Ellucian Previews New Mobile Solution: An Ellucian XE Product Evolution
Ellucian is previewing a new mobile solution that demonstrates
momentum toward delivering on its recently announced Ellucian Extensible
Ecosystem vision. Ellucian Mobile
evolves the company’s previous mobile solutions into one that spans the
three core administrative systems and unites the entire Ellucian
customer community. Ellucian Mobile is being revealed to higher
education technology leaders at the EDUCAUSE annual conference in
Ellucian mobile brings together the best of Ellucian Mobile Access
and Ellucian Mobile Connection into a single new approach to help
colleges and universities advance mobile initiatives faster and extend
applications and services to a broad range of campus stakeholders.
“Customers want to deliver mobile services that matter, but many are
finding it difficult to get started or difficult to keep up with the
changing environment,” said John F. Speer III, president and CEO,
Ellucian. “Ellucian Mobile will help customers leverage their existing
investments and the power of their campus systems more quickly,
cost-effectively, and consistently. We will also leverage the power of
the community through our Shared Code Repository which will help our
customers more easily share their mobile innovations across our
Delivered as a platform that supports both native and web
applications, Ellucian Mobile offers both deep integration with Ellucian
solutions and flexible options to help customers extend the digital
campus to include non-Ellucian applications.
Institutions can choose to implement an easily configurable pre-set
package of applications that can be fully launched in hours or opt to
build, customize, and manage their own mobile environments. Either
option affords deep integration with the data and services available in
Ellucian’s core administrative systems: Banner by Ellucian, Colleague by
Ellucian, and PowerCampus by Ellucian. True to the Ellucian XE vision,
Ellucian Mobile takes advantage of a deeper level of integration with
critical information and systems than other solutions, allowing
customers to surface capabilities unique to their institution.
For institutions seeking a turnkey mobile solution for quick
implementation across their campuses, Ellucian Mobile provides a new
fast and affordable option. Through Ellucian’s mobile cloud
configuration system, institutions can launch a customized and branded
solution in hours, without deep technical experience. With minimal
effort, institutions can control important brand attributes, configure
what information campus users see, and extend functionality through easy
access to institutional web assets and data.
End users simply select Ellucian Mobile from the app store of their
choice (the application supports Apple and Android devices), confirm
their institutional affiliation, and download a solution that fully
represents that institution. The initial set of applications will
include: course schedules, grades, rosters, events, directories, campus
news, notifications, and more.
For institutions that prefer a highly customizable mobile solution,
Ellucian Mobile delivers direct access to the platform and code. With
this option, institutions can extend Ellucian Mobile to include their
own native and web-based applications while having a stand-alone
institution branded application in each of the app stores.
Ellucian Mobile will be available for purchase beginning January 1st,
2013 with general availability planned for March 2013. A special grant
program will cover the full license fee for customer institutions that
enroll by June 15th, 2013.