Ellucian, Amazon Web Services Collaborate to Bring Cloud-Enabled Solutions to Higher Education

A flexible path to the cloud designed specifically to help colleges and universities achieve student success

Published Monday, December 28, 2015 - Fairfax, VA

Ellucian, the leading provider of higher education software and services, announced today that the company has further strengthened its relationship with Amazon Web Services (AWS), including offering many of Ellucian’s higher education solutions as cloud-enabled. Moving forward, Ellucian will leverage the AWS Cloud to power many of its cloud offerings, from ERP to Constituent Relationship Management (CRM) for higher education, for the more than 2,400 colleges and universities it serves around the world.

As colleges and universities continue to transform to meet changing student expectations, senior institutional leaders want to help students access advanced, easy-to-use solutions anytime, anywhere. They also need better and more timely access to institutional and student data through solutions like Ellucian CRM, to inform decision-making, amidst a call for increased accountability.

“Cloud technology is essential to delivering an exciting new modern student experience for our institutions to deliver on student success,” said Jeff Ray, president and CEO at Ellucian. “We are investing heavily in our strategic collaboration with AWS, a leading cloud infrastructure provider, to deliver a superior user experience for faculty, staff, and more than 18 million students within Ellucian’s growing higher education community.”

Ellucian’s work with AWS supports the company’s cloud strategy, offering colleges and universities a secure move to the cloud, at their pace. Currently, a number of Ellucian solutions are cloud-ready, including Ellucian RecruiterTM, Ellucian Mobile, Ellucian Pilot, Ellucian ElevateTM, and Ellucian eTranscripts. Banner® by Ellucian and Colleague® by Ellucian can be hosted on the AWS Cloud today and will be available in a SaaS model by the end of 2016.

“Institutions across the world will benefit from Ellucian’s cloud-first strategy that combines their higher education product portfolio with the agility, flexibility and scale of the AWS Cloud,” said Teresa Carlson, Vice President, Worldwide Public Sector, Amazon Web Services, Inc. “This will give educational institutions access to critical data and analytics that influence teaching decisions and enable successful learning outcomes campus-wide.”


About Ellucian

Inspired by the transformative impact of education, Ellucian develops solutions that power the essential work of colleges and universities. As the world’s leading provider of software and services designed for higher education, Ellucian works with more than 2,500 institutions in nearly 50 countries—enhancing operations and enriching the experience for over 18 million students.

Ellucian provides student information systems (SIS), finance and HR, recruiting, retention, analytics and advancement software solutions. With more than 1,400 institutions subscribing to Ellucian’s cloud services and SaaS offerings, the company is one of the largest providers of cloud-based solutions in higher education. Ellucian also supports the higher education community with a range of professional services such as application software implementation, training, education, and management consulting.

Ellucian brings power, passion, and performance to bear for higher education, and its ability to better our world. Visit Ellucian at www.ellucian.com.

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