Ellucian® Announces Creation of Rapid Delivery Center

The center will provide colleges and universities with the quick, easy deployment of higher education cloud-based software and services

Published Wednesday, October 14, 2015 - Fairfax, VA

Ellucian®, a leading global provider for higher education software and services, today announced the creation of a Rapid Delivery Center, to be based in Maitland, Florida. The center will provide packaged services to support cloud-based software implementations for universities and colleges to recruit, retain, enroll, and support students. The development of the center comes at a time when institutions are demanding more cloud-based software solutions, delivered more easily and at a lower cost.

Initially, delivery of Ellucian Recruiter™, Ellucian Pilot™, and Ellucian Elevate™ products will be offered through the center; other Ellucian software and services will be added in the near future. The center will first provide service to North American clients, and then expand globally.

The Rapid Delivery Center will allow institutions faster implementation of software, with packaged solutions that can be delivered 30 to 40 percent more efficiently. With the rapid delivery model, institutions can accomplish an essential implementation for applications that integrate with Ellucian ERP’s in four to twelve weeks. This services delivery model will help colleges and universities save time and money through a more rapid deployment and a lower cost of delivery. Adopting this rapid deployment of cloud-based software will also help institutions keep costs and maintenance under control.

“The Rapid Delivery Center represents a significant step forward for higher education software implementation,” said Jeff Ray, chief executive officer at Ellucian. “It underscores our commitment to providing the right solutions for colleges and universities to foster student success.”

The Rapid Delivery Center is expected to be fully operational in January 2016. In the next two years, the center will employ approximately 100-125 people focused solely to support client demand for cloud-based delivery of Ellucian software.


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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