisticated real-time data exchange between disparate systems, connecting people, processes, and applications across higher education institutions.
Through its partnerships, Ellucian helps thousands of colleges and universities around the world power important campus priorities like alumni relations, enrollment, financial aid and financial management, human resources, and student information systems. Another example might be purchasing lab equipment. With an integrated system, a faculty member could check their department’s budget and submit a requisition with just a few clicks. Using similar technology, an academic advisor could put a registration hold on a student’s account and require a meeting to share information about a program that student would have special interest in.
Ellucian also helps its partners and therefore campuses transition to cloud-based systems – another popular trend within campus IT departments. More than 500 of Ellucian’s ERP/SIS systems are in the cloud. While it’s a significant shift, moving to a cloud-based system can help an organization lower its operating costs and deploy new technologies with the press of a button and with little to no downtime.
In 2021, Transact earned Ellucian’s Ethos Connected badge, which certified that Transact’s solutions are able to offer the real-time integration for payments that campuses depend on. If your campus is ready to move to a seamless, integrated administrator and user experience, contact us for a demonstration. We would love to help you build a customized, tailored solution to meet the unique needs of your campus.