Cape Breton University Selects Ellucian Cloud Solutions
Canadian institution will enhance the student experience with cloud solutions built for higher ed
- Cape Breton University has chosen Ellucian Colleague with cloud deployment to achieve better organisational alignment and enhance the student experience.
- Ellucian CRM Suite will be used to personalise relationships with prospective students, current students, alumni, and other supporters.
- Ellucian Analytics and Ellucian Workflow will unlock Cape Breton University’s data and help modernise business processes.
RESTON, VA – Ellucian, the leading provider of software and services built to power higher education, announced today a new partnership with Cape Breton University (CBU), located near Sydney, Nova Scotia. Through this partnership with Ellucian, CBU will execute cloud-based resource management in order to enhance the overall student experience and enable data-driven decision making.
With Ellucian Colleague®, CBU looks to achieve better organisational alignment through data integration across departments. This will reduce internal siloes, virtually eliminate manual processes and allow faculty and administration to make more insightful, data-informed decisions. Software-as-a-service (SaaS) deployment will allow CBU to easily access the most current application releases and advanced functions, while offering greater flexibility and a modern user experience. CBU will also gain more robust business continuity capabilities through a highly reliable, redundant system that provides increased connectivity and reduced latency on a daily basis, with failover in the case of disaster.
“We recognised that we needed a standardised cloud-based solution that would support our growth trajectory and strategic plan, which focuses on empowering faculty and staff, enabling success for students from around the globe, and supporting Cape Breton Island’s economic future while celebrating its rich history,” said Cape Breton University President David C. Dingwall, P.C, Q.C. “We evaluated a number of potential partners but found that Ellucian was the only provider offering a truly student-centric system with cloud deployment, alongside complementary offerings that would raise the sophistication of communication across the student lifecycle and on to advancement.”
Additionally, CBU will use the Ellucian CRM Suite (Ellucian CRM Recruit, Ellucian CRM Advise, and Ellucian CRM Advance) to enhance relationships with prospective students, current students, alumni, and other supporters, creating a more personalised experience for constituents. These solutions will help CBU improve efficiency by automating repetitive tasks and streamlining workflows. Access to cross-departmental data will inform plans and allow users to insightfully develop new programmes, engagement tactics, and fundraising campaigns.
Cape Breton University will leverage Ellucian Analytics to unlock institutional data, enabling informed decision-making that drives student success, institutional growth, and operational efficiency. And Ellucian Workflow will help modernise outdated business processes, increasing efficiencies and automating tasks across the institution—letting faculty and staff spend less time doing paperwork and more time focused on student success.
“Cape Breton University is a progressive institution that sees the short- and long-term gains associated with modernising and personalising all aspects of the student lifecycle while increasing operational efficiency in the cloud with Colleague SaaS,” said Ellucian President and CEO, Laura Ipsen. “We are thrilled to be their partner on this journey, and truly believe that this new solution set will establish CBU as the standard for repeatable institutional success in Nova Scotia.
About Cape Breton University
Cape Breton University (CBU), is the only post-secondary degree-granting institution on Cape Breton Island, in Nova Scotia, Canada. CBU offers undergraduate and graduate university degree programmes in arts, sciences, health, business and education to a student population of approximately 5,000.